“Any debt Greece may be in now is as nothing compared to the debt we owe Greece”
— Stephen Fry*
In recent years, the name ‘Greece’ has had negative connotations: debt, austerity, recession, political failure, and social deprivation. But the present is only a slender time-slice in Greece’s long history, and Greece has been and remains the source of many riches of thought, art, culture, and landscape. Directly or indirectly, this heritage has shaped and enriched the lives of us all, and on this website people who love Greece — philhellenes in the simple sense — celebrate what Greece has given them and the world.
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30 April 2018
David D. Pearce served as U.S. ambassador to Greece from 2013 to 2016. In this guest post for Philhellenes, he...
15 January 2017
I first visited Crete in December 2002 for the wedding of my friends Keith and Maria, who are responsible for...
11 January 2017
At Christmas, the season of giving just past, my thoughts quite naturally turned to my Greek friends, both those on...
5 January 2017
Marjory McGinn is a Scottish-born journalist and author, who has had a long connection with Greece, starting with a youthful...
12 December 2016
Anne Cooke is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Applied Psychology at Christ Church Canterbury University. Anne's webpage. Follow...
20 September 2013
As a philosopher of cognitive science, I take a strong interest in work in psychology and have many friends working...
20 April 2013
The photographer Giorgos Vitsaropoulos has kindly given me permission to reproduce one of his photographs of the new Acropolis Museum in...
19 April 2013
Howard Wettstein and his wife took a vacation in Greece in 2008, and he has kindly sent me some photos...
19 April 2013
Istvan Aranyosi writes: "As a kid, in the 1980s, I was known to my parents’ entourage as a Greek geek,...
* Email to site editor, dated 12/03/12