Rome 2 had a amazingly huge announcement today! The Greek state culture pack was shown which is going to make many people happy. Plus the very limited collectors edition is shown. Although it’s pricey, the limited status would make it worth while for those who are long term fans of the series. It’s going to be awesome!
Collectors Edition- http://totalwar.com/collectors
Pre-order bonuses- http://totalwar.com/preorder
Rome 2 Factions- http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Factions
My PC build:
–Intel I5 3570 Quad Core- 3.4Ghz
–Nvidia Geforce- MSI GTX 660 Ti (2gb) Twin Frozr OC
–Corsair Vengeance 2×4 GB DDR3
–Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
–600W Pwr Supply
–ASUS P8Z77-V LX MOBO
–Sharkoon T9 Case
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Sexual life in Ancient Greece.
The two basic verbs, “to be” and “to have”. No subtitles yet. I hope the sound quality isn’t really that bad.
Some interesting facts about Greece and modern day Greek culture. I hope you enjoy :)
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A video clip detailing how ancient Greek art within a few generations underwent a complete and unparallelled transformation that changed art forever, becoming the golden standard not only in ancient times but also for Renaissance artists 2 millennia later.
The Hellenic Cultural Society in Cooperation with The Federation of Hellenic American Organizations of New Jersey presents:
The Greek American Experience Past, Present and Future.
This will be a multi-media presentation made by Dr. Panos Stavrianidis, President of the Hellenic Link. HCS & Hellenic Link of New Jersey will be hosting this event which will take place at:
Whippany VFW Hall
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΣ ΜΟΡΦΩΤΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ
The Hellenic Cultural Society
For about 25 years, the Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) has been the center of Greek Culture In Northern New Jersey. The Society has been the place where our people would gather for inspiration, learning and form friendships. Many of us arrived in this country with very little but wanted to maintain the positive aspects of our culture. For this we created organizations which we are keeping as treasured possessions against all odds.
The HCS as such has survived because it contains within itself several meanings and functions in a participatory mood, open to all, in a creative and unpretentious atmosphere. We as Greeks are “alive and kicking” thanks to this Society.
The HCS expresses the Hellenic ideals to everyone.
It epitomizes a place where everybody is welcome; a place for the old
and also for the young; a place for singles and also for couples; a place for those who want to learn and also a place for those who want to share their ideas; a place where people can talk and also a place where people can talk to each other; a place in which we can happily celebrate the pride of our Greek heritage and also a soothing place when we are in need of comfort and support; a place where we can be inspired and moved to action, as we strive to keep aglow the eternal light of Hellenism.
We count on your support both financially as well with your presence in our activities
which take place once a month from September to the end of May each year.
Your participation will allow us to keep the doors open of this beautiful and warm home known as The Hellenic Cultural Society.
We know you will find that membership in HCS will enhance your
Greek identity and fulfill your spiritual, cultural and social needs. We welcome the
opportunity to discuss any aspect of HCS with you. We look forward
to meeting you soon.
Welcome to HCS.
The board of trustees
The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
It was perhaps the most spectacular flourishing of imagination and achievement in recorded history. In the Fourth and Fifth Centuries BC, the Greeks built an empire that stretched across the Mediterranean from Asia to Spain. They laid the foundations of modern science, politics, warfare and philosophy, and produced some of the most breathtaking art and architecture the world has ever seen. This series, narrated by Liam Neeson, recounts the rise, glory, demise and legacy of the empire that marked the dawn of Western civilization. The story of this astonishing civilization is told through the lives of heroes of ancient Greece. The latest advances in computer and television technology rebuild the Acropolis, recreate the Battle of Marathon and restore the grandeur of the Academy, where Socrates, Plato and Aristotle forged the foundation of Western though. The series combines dramatic storytelling, stunning imagery, new research and distinguished scholarship to render classical Greece gloriously alive.
The second part recounts the Greeks’ heroic victory against the mighty Persian empire through the life of Themistocles, one of Athens’ greatest generals.The episode opens in 490 B.C. when tiny Athens prepares to safeguard its growing economy and infant democracy against an invasion by Persian armies of Darius the Great. When the Persians arrive for battle, the Greek courier Phidippides runs 140 miles to Sparta in two days to solicit help from its army, according the historian Herodotus. But Sparta, Athens’ rival, refuses to participate. The outnumbered Athenians, fighting to uphold their life of freedom, defeat the Persians and send them in humiliation back to Asia. But one Athenian, Themistocles, realizes Athens has not seen the last of the proud Persians. He persuades city leaders to build a fleet of war ships. These ships, called triremes, are “floating missiles” with projecting bows designed specifically to ram enemy vessels. While the Athenians execute their plans, the Persian ruler Darius dies and his son Xerxes succeeds to the throne. Under pressure to take revenge against the Greeks, he assembles an army of two million men. When the terrified Greeks ask the Delphic Oracle for advice, she simply tells them to flee. But Themistocles refuses to panic. Instead, he again petitions the Delphic Oracle, and this time she predicts that a “wooden wall” will protect the Greeks. First, he orders Athens abandoned, installs his fleet at the Aegean island of Salamis, and sends a “traitor” to the Persians to tell them that the Athenians are fleeing and are easy prey for the Persian fleet. When Persian ships move into the strait between Salamis and the Greek mainland, the triremes ram and sink 200 Persian vessels, and Athens wins the war. Greece, now master of the Mediterranean, undergoes one of the most startling intellectual and physical transformations in history. Pericles, the elected leader of Athens, oversees the building of the Parthenon and an extraordinary flourishing of the arts and sciences, laying the foundation for what is now called “Western culture.”
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The rich history of the Australian Greek café is the subject of new exhibition set to open at the Macquarie University Art Gallery on March 20.
The gallery’s curator and historian Leonard Janiszewski and photographer Effy Alexakis worked on documenting the historical and contemporary experiences of Greek Australians since the early 1980s. Their efforts have produced two books, an SBS documentary and partnership with the Australian History Museum at Macquarie.
This exhibition, entitled Selling an American Dream: Australia’s Greek Cafe was initially launched to critical acclaim at the National Museum of Australia in 2008. It has been touring nationally and its display on campus at the Art Gallery has been eagerly awaited, particularly given the display’s long and close association with Macquarie University.
Australia’s Greek-run cafés populated towns and cities across the nation. These enterprises run by Greek migrants/settlers successfully married Hellenic and cross-cultural influences with local needs merging local fare with new American food-catering ideas. As such, they contributed to a major change in Australian eating habits prior to the explosion of fast-food franchises as they introduced American sodas, ice-cream sundaes, milk shakes, milk chocolate and hard sugar candies to Australians.
They also generated powerful and dramatic social and cultural change acting as a ‘Trojan Horse’ for American popular culture, not only affecting eating habits, but also cinema, music and architecture.
The exhibition showcases a mix of historical and contemporary photographs married to extended oral history captions and a dramatic multimedia presentation created by film-maker Michael Karris.
Alexakis’ stunning photographs captures the décor of the cafes, their customers and owners. Memorabilia from several famous Greek cafes including classic Art Deco tableware, café signs and more are on display.
For anyone who remembers enjoying a milk-shake, ice-cream sundae, milk chocolate treat or hamburger at their favourite café, Selling an American Dream: Australia’s Greek Café is an exhibition not to be missed.
What: Selling an American Dream: Australia’s Greek Café
Where: Macquarie University Art Gallery (Bldg E11A)
When: March 20 — May 1, 2013.
Read more: http://www.mq.edu.au/newsroom/2013/03/20/new-gallery-exhibition-showcases-the-rise-of-the-greek-cafe/#ixzz2PH64N24v
A Greek/Canadian’s impersonation of our southern culture. Pretty spot on.