Culture and Customs of Greece (Cultures and Customs of the World)

By Artemis Leontis

The Parthenon. Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Homer's epic poems. Gods and goddesses lounging round, indulging in pleasures on Mount Olympus. All of those photos think of the conventional icons of Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization. yet what can we recognize of contemporary Greece? the reply to that query and extra are available during this entire examine modern Greek tradition. This one-stop reference resource is full of illustrative descriptions of everyday life in Greece within the twenty first century. perfect for top institution scholars or even undergraduates drawn to learning out of the country, this wide quantity examines subject matters resembling faith, social customs, relaxation existence, fairs, language, literature, appearing arts, media, and glossy paintings and structure, between many different issues. Woven into the textual content are appealing and exact vignettes of Greek lifestyles, aiding to demonstrate the way it is humans stay. A crossroads among Europe, Africa, and the center East, Greece is scuffling with to carry directly to the tradition of the previous day, whereas nonetheless having a look towards modernity. Culture and Customs of Greece is a must have quantity for all highschool and public library shelves.

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The writer benefited from an extended dialog with him in may possibly 10, 2007. 10. the writer took half in Vradies tis Pemptis on may well 10, 2007 and should eight, 2008. eleven. “Eurovision track Contest” (accessed June thirteen, 2008), http://www. eurovision. tv/page/history. 7:26 P1: TVJ GNWD124-06 GR4296/Leontis 162 most sensible Margin: zero. 62733in Gutter Margin: zero. 7528in February 23, 2009 tradition AND CUSTOMS OF GREECE 12. the outline of Rebetiki Istoria attracts at the author’s stopover at on may possibly 6, 2008, a night whilst Pavlos Vasileiou spoke approximately his magazi and the track he likes to play prior to launching right into a marathon of greater than five hours’ taking part in. Yona Stamatis describes coming into an analogous magazi in “Rebetika, At Last,” her Monday, September 10, 2007 access at http://yonainthefield. blogspot. com. thirteen. Risto Pekka Pennanen, “The improvement of Chordal concord in Greek Rebetika and Laika track, Thirties to 1960s,” British discussion board for Ethnomusicology (1997) discusses the chordal harmonization in rebetika, that's neither japanese nor Western yet anything specific to the shape. 14. This account of rebetika attracts on many resources, together with Kostas Ferris, I istoria tou rebetikou tragoudiou (The historical past of Rebetiko Song), 2006 DVD. 15. Author’s translation from Greek. sixteen. Kostas Ferris, I istoria tou rebetikou tragoudiou, half three. 17. Author’s translation from Greek. 18. name of a tune by means of singer-songwriter Nikos Gounaris (1954). 19. The word is the name of a tune via Yiorgos Tzavellas (1953) and refers to a time while civil servants have been paid at the 9th of every month. 20. Helen Abadzi, “When India Conquered Greece: Hindi movies of the 50s in Greece,” March 17, 2003 (accessed June 14, 2007), http://helen-abadzi. sulekha. com/ blog/post/2003/03/when-india-conquered-greece-hindi-films-of-the-50s. htm. 21. Author’s translation from Greek. 22. Author’s translation from Greek. 23. Hadjidakis studied tune conception with Menelaos Pallantios, an enormous presence within the Greek nationwide college, from 1940 to 1943. 24. Hadjidakis’s larger funding used to be in selling classical tune, while his soundtracks and well known songs paid his accounts. Hadjidakis proposal so little of his renowned track that he even renounced the ever-popular “Paidia to Peiraia” (Never on Sunday)! 25. Vasilis Loukas, I hrisi platina (Gold Platinum) (Athens: Livani, 2007), 216. 26. This description attracts on Natali Hatziantoniou, “To rebetiko mageve kai tous estemenous” (Rebetiko Bewitched Even people with Crowns), Eleftherotypia, February five, 2008 (accessed October 17, 2008), http://www. enet. gr/online/online hprint? q=%F1%E5%EC%F0%DD%F4%E9%EA%E1&a=&id=70442632. 27. Iota Sykka, “Rebetika Is Alive and Well,” Kathimerini, February 12, 2008 (accessed June 1, 2008), http://www. ekathimerini. com/4dcgi/ w articles civ 1 12/02/ 2008 9324. 28. Hatziantoniou, “To rebetiko mageve kai tous estemenous. ” 29. Hatziantoniou, “To rebetiko. ” 30. Sykka, “Rebetika Is Alive and good. ” 31. Author’s translation from Greek. 32. even though ladies now dance the zeibeikiko, their zeibekiko appears to be like approximately women’s entry to a man’s global.

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