The Making of Lily Macrakis

It is difficult to know where to begin or end when writing the intellectual biography of a woman who has spent all but the first six years of her life as a student, a scholar, a professor and a university administrator. [1] So, taking a… Read more

Drinking the Sun of Corinth

Drinking the sun of Corinth Reading the marble ruins Striding across vineyards and seas Sighting along the harpoon A votive fish that slips away I found the leaves that the sun’s psalm memorizes The living land that passion joys in opening. I drink water,… Read more

List of Contributors

Roderick Beaton is Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature and Head of the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King’s College London. His publications include Ο Καζαντζάκης μοντερνιστής και μεταμοντέρνος (2009), From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Medieval Texts and their Modern Reception (2008), Folk Poetry… Read more

Voices from an Island

Thera 1500 B.C. An odor of sea penetrates the hills. In the houses there is a rattle of cups. The air is rich with sage. On the frescoes lilies red as the sun enter the wind while a young woman bends over them. Read more