Hellenic Travels to the Past is a collection of tales from one Antipodean’s experiences to magical locations from across the Eurasian continent that even the history books have forgotten. I use the word ‘magical’ because what the people of these Hellenic communities have achieved seems to defy logic: Hellenic culture surviving against a background of a dwindling diaspora and the absence of government assistance; and the Hellenic language enduring despite native speakers being a rarity in these regions. These are just a couple of notable examples of this magic. Read the articles, and I’m sure you will discover more.
It must be said that while these are amazing achievements, by no means do they contradict the logic of the Hellenic peoples — namely surviving and thriving against impossible odds. These communities seem to echo the spirit of King Leonidas with his immortal proclamation: “Molon Labe“, to anyone who would try to rob them of their culture, creed and language. Braver still, they do not dare allow the merciless nature of time to efface what they have patiently fought to retain: the Hellenic Spirit.
A word on the articles, while I am the self-proclaimed editor, I do not dare correct, revise, or alter in any way the writings of the site’s star (and only) contributor. Going up against, and attempting to defeat such a colossal ego would be an act of foolishness even Alexander the Great would agree too stupendous to achieve.
I do welcome articles, opinions, and/or advice regarding the site. If you would like to contribute anything, please send an email to: email@example.com (addressed to George).