15 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Akropolis world news

I have found that some readers open AKWN directly through this page of "Latest News", not through the usual index main page (you can get it just by clicking on the big red letters "AKROPOLIS" in the logotype). I just wanted to say that, if I should be away for some days or I wish to communicate any incidence affecting AKWN (as the content of next news about to be published, for instance), I use to put it on the index main page, so it would be convenient to open AKWN through that page.

Israel to build more settlements / Strange theft in Auschwitz / Iranian soldiers occupy an oil well
         (19/12/09. J. Coderch)

Corpse of Tassos Papadopoulos stolen / Inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki criticise Obama's speech / Island of Turvalu does not want to disappear
         (13/12/09. J. Coderch)

109 die by a fire in a restaurant / New film about the spy "Garbo" / High Council
         (06/12/09. J. Coderch)

Temples on sale / Australia to kill 6,000 camels / Terrorist attack in Russia
         (29/11/09. J. Coderch)

Venice inhabitants leave / Spain pays ranson to pirates / Two fingers and a tooth of Galileo found
         (22/11/09. J. Coderch)


οι ειδήσεις στα αρχαία Ελληνικά !!!


(Please, feel free to contribute)


Heinrich Mann: Geist und Staat (1931)
         Translation made by leonidas Canterakis. I include the German original side by side.

Ode to Beijing
         On the occasion of the Olympic Games in Beijing and on the initiative of shipowner Evangelos Angelakos, the Mayor of the Oinousses Islands, –which lie between Chios and Turkey-, the well known classisist, historian and author Sarantos Kargakos composed an “Ode to Beijing” in ancient Greek.

"The Procession", by Giovanni Guareschi (from the book Don Camillo) (PDF)
         I have translated one of the tales of the famous Italian writer. Again, don camillo and peppone confront each other and amuse us with their different points of view. with this translation i pay my personal tribute to this author, one of my favourites. My gratitude to richard ashdowne for having passed it into pdf format.

Gaisford Prize for Greek Verse Composition 2003, University of Oxford
         Wolfgang de melo, d.phil. student, has won this year's prize with an excellent translation from shakespeare into iambic trimetres. it corresponds to the play "measure for measure", act 3, scene 1, from "Doest you think, claudio" to "to what we fear of death", in the dialogue between claudio and isabella (the composition includes a series of footnotes about some forms used, but i haven't been able to reproduce them here for image-system reasons). any comments can be sent to me and i will pass them to him immediately.

Socrates describes football as played in USA
         Wonderful recreation of Plato's Dialogues. Disfortunately, I don't know who the author is, but the original English passage seems to be from D. woodruff "Plato's american republic". If you recognize the author, please tell me.

Timarchos Kyrenaeus Illoustrios
         a short epigram composed by massimo scorsone (università di torino, italia). As the author says, composed on reading a passage in Petronius' Satyricon, and ascribed to a fictitious Timarchos Illoustrios.

The snake-killer girl
         ekphrasis from a picture, composed by Andrea Cipolla (Italia), who moreover is the author of the picture also. click here if you want to see the picture.

Poem "Permanencia" from Vicente Aleixandre
         Poem translated into Theocritus' style by Massimo Scorsone (Università di Torino, Italia).

Fragment from Descartes
         Composed by J. D. Denniston (oxford). taken from the book "some oxford compositions". in this fragment, descartes explains how he decides to abandon books and prefers to learn by reasoning and experience.

Werthers Leiden, Brief vom 13. Mai (Goethe)
         Fragment from Goethe translated by helmut quack (deutschland).

"To be or not to be, that is the question..."
         Translation of hamlet's famous soliloquy on self-murder. i don't know who translated it, but i had it among other compositions i brought from sheffield. they were part of a book about greek composition. unfortunately, translators are not mentioned in the few papers i have from that book. I will offer you more of these wonderful compositions further ahead. (If anybody by chance recognizes the author, please inform me).

Vietnam War 1
         This Composition was written a lot of years ago by prof. josep alsina, my ph.d. tutor, and prof. manuel fernández-galiano, imitating Thucydides' dialect and style, with speeches included. i split it in several parts, as it is too long to include it in just one image. i offer their composition here in akwn to pay homage to their memory.

Vietnam War 2
         prof. josep alsina and prof. manuel fernández-galiano

Vietnam War 3
         prof. josep alsina and prof. manuel fernández-galiano

Vietnam War 4
         prof. josep alsina and prof. manuel fernández-galiano

Vietnam War 5
         prof. josep alsina and prof. manuel fernández-galiano


4 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Πέθανε ο Δημήτρης Κούγκουλος

Aντιγραμμένο απο το Blog Αποφένεια 
Author: Γιώργος Ιωαννίδης / Labels:

29 Δεκεμβρίου: Μόλις ενημερώθηκα από τον φίλο Πάρη Τσαντέ πως άλλος ένας ερευνητής και συγγραφέας του παράξενου, έχασε σήμερα το μεσημέρι την ζωή του.
Πρόκειται για τον Δημήτρη Κούγκουλο, συγγραφέα ορισμένων μικρών αλλά αξιόλογων έργων όπως το Και τι εστί λαβύρινθος ή το Και τι εστί ψυχή (κυκλοφορούν από τις εκδόσεις Έσοπτρον), αλλά έγινε περισσότερο γνωστός μέσα από το δίτομο έργο του Παντελή Γιαννουλάκη Κούφια Γη, όπου οι διεξοδικές του έρευνες για τα μυστήρια της Ελλάδας (και όχι μόνο) πλούτισαν σημαντικά τα βιβλία του τελευταίου.
Δυστυχώς δεν είχα την χαρά να συναντήσω από κοντά αυτό τον πραγματικά διαφορετικό άνθρωπο, γνώριζα όμως πως εδώ και καιρό είχε σοβαρά προβλήματα υγείας, που από ότι φαίνεται νίκησαν στην τελευταία μάχη.
Ο Δημήτρης ήταν ένας από τους «παλαιούς» που μέσα από την αφάνεια της δημοσιότητας προσπάθησε να βρει λύσεις στα μεγάλα μυστήρια του σύμπαντος.
Εύχομαι να συνεχίσει απτόητος το ταξίδι των αναζητήσεων του όπου και αν είναι τώρα...
(Σημ. η κηδεία θα πραγματοποιηθεί αύριο, στο νεκροταφείο Ζωγράφου, στις 2 το μεσημέρι)

Μας αφήνουν όλοι ένας ένας πρώτα ο  Παύλος Κυράγγελος πριν έναμιση χρονομ πριν απο καμιά δεκαριά μέρες ο Λάσκος και τώρα η ειδηση του θανάτου του ερευνητή Δημήτρη Κούγκουλου. Ο Θεός να αναπαύσει τις ψυχές όλων τους.
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