By Aviva Chomsky
A background of the Cuban Revolution offers a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an occasion that maintains to spark debate 50 years later.
• Balances a complete evaluation of the political and monetary occasions of the revolution with a glance on the revolution’s social influence
• presents a full of life, on-the-ground examine the lives of standard humans
• positive aspects either U.S. and Cuban views to supply a whole and well-rounded examine the revolution and its repercussions
• Encourages scholars to appreciate historical past during the point of view of people dwelling it
• chosen as a 2011 striking educational identify by means of selection
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Although the oldest extant version, ALEXANDROU, ARIS (1922–1978; pseudonym of A. Vasiliadis) “pseudo-Callisthenes” (c. C. The medieval romance culls incidents from Cleitarchus, Diodorus Siculus, Curtius, and Justin. We read of flutes playing while the walls of Thebes are razed. Alexander is crowned king of Egypt by the Ptah-priests of Memphis. He visits the Olympic Games, enters a chariot race, and defeats kings who compete in the same event. He writes letters to his mother, Olympias, or his tutor, Aristotle, about his campaign in India.
The same is true of the play David by an unknown Chiot writer, also found among Allatios’s manuscripts. The first catalogue of his works was printed in 1659. Fabricius published an- ALPHABET OF LOVE (mid-fifteenth century) other in 1808, and it runs to 11 pages. In 1962, the Greek literature department at Palermo University (Sicily) sponsored a new catalogue of Allatios’s writings, which includes 59 works. Among these are a commentary on the myth of Pope Joan (1630; see also Roidis), a list of all known writings on the Orthodox church (1645), a dissertation on the possibility of union between the Western and Eastern church (Cologne, 1648), a comparison of Latin and Orthodox doctrines on Purgatory (Rome, 1653), an essay on the works of Psellus (1634), and a book on John Damascenus.
The front of each sheet carried information about the day, its sunrise and sunset, the name of its saint (for instance, Gregory of Nazianzus for January 25), with feasts, celebrations, astronomy, and historical events. Erasmia Zafiraki, who started the journal Greater Greece as a schoolchild at Alexandria (1914), issued an almanac in 1920 called Radiance, and in 1922 and 1926 a Modern Greek Calendar. Rangavı´s, Vamvas, and A. Vlachos contributed to the bibliographer Vretos Papadopoulos’s National Almanac (1861–1871).