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2013-05-31 23:15:29

Leading Mediterranean cruise line Louis Cruises nearly doubles ports of call for 2014 with introduction of nine new destinations including: Samos, Milos, Syros, Kos, Ios, Symi, Chios, Cesme and Bodrum. Piraeus, Greece (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Louis Cruises is pleased to unveil exciting new cruise programs for the 2014 season. Having launched an exclusive new cruise product in 2013 reflective of its Hellenic roots, the company is nearly doubling the number of ports it calls at for 2014 with the...

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2008-03-13 00:00:00

Archaeologists in Greece said Tuesday they have discovered evidence of a brain surgery performed almost 1,800 years ago on a young woman who died during or shortly after the operation.Although ancient writings have referred to such operations, discoveries of actual evidence, such as surgically perforated skulls, have been uncommon at best.  "We interpret the find as a case of complicated surgery which only a trained and specialized doctor could have attempted," said Ioannis Graikos, a...

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2007-03-26 21:00:00

By DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece - A geological engineering company said Monday it has agreed to help in an archaeological project to find the island of Ithaca, homeland of Homer's legendary hero Odysseus. It has long been thought that the island of Ithaki in the Ionian Sea was the island Homer used as a setting for the epic poem "The Odyssey," in which the king Odysseus makes a perilous 10-year journey home from the Trojan War. But amateur British archaeologist Robert Bittlestone...

2006-04-05 01:12:26

ATHENS (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake measuring 5.7 shook western Greece early on Wednesday, but no damage or injuries were reported, Greek authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was in the sea south of the Ionian island of Zakynthos and was felt along Greece's western coastline. Authorities said crews would begin inspection on Zakynthos to verify there was no serious damage.


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Ionian Sea
2013-04-18 22:21:31

The Ionian Sea is an outstretched embayment of the Mediterranean Sea, located towards the south of the Adriatic Sea. It’s bordered by southern Italy including Sicily, Calabria, and the Salento peninsula towards the west, southern Albania towards the north, and west coast of Greece. All of the major islands within the sea belong to Greece. They are together referred to as the Ionian Islands, the major ones being Zakynthos, Kephalonia, Lefkada, Ithaca, and Corfu. Calypso Deep is the...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'