Latest Zorba Stories

2008-09-14 03:00:17

By d'Ancona, Matthew 'Teach me to dance. Will you?' Few scenes in cinema have the emotional poignancy and magic of the last moments of Zorba the Greek (1964), as Basil, the young English writer played by Alan Bates, seeks his final lesson in life from Anthony Quinn's majestic peasant- magus, on the Cretan shore. All around them are broken dreams, and the air hangs heavy with the prospect of their parting: but nothing can repress their joy as that familiar theme, 'Sirtaki', by Mikis...

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2008-05-27 17:36:22

The English Mastiff, often known as the Mastiff, is a large Molosser type breed which was once used in blood-sports. It descended from the ancient Molosser and Alaunt and is generally accepted as the oldest British breed. It was probably brought to Britain during 6th century BC and used for bear-baiting, bull-baiting, dog fighting, and lion-bating. The breed lost popularity during the 19th and 20th century due to prohibition of animal baiting, but its status has since then been restored. The...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.