'In post-classical Greek the word for ‘beauty’ originally meant ‘timely’. The prevailing aesthetic was that appearance should match one’s age. Thus both a young girl and a dignified matron could qualify as having horaios, but never an older woman trying to recapture her youth.'
'Without passports or any kind of identification documents, they were effectively stateless, and since they could not be repatriated, they were herded into open-air camps, given a little food and water and then abandoned.'
In Greece. Poetry from Yiannis Doukas, Eftychia Panayiotou and Sam Riviere. New fiction from Christos Ikonomou and Panos Karnezis. Plus Laurence Howarth and Laura Gottesdiener on the cuisine of Occupy.