Melbourne | Pontian night. One night only, direct from Greece, Anastasios Kazantzidis (lyra/vocals) will be appearing at Yanni's Tavern in Kew on Friday the 26th of June 2015. All enquiries and bookings call Sarah 0419 499 693.
Seven years after starting his research about one of the most dramatic episodes of 20th century Armenian history, actor, playwright, and novelist Eric Bogosian has written Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide (Little, Brown & Co.; April 21, 2015).
The PontosWorld dictionary contains over 500 Pontic words and is available for viewing online in the Dialect>Dictionary section of our website. It is also available as a Word document which you can download and view on your mobile phone, pc or tablet. Download the dictionary in word format by clicking here
Ο σύλλογος Ποντίων και Βορειοελλαδιτών Σύρου , στο πλαίσιο του 5ου σεμιναρίου ιστορίας και λαογραφίας, πρόκειται να διοργανώσει εκδηλώσεις για το καλοκαίρι του 2015 με θέμα <<Ο Θρακιώτης αρχαιολόγος και τα εν Συρίη** μυστικά>> με σκοπό την ανάδειξη της πολιτιστικής μας κληρονομιάς.
While researching the Ottoman press within the years 1918-19 it is also necessary to evaluate the Armenian press of Istanbul. However the Armenian press of that period has not been cared for sufficiently up to the present and has not been evaluated in detail. The Armenian press broadcasted many publications about the Genocide within the postwar period and gave important information to the public.
Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians worldwide have reacted angrily to the Russell Crowe film The Water Diviner. In his directorial debut, Crowe along with screenwriters Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight, depict Turks in the post-war period 1919-1920 as victims, while depicting Greeks as satanic and barbarous.
Quite often Pontic culture is presented in a way that only Pontic Greeks themselves can relate to. In an attempt to break away from this, the University of Patra in Greece, under the stewardship of Ioannis Haritantis, will present a concert that will showcase the culture of Pontus in a way that the rest of the world can relate to. The concert can be followed LIVE online at the following link
Saint Basil the Great of Caesarea was born in Pontus in 330AD. Basil was born into a wealthy Greek family and is known for giving away all his possessions to the poor, underprivileged and to children. In Greek tradition he brings gifts to children on January 1 (St. Basil's Day).
Opinion | One thing inherently clear when it comes to Pontians in Melbourne is that they are more divided now than they have ever been This opinion piece is based on the Pontic Greek clubs 'syllogi' of Melbourne, but let me mention briefly the body which represents all Pontic clubs in Australia, the federation(s).
At Cape Jason (Grk: Ιασώνειον, Trk: Yason Burnu), along one of the most picturesque locations on the Black Sea coast between Fatsa and Ordu, is a Greek Orthodox church, the Jason Church (Yason Kilisesi). The place is named after Jason who moored his vessel (the Argo) here with his Argonauts on their voyage to find the Golden Fleece.