“In the scene set in Nikos Valsamakis '1961 iconic modernist summerhouse, we see stylish men and women who allegorically represent civilization at the height of Rome, flirting and conversing in front of the camera, but there is a tension in the dynamic between the sexes, which ostensibly leads to a fight scene in the last act.”
“I owe a great debt to the women who run the library attached to the Grammateia Isotitas (Government Secretariat for Equality) for their immense generosity; Ioannaat the ASKI/Archeia Syghronis Koinonikis Istorias (Contemporary Social History Archive) in Athens, for giving me access to invaluable and unseen (at the time) documents of the Civil War period; 'Nikos' (whose surname I never knew), who assisted me with theMetaxas archives at the Old Parliament House in Athens.”
“Since Greece's financial collapse, Nikos Lekkas and his team of tax-crime specialists have started more than 700 in-depth audits of doctors, an effort the government says is aimed at containing costs and boosting revenues.”
“Pharos Travel, an agency tucked into a residential side street in Astoria, Queens, doesn't look like much (wood paneling, aging file cabinets stuffed with folders), but if you're planning a Hellenic vacation, owner Nikos Panagiotopoulos (just call him Nick) has one advantage over the likes of Liberty Travel and American Express: He knows Greece.”
“The labyrinthine white village of Anogia, high in the Psiloritis mountain range and a short hike from Zeus's mythical birth-cave, is where many of the island's greatest artists – from Nikiforos Aerakis and Manolis Manouras to Nikos Xylouris – were born.”
“Order a thimble of strong, raki-spiked elliniki coffee and hobnob with black-shirted shepherds listening to Cretan music on Radio Kriti FM at the kafeneion in the central square, then pay a call at the corner house, cluttered with memorabilia, where sweet-voiced Nikos Xylouris grew up.”
“Nikos Kavalis , a senior analyst at metals consultancy GFMS, said the copper market is likely to be in a deficit until 2013, with the most chronic shortage in 2011 at nearly 400,000 metric tons.”
“I would be concerned about accumulating gold at $1,625, said Nikos Kavalis , a commodity strategist with Royal Bank of Scotland.”
“The title is taken from the writings of the Greek philosopher, Nikos Kazantzakis, who saw life as a "luminous interval" during which struggle and disintegration are necessary for creation and rebirth.”
“There were a lot of speculative shorts in the market, and these shorts have been beaten up," said Nikos Kavalis , an analyst with RBS Global Banking & Markets.”
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