This little cozy Hellenic Nest is offered to Hellenes and PhilHellenes.                     
By: Diane Touliatos, Ph.D. and her husband Costas Miliotis, M.B.A.


                   ASPIRATIONS OF THE NEST !

Our presentation is an outgrowth of radio and TV live broadcasts out of
the Greater Tampa Bay area, Florida, entitled: "The Nest of the Hellenic  
Mind." Some of the works herein are being presented globally through the
web. Occasionally, we are heard at the National Public Radio and the Voice
of America. Our emphasis has been a Hellenic cultural awareness and enrichment,
counseling in educational pursuit vis a vis career planning. Also, the articles
(left column) have been presented at various gatherings within academia through-
out the United States and international forums.

A Hellenist is one interested in the study of the Greek Philosophers,
language, culture, literature, and history. Also, one who is great admirer of
the ancient Greek culture and the humanities. For more on what is Hellenism,
kindly see "Home," left. With this pictorial presentation of the winged Nike
(victory), we join you to feel the sensation of the restless motion of her power-
ful open wings. The draped gown gracefully whirling over Nike's beautiful  
body seals our thirst for Hellenistic pride and glory!

            Nike was a goddess who personified triumph throughout the ages
                                    -- of the ancient Greek culture.--
So, come on along to a journey of joy, pride and yes, knowledge!

The objectives of the authors are to promote cultural values and to offer
the world a modest opportunity to learn better our Hellenic humanities,
thus a loftier cultural identity. This bit of quality Hellenism is
directed more towards the Hellenic Diaspora's second, third and later
generations. Naturally, anyone in the world, regardless of ethnic
background, who cherishes impressive cultural tidbits from Hellenism,
the cradle of  our Western civilization, is cordially welcome!


Here is what The Council of Hellenes Abroad has said:

" Mr. Costas Miliotis is a special advisor to SAE's National Issues
Committee. He has written extensively in the American press about
Greece's national issues and about the issues of concern to the Greek
American community. His academic credentials include an MBA and a
Ph.D/abd in Marketing. He is also a Certified Auditor and has
worked for a number of global industrial corporations teaching seminars
on business efficiency and complex legal contracts.

He is widely traveled as an international executive."

Dr. Diane Touliatos-Miliotis is the Director of The Center for the
Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Musicology at the University of
Missouri-St. Louis. This is what the UM-St. Louis says about Dr. Touliatos:

In the area of musicology, Dr. Touliatos-Miliotis has achieved wide reputation
as an internationally published scholar in the areas of Ancient Greek music,
Medieval Byzantine and Western music, and women composers. She has
published six books in international presses: The Byzantine Amomos Chant
of the Fourteenth Centuries and Catalogue of the Byzantine Musical Manu-
scripts in the Vatican. She has published over fifty full-length articles in scho-
larly refereed journals and is also credited for the discovery and publication
of the complete music (over 50 pieces) by Kassia (b. 810), the earliest known
woman for whom there is preserved music.”

Dr. Touliatos has a prestigious milestone publication of historical consequence in  
2010 by  Ashgate Press. You can read about the book and even listen to a You
Tube on its contents at this website:
Also, she recently coedited and published another masterpiece entitled: Women in
the Arts: Eccentric Essays in Music, Visual Arts, and Literature. This is a
pioneering anthology with many “firsts” and with historical essays celebrating the
contributions of past and present women creators.See this website for more
- Music--Visual-Arts-and-Literature1-4438-1672-8.htm

                         ABOUT GREECE-IN BRIEF

A rendering of the Acropolis                     Today's Acropolis after
of what it might have looked!                     the barbarians' passage!

As an undergraduate student at Brooklyn College (yesteryear's BC), there has
been a distinct recollection about one of the Professors; Dr. Procope Costas,
stating during the introductory course on western civilization: "When God
created the earth and separated the land from the sea, He had left over a sack
with rocks. He was unsure what to do with them. Consequently, he threw them
in a spot next to the sea, and Greece was formed from these rocks."

In the article titled: “Greece,” on page 28 of its January 4, 1963 issue, the Ame-
rican magazine
Life provides the concept of Hellenism:

“It was sudden.  It was miraculous.  Nobody        
knows why it happened.  But in a small,
rock-bound Mediterranean peninsula 2,500          
years ago a handful of people called Greeks
roused the human race to a new ambition and
sense of purpose, and launched it into history."

So it goes that our western civilization grew up thanks to the sea, the Hellenic
sea which the Romans so enviously named: "Mare Nostrum"; our sea. Having
the sea on their country, the Greeks developed contact very early with their sur-
rounding world: Asia, Africa, and Europe. The ability to travel by sea gave
the early Greeks a vehicle for distant journeys. Thus, the Greeks were able to
see, learn, teach, give, receive, and even trade. In fact, there is a vivid reco-
llection of the above referenced Professor Costas who also stated that: "two
years of travel is equivalent to a four-year College degree."

Greece is a peninsula at the southeastern most part of Europe covering an
area of 132,000 square kilometers with a population of about 11 million. While
the land size of Greece is equated to that of the State of Maine, the coastal mea-
surements of 15,000 kilometers certainly make it a fairly larger country.
There are in excess of six thousand islands and islets. The predominant rugged
terrain is sharply contrasted with the Aegean Sea.

This is precisely one of the reasons why Greece reached that very high level
of civilization. Mount Olympus, the throne of the god of gods, Zeus,

constitutes the highest peak at approximately 3,000 meters. On the other hand, the
endless lace work of the coastline offers a series of magical splendor. The anti-
thetical height of Mount Olympus is found off the southern tip of Peloponnese,
in the Oinoussaii Pit which is 4,850 meters deep. This is the deepest point in
the Mediterranean.

Because of its location, Greece enjoys a climate with mild winters and sub-
tropical warm summers. Greece is the "sunshine" country, the Florida of
Europe in that the sun shines for almost 3,000 hours per year!


Sunrise the Aegean                        Sunset in Santorini
Here is a personal note about a part of the Hellenic character. In comparative,
cultural characteristics, Greeks are independent minded, self assured, self
starters, sensitive, wrathful (like Zeus), romanticists and uniquely hospitable.
According to Professor Costas, Greek is the only language whose word for
hospitality is: friend of the stranger, or philoxenia. In a unique Hellenic chara-
cteristic, Greeks want to be leaders. Yet, in a less complimentary deportment,
according to folklore on a ship's crew of thirty, twenty-nine want to be
the captain and one wants to be the crew. For more on this; click on the article
entitled: "The Prevalence of the Hellenic Mind in Today's Americanism."

Lastly, as a reward to your visiting this tiny, yet warm Hellenistic nest you are
feted with an APOTHEOSIS homologous to that of mighty ZEUS!

And, please do visit the other pages. They will prove beneficial to you!
For reference and access see "Articles" to the left.

Feel free to contact us:
Contact Costas:



                           THERE IS IMMORTALITY:
                          IT IS CALLED KNOWLEDGE

For your listening pleasure, we have presented VANGELIS from "Chariots of Fire."greek
The Nest of the Hellenic Mind
(please ensure that your speakers are on.)
A Sparkle of  Insight
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