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Birth of Vardges Sureniants (February 27, 1860)
A multifaceted artist and intellectual, Vardges Sureniants is considered the founder of Armenian historical painting. He
was born in Akhaltskha (Akhaltsikhe), in modern-day Georgia, on
February 27, 1860. His father Hakop was a priest who taught religious ...
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Birth of Ervand Kogbetliantz (February 21, 1888)
His
is not a household name, but Ervand Kogbetliantz was an accomplished
mathematician and inventor who lived and taught in the United States
from the 1940s-1960s. Ervand
George Kogbetliantz was born on February 21, 1888, in the old Armenian
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Death of Rafael Ishkhanyan (February 6, 1995)
Rafael
Ishkhanyan was a prominent expert of Armenian language and book
history, and also an engaged intellectual in Soviet times and the first
years of the second independence. He
was born on March 9, 1922, in Yerevan. His parents, Avetis Kirakosian
an...
Death of Rafael Ishkhanyan (February 6, 1995)
Death of Rafael Ishkhanyan (February 6, 1995)
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Republic: The State of and for All
If
we understand democracy, as defined by Aristotle, as the direct
government of the people, then, indeed, the United States is a republic
and not a democracy. Of course, no one with a basic knowledge of words
and political science would say that Americ...
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In the Beginning, the Ass Was a Horse
Asses
have had bad publicity since ancient Greek times, and anyone with some
exposure to English colloquial language may hear one of many
combinations of the word “ass” (or the word itself) on a daily basis to
typify clumsiness and stupidity. The same h...
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Walking Around the Lyceum
Aristotle,
the famous Greek philosopher, allegedly used to walk while lecturing.
Since he was not a citizen of Athens, he could not own property. Like
another famous philosopher, Socrates, he and his colleagues used the
grounds of the Lykeion (Latin Lyc...
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Death of Zabelle Boyajian (January 26, 1957)
Alice
Stone Blackwell in the United States and Zabelle Boyajian in England
played a central role in the promotion in Armenian literature at the
turn of the twentieth century. Boyajian
was born in 1873 in Diarbekir. Her father Thomas was a former
Evange...
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Birth of Lord Byron (January 22, 1788)
For
two centuries, Lord Byron’s Armenian connection has become the stuff of
legend, and the fact that one of the greatest British poets took an
interest in the Armenian culture to the point of learning the language
has been widely discussed.   Byron's v...
Birth of Lord Byron (January 22, 1788)
Birth of Lord Byron (January 22, 1788)
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Birth of Mateos Zarifian (January 16, 1894)
Armenian
literature in the nineteenth and twentieth century had a host of names
who were victims of a disease that was considered incurable until a
vaccine was introduced in the 1920s: tuberculosis. Poetry
and tuberculosis had a link of sorts. Four tale...
Birth of Mateos Zarifian (January 16, 1894)
Birth of Mateos Zarifian (January 16, 1894)
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Death of Henri Verneuil (January 11, 2002)
Prolific
filmmaker Henri Verneuil was one of the well-known names in French
cinema for forty years, and closed his cinematographic career with two
autobiographic films that narrated the Armenian experience. He
was born Ashod Malakian on October 15, 1920...
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