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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-21

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  • [01] descent into the mythical underworld
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] descent into the mythical underworld

    A view of the beach of Alonaki, near the northwestern port-city Preveza. A coastline with willow and poplar trees next to eponymous Acheron River mouth. According to Homer this was the forest of mythical Persephone, the abducted bride of Hades, god of the underworld, where the witch Circe revealed to Odysseas (Ulysses), the King of Ithaca, the entrance to the underworld. Today's visitor can begin his trek from where Acheron empties into the Ionian Sea, on to the marshes of Splantza and then climb to the village of Messopotamos to reach the Nekromanteio, better known as the oracle of the dead. Ancient Greeks used to visit the site in an attempt to communicate with the souls of their dead relatives, as these were able to foresee the future after having left their earthly body. The site of the nekromanteion of Acheron was excavated in 1958-1964 and 1976-1977 by the Archaeological Society at Athens, and is the first sanctuary and oracle of the gods of the underworld to be brought to light.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The ongoing Siemens bribery case, ever-present speculation over a cabinet reshuffle or early elections and a spate of wildfires that erupted on Thursday, dominated the headlines on Friday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Greece in flames".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will take his final decisions by the end of the month".

    AVGHI: "Karamanlis and main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou cultivate a climate of low expectations for working classes".

    AVRIANI: "Government, PASOK head-on collision over Siemens, elections".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Clash in government over next actions".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Wildfire again in Mt Parnitha - All-night battle with flames".

    ESTIA: "Arthur Laffer's tax theory - Lower factors, higher incomes".

    ETHNOS: "EU ultimatum to raise retirement age for women (employed in the public sector)".

    KATHIMERINI: "EU demands women work as long as men in public sector".

    LOGOS: "Clash between PASOK and ruling New Democracy gets rougher".

    NIKI: "The nightmare returns - Country defendless before fury of strong winds".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Communist Party of Greece: people must turn back to two mainstream parties".

    TA NEA: "Maximos mansion (premier's office) points to ballots in October".

    VIMA: "Lifting of despair - Karamanlis focuses on reshuffle".

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