A narrative of three generations; starting from Asia Minor, the ancient cradle of a nation, a group of errant artists surrounded by frivolous political leaders and unspoken Catastrophe pass to the Continue reading “The Troopers”
In the void
It is not terrible to yield;our reserves are not always sufficient.
Not a shame to be hesitant.
When in the course of time certain layers of the society grow in number and with an irrational rash come to a dead end that leads to a violent conflict, the danger that some will take the law in their hands professing real, personal, imaginary or mixed causes, cannot be overlooked. While research into the Continue reading “Diversion”
It is almost impossible to record the course of so many people in a country rent by civil war or through alien territories; people who were forced to settle in places that eventually became their second homeland. Yet their prime one didn’t just stay in the subconscious; though unfeeling, it was everywhere present… Continue reading “Achilles’ Long Journey”
When in November 1437 a delegation of some 700 Byzantine dignitaries headed by the emperor and the patriarch left Constantinople for the Concilium of Ferrara-Florence, everyone knew that the theological disputes that had led to the Schism would not be easily resolved. There was no way that the Orthodox world would be convinced about the noble intensions of the Catholics since 1204 was still fresh in memory and the Franks were known to be oppressive wherever they settled. Continue reading “The Emergence of the West”