From June 22 - June 23, the Battle of Doiran (1913) took place between the armies of the Bulgarians and the Greeks. At Dorian Lake, after the Greeks defeated southern Bulgarian troops earlier in the Second Balkan War, they met again with the Bulgarians at Lake Dorian and battled it out again.
Originally, the Greek were having a hard time getting into Bulgaria. This time, they rushed the Bulgarians and after a lengthy battle, captured several border cities, including the city of Sofia. This caused the Bulgarians to flee North and to ultimately give the land to the Greek. This battle was significant for the time as it was one of the biggest advancements made by the Greek against the Bulgarians and it had a whopping death toll of 252 soldiers.
A Regal Entrance Spam
Princess Andrew of Greece, née Princess Alice of Battenberg, with her eldest daughter, Margarita. Her mother, née Princess Victoria of Hesse, is in the background
Greece do be studying tho
Translation for the book:
Art has just started to become as strange as it is. for example, the piece you are in right now is not something you would have seen 100 years ago
The Apollo Sauroctonus ( Lizard slayer in Greek) by Praxiteles. Louvre, Paris.
δεν είχαμε ανάγκη κανέναν.
Δύο μπορούν να κάνουν τον κόσμο ολόκληρο,
αφού ο κόσμος από δύο έγινε."
Does anyone else have favourite snacks that remind you of memories and people? Bakewell tarts remind me of my late grandmother, and Tunnocks wafers remind me of my Aunt.
I bit into a Bakewell earlier, and suddenly I was three years old, sat on my grandmother’s kitchen floor playing toy soldiers with her wooden clothes pegs as she sat in her chair and did her crosswords. It’s strange how foods can be so tied up in these intense memories.
Η καρδιά μου ανήκει στη Νάξο
a day that began with translating Greek tragedy followed by a morning at the library with Homeric epics, then an afternoon at the Museum, wine and tapas with some friends, and finally a midnight flight to the Mediterranean :) my ideal day come to life