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  • n  an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century
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  • Dora Bakoyannis in Independent
    The treasures exhibited here are a part of European culture,Ms Bakoyannis said. "A large number of these relics are going 'beyond the walls' of Mount Athos for public viewing for the first time by men and women."
  • Truman Capote in Brooklyn Daily Eagle
    In aggravated moments,Truman wrote of the hotel, "I imagine retiring there, for it is as secluded as Mt. Athos, remoter than the Krak Chevalier in the mountains of wildest Syria. Daytimes, the location, a dead-end Chiricoesque piazza...
  • John Boehner in
    In Russia, we have always respected and have great respect the people who take up the monastic life here. Russia has always had strong bonds with Mt. Athos. All its spiritual roots are linked with Mt. Athos. In my country, all the social strata... Vladimir Putin Athens News Agency Sep 9, 2005 6319 9251 athwart In the 1950s, as many in America were moving toward a socialist future of ever-expanding government and ever-decreasing freedom, it took an act of courage and vision to stand athwart history and yell, 'stop' as Buckley wrote in the first issue of...

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