Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Terms

Bouzouki

A Greek instrument that is similar to a mandolin, but bigger and tuned lower. (read full term analysis)

Iconostasis

A screen, ornately decorated with paintings of icons, that separates the clergy from the masses in an Orthodox church. Only the clergy are allowed behind the screen. (read full term analysis)

Kapheneia

The local Greek bar and coffeehouse. It's an exclusively male space and the place to argue political theory and escape the nagging of women. (read full term analysis)

Puttees

A type of lower leg wrap that Italian soldiers wore during World War Two. (read full term analysis)

Venizelism

A Greek political movement named for Eleftherios Venizelos. The movement championed the formation of a Greek state that encompassed all areas that are ethnically Greek, espoused pro-Western and pro-democratic ideals, and was against communism and… (read full term analysis)
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