Our Families

Vlachs

We are pleased to welcome the following new members: Corneliu Mihalexe Warren, MI Horea Hristu Bridgeport, CT We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Spiro Vasilescu, a longtime member and past officer of  the Society Farsarotul.  We hope to feature a brief profile of this wonderful man in a future issue of …

Read More →

Vlachs

*This article was first published in Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 4, and is reprinted here by kind permission of the author and Duke University Press.       They have many names: Rumani, Arumani, Vlach, Koutsovlachos (Greek), Choban (Albanian), Tsintsar or Vlasi (Slavic), Karagouni (Turkish), and more. They inhabit at least six Southeastern European countries: Greece, …

Read More →

The Vlachs of Greece and their Misunderstood History

Abstract The Vlachs speak a language that evolved from Latin. It was transmitted by Romans to many peoples and was used as an international language for centuries. Most Vlach populations live in and around the borders of modern Greece. The word ‘Vlachs’ appears in the Byzantine documents at about the 10th century, but few details are …

Read More →

Community News

We are pleased to welcome the following new members: Nitsa Perkins-Bailey Marshfield, MA Jonathan Forsythe No.Smithfield, RI Cornel Todeasa Monroe, CT Tom Cheamitru Gambrills, MD Peter Caleshu Naples, FL Andrea Crowell Stratford, CT Alexander G. Dacey Easton, CT Anastase P. Dacey Easton, CT Bethany A. LoMonaco Mansfield, CT Sarah E. LoMonaco Mansfield, CT Joanne C. …

Read More →

Community News

We are pleased to welcome the following new members: Jennifer Turek Wallingford, CT James W. Conway Batavia, IL Atanasie Talabacu Middle Village, NY Mihai Talabacu Middle Village, NY Harlambie Mila Bronx, NY We were saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Kostas Kazazis, a scholar and good friend of the Aromanian language. Excerpts from …

Read More →

Kostas Kazazis: In Memoriam

Editor’s note: Kostas Kazazis was a good friend to the Aromanian community and language. Among his extensive writings on practically all of the Balkan languages, he also contributed an enlightening article to our Newsletter (“Some Recent Greek Views on Aromanian,” Volume 10, Issue 2: 1996). The following is excerpted from a tribute that will appear …

Read More →

Sam Tamposi: A Man Who Made a Difference

This article, originally entitled “Real estate gurus drew big names – Tamposi and Nash made southern tier,” is reprinted by the kind permission of the Concord Monitor and New Hampshire Patriot. Our thanks to Mike Pride, Editor. © 1999, 2001 Concord Monitor and New Hampshire Patriot. Thanks also to Sam’s daughter Pepper Rae for use …

Read More →

Dr. Socrates J. Asteriou

Editor’s Note: Socrates Asteriou was a good friend and generous donor to the Society Farsarotul. He was very proud of his Aromanian origin and language. We are saddened by his loss. Socrates Asteriou Former State Department Analyst Dr. Socrates J. Asteriou, 80, who retired from the Department in 1982, died of pulmonary failure at his …

Read More →

Community News

We are pleased to welcome the following new members: Alexander Tudor Westport, CT Susan Perkins Stark Los Angeles, CA Marina Todeasa Monroe, CT Cara Bernard Bridgeport, CT Renata Hargrove Bridgeport, CT Scott Cipu Fairfield, CT Heather Cipu Fairfield, CT Frank Tambosis Sydney, Australia James Profesta Brooklyn, NY Alexandria Yanka Ludlow, MA Stavri Yanka Ludlow, MA …

Read More →