About the ARCADIA Web Site
The ARCADIA Site
is a university sub-project and website. The site
is published in the web by the Department of Computer
Engineering and Informatics, University
of Patras and hosted by the ARCADIA
web server of the Laboratory of Pattern Recognition.
It is created and maintained by Dr. Christos Alexopoulos
and his project team at the University of Patras,
since May 10, 1999.
main objective of this site is the promotion and
diffusion of the cultural heritage and the various
sights and literary aspects of ARCADIA. Thus,
the term "Arcadia", or "Arkadia",
or even "Arcady" ("Arcadie"
in french), refers here both to real Arcadia,
- the specific mountaneous and historic region
of Greece (located in the middle of Peloponnesos)
-and to its impact in the formation and evolution
of the so-called European "golden age",
mostly substantiated as the literary "dream"
of the "arcadian ideal", or the one
of "arcadian (pastoral) idyll" in poetry
Arcadia brings two parallel but supplementary
senses: reality and utopy. The first is based
on real Arcadia, its nature and vestal landscapes,
its history and tradition, its character as a
Greek region, its people. The second relies on
the european heritage and the literary trends
inspired by the "Arcadian Myth", a european
dream composed by a set of diachronic and humanistic
values, ideals and reflections, a dream that tramped
in Europe since Renaissance. This heritage is
widely recognized in our days as a fundamental
part of the European Culture.
site general topics and issues included are history,
mythology, nature, envoronment, tradition, literature,
philosophy, poetry, art and architecture. They
are also reflected in the site
map. The site is also aiming in bringing together
the worldwide Arcadians, those living in Greece
with those of Diaspora via Web Technology.
ARCADIA Site makes part of the ARCADIA
Project within the Department of Computer
Engineering and Informatics of the University
of Patras. This project includes various other
activities and tasks in the areas of Web
Technology, Multimedia Systems, (website development,
CD-ROM titles, etc), Data Bases and Virtual Reality
ARCADIA Site makes use of the Department of Computer
Engineering and Informatics (CEID) infrastracture
and some student projects. It has restricted funds.
It is supported by the ARCADIA project which is
sponsored by the Cultural Institution "M.
Stassinopoulos". It accepts also some tenuous
support from the Network
of Arcadian Municipalities sub-project. On
the content level, the site is partialy based
on the cooperation of some people, contributing
by authoring texts or by providing various resources
(photos, video and audio releases etc).
The material in the ARCADIA
Site includes texts, images, maps, graphics, tables, audio
and video resources.
Texts are divided into descriptions, articles
or introductory ones. The main part of them is
written and arranged by C. Alexopoulos. Some texts
are written by various contributors of
the site, whose names are indicated at the end
of each text. Images are divided into images
illustrating the texts and Photo Galleries-Albums.
The main part of them belongs to C. Alexopoulos'
personal photo archive.
Except stated otherwise all
material in this site is copyright. For
details see the site Copyright Policy.
first and second level site map of the ARCADIA
Site is mapped on the left frame-panel
of the site. They are both also given graphically,
together with some third level ones, at the Site
language versions are provided and can be accessed
from the Home Page: Greek
version (the main and more wide one) English (the more wide next to greek one), French,
Spanish, Italian, Deuch
(2 pages). Extending and enriching rationally
these versions is one of our main objectives and
this is actually in progress.
the technical level, the ARCADIA Site is designed and implemented
so as to provide compatibility with both widespread
browsers Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator
under Windows 95/98/2000/XP. Site resource code
contains HTML code, Java scripts, Java applets,
DHTML code, PERL code, CGI and PHP scripts. To
view the whole site content, Java script browser
option must be unabled. However, greek fonts are
not generated properly by some Java applets on
browsers using Java Virtual Machine/Sun (such
us Mogila and Netscape Navigator ones). This is
especially the case of the left tree-based menu
panel content of the greek version (based on a
Java applet), which is not displayed correctly
under Mogila browser. In this case, to be able
to view the menu and navigate into the site content,
it is suggested to use and activate the Old Site Version. To face
this problem, the development of a new and more
flexible tree driven menu navigation system is
actually in progress.
is being continuously updated and new entries
are frequently added. Some new additions are announced
to the ARCADIA Site:
|Christos A. Alexopoulos
B. Sc. Mathematics, Ms. Sc.Statistics, Phd Computer
- Website and Forum design, mastering and
- coding, scripting and graphics
- Material collection, text organizing, structuring
and filling, proof-reading
- Photo, audio and video recources
Alexakos, Kostas Paraskevopoulos (Computer Engineers),
Kostas Togias (B.Sc. Mathematics, Ms.Sc):
technical support, PHP programming & scripting.
Skarparis (B.Sc. Computer Science) and Kostas
Siregelas: PHP programming, coding and scripts.
Galanis, Phanis Michail, Panagiotis
Mpalomenos and Petros Tsampoukas (Computer
Engineers), Themis Mavroedis and Dimitris
Doukas (students), Dimitis Ballas:
page design, coding, scripting, graphics.
Boussiou (Computer Engineer), Kyriakos Kanellos
and Dimitris Alexopoulos: graphics design &
implementation, elaboration of some audio and
Siregela, Georgia Kosmopoulou and Ageliki
Haritou: text organizing, filling & proof-reading.
number of contributing authors of original articles,
texts, descriptions or articles (featuring below
and in the related webpages).
Alexopoulos (Lecturer, University of Patras),
Thanos Nikolaou (teacher), Georgia Dalkou (philologist),
Sokrates L. Skartsis (philologist, ex. Professor,
University of Patras), Professor Pavlos Spirakis
(University of Patras), Prof. Argiris Petronotis
(Ar. University of Thessaloniki), Dr. Pedro Olalla,
Dr. Tasos A. Gritsopoulos, Giouli Papadopoulou,
Panos Panagiotopoulos (philologist), Dr. Christina
Tsardikos, Christos Toumanidis (poet), Karatzas
Dionysios (philologist and poet), Stamatis Makris
(teacher, Educational Councilor), Milio Kounia
(Newspaper "Kynouria"), Fotis Dimitropoulos
(philologist), Manolis Maglaras (philologist),
Dimitra Siregela (philologist), Panos Karnezis
(author), Marianthi Nega (avocat), Fani Athanasiadou
(philologist), Nikos Polimenakos (educator), Athanasios
Chondralis (teacher, Ed. Councilor), Christos
Akridas (Mathematician), Filareti Karatzoglou-Zafeiropoulou
(Associate Professor, University of Patras), Professor
I. Pountourakis (National Polytechnic School),
Ioannis Assimakopoulos, Dionysios Kontarinis (author
& journalist), B. Zafeiropoulos (Associate
Professor, University of Patras), Lemonia Mpastianou
(archaelogist), Panagiotis Vemmos (Mathematician),
Dr. Filippos Bekyros, Giorgos Vasilopoulos, Dr.
Vivian Efthimiopoulou, Evagelos Filis, Kiki Kokota,
Thomas Giokas, Kostas Kalivas, Chrisi Kosmatou
(journalist), Angelique Touloumtzoglou, Christos
Dravilas, Despoina Siempos, Sakis Papadimitriou
(philologist), K. Tsilimantos (philologist), Lefteris
Mizancioglu, Giorgos Theoharis, Vasilis Anastasopoulos,
Ageliki Katsiavelou, Athanasios Chemes, Maria
Bouli, Nikos Papageorgiou, Antonis Sarantopoulos
and Dimitra Rouni-Pantelopoulou.
owe aknowledgements to all the above and also to the following people:
Departmet of Comp. Engr. of the Universisty
of Patras for hosting the ARCADIA website.
Engrinner), for his valuable contribution
during the first phase of site development.
number of people for preparing (filling, proof-reading)
or translating texts or providing any other
resources and assistance to the ARCADIA
Web Site (licensing texts, suggestions, resources):
filling: Thanos Nikolaou, Aris Ilias
(Comp. Engr.,CEID), Nikolas Galanis (CEID),
Georgia Kosmopoulou (Univ. pf Patras), Ageliki
Haritou, Kostas Katapodis (CEID), Niarhakos
Venetos (CEID), Dimitris Ballas, Stamatis
Makris, Dimitra Siregela, Lucia Zaharias,
Translations: Thanos Nikolaou,
Christina Tsardikos, Dominique Lardet (philologist),
Kathy Welsh-Pentel, Panos Vasileiou, Marty
Bonner, Angelique Touloumtzoglou (philologist),
Evagelia Reppa (philologist), Efi Niarou (philologist),
Eleni Manners-Sparagues, Faidon Vasileiou
and Marie-Claude Mioche (philologist).
Assistance: Georgia Dalkou,
Milio Kounia, Giannis and Maria Theodorakis
(journalists, "AIXMH" newspaper,
Tripolis), Christina Tsardikos, Dr. Pedro
Olalla, Dimitris Vosnos, Giorgos Vasilopoulos,
Georgia Fourtouni, Nikos Polimenakos, Panos
Vasileiou, Filippos Bekyros, Vagelis Kassavetis,
Ioannis Kotsifas, Thomas Giokas, Athanasios
Mporas, Makis Dimizas, Takis Lilis, Evagelos
Filis, Dominique Lardet, Giorgos Sgourdos,
Dr. Tasos Gritsopoulos, Angelique Touloumtzoglou,
Theodoros Mantas, Michalis Michalopoulos,
Christos Dravilas, Nikos Kolendrianos, Vivian
Efthimiopoulou, Kostas Kalivas, Zaharias Zaharopoulos,
Giorgos Theoharis, A. Vahaviolos, Maria Mpakirtzi,
Vasilis Anastasopoulos, Panos Zafeiropoulos,
Αthanasios Chymes, Eleni Galani, Ioannis Komninos,
Dimitris Sklavounos, Dinos Maritsas and Kostas
number of people for offering or licencing
photos, video or audio resources:
Vasilopoulos, Dr. Pedro Olalla, Dimitris Vosnos,
Panagiotis Lilis, Theodoros Papageorgiou,
Agelos Kampilis, Milio Kounia, Thimios Chondralis,
Stamatis Makris, Georgia Dalkou, Athanasios
Boras, Nikos Polimenakos, Thanos Nikolaou,
Dimitra Siregela, Christina Tsardikos, Kathy
Welsh, Georgia Fourtouni, Giorgos Sgourdos,
Ioannis Assimakopoulos, Nikos Pragastis, Arkadia
Music Group (Calgary-Canada), Michalis Michalopoulos,
Andreas Georgakopoulos, Dick Anastis, Victoria
Hios Zevgolis, Oikonomakis Hlias, Maria Mpakirtzi,
Zaharias Zaharopoulos, Dimitra Rouni-Pantelopoulou,
Manolis Hiotis, Hara Iosifidi, Marie-Claude
Mioche, Theodoros Panagoulias, Marc Delacroix
and Vasilis Anastasopoulos.
mayors of Demetsana, Falanthos, Iraia, Tegea,
Mantineia, Pays d' Astrée (France),
Trikolonon, Tyros, Tripolis and V. Kynouria,
for providing usage licences for documentation
resources related to their municipalities.
Kassavetis (graphics designer) for
providing usage licence of
his map of Arcadia appearing in the arcadian
places section (for map indexing and navigation).
website for its scanned segments used in the
latter. Note that a great part of these segments
have been modified/adapted/corrected according
to our needs.
ARKADIA Music Group (Calgary-Canada) for its
permission to use exclusive releases of its
songs in MP3 format.
Akridas, Mathematicien, director of Akridas'
Educational Group, Patras.
members of the Arcadian
Discussion Group (Arcadians)
for providing usefull suggestions during the
development of this site
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