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Billy Cotsis

Features

Pyrrhus, a Pyrrhic Victory and the rise of Epiros in the Hellenistic Age

Epiros, is a place of geographical contrasts. The high mountains and winding roads that take you across terrain that only shepherds and trekkers seem to traverse with ease. Then you …

Features

Asia under the Seleucids, a Hellenic Empire

As someone focused on documenting Hellenic history across the world, am grateful that most Hellenic territories are of a manageable size. There is one that was huge, a headache to …

Dialogue

Odrysian Kingdom: a rough diamond in the ancient world

I occasionally come across a rough diamond. That unique story that is hidden or shaded by other more prominent histories of the Balkans. The ancient kingdom of Odrysia is an …

Features

‘Griko is the sound of my parents and grandparents’, Dr Manuela Pellegrino says

Dr Manuela Pellegrino, a fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Harvard University, is one of the youngest and most influential members of the Griko population of Apulia. Griko …

Life

Apostolos Fotiadis – From the streets of Canterbury to Greece’s live music stages and back to Perth

Apostolos Fotiadis has had a remarkable career. Having grown up around the Sydney suburb of Canterbury, he somehow made his way to the humid town of Larissa of all places, …

Dialogue

17 November, the day democracy died and was reborn in Athens

Fascism and extreme demagoguery has no place in our society. Yet in recent years, we have seen the rise (and fall) of Golden Dawn, Trumpism, Bolsanaro, Erdogan and more. 17 …

Features

Opportunity and adventure: The Greek presence in Africa

There’s no denying that Greeks are everywhere and have had a significant engagement in Africa. Their influence is evident from the first colonies in Egypt, Libya and even Tunisia From …

Dialogue

Nuclear deals and a Hermit Kingdom: How Scott Morrison is endangering Australia

The other Hermit Kingdom, North Korea has announced that it will retaliate against Australia for its ‘nuclear’ subs and the AC/DC alliance, even though we technically have the ANZUS Treaty. …

Features

Top Ten ‘best islands’ in Greece by a seasoned traveller

They say that Greece has 227 inhabited and 6,000 uninhabited islands, each of which has a story to tell. I can truly vouch for this, as I’ve been lucky enough …

Military is not the answer: Government has made a blunder calling in the military to Sydney

The violence we saw on Sydney streets last Saturday, was unfortunate and not representative of the majority of people. I disagree with the protest, however people have a right to …

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