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Jason, the Argonauts and the Greeks of Georgia

We all know about Jason and the Argonauts – a group of buffed up men who went on an epic voyage in 1200 BC. The Argonauts racked up more frequent …

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Fournoi island: Exploring hidden Greek gems beyond Poseidon’s nose

Greece never ceases to amaze, be it the sunsets, parea, idyllic beaches and the nights – that can merge into day and vice versa – as all sense of time …

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Standing ovation for Alex Lykos’ ‘Disconnect Me’ documentary at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

On Sunday, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre presented the third feature film from Alex Lykos, the documentary Disconnect Me, about living without a smartphone and social media. Disconnect Me, which strays from …

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The Bob Hawke effect on a Matildas World Cup public holiday

Bob Hawke was a visionary and one of the true greats of this nation. When he muttered the immortal words, “any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today …

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Tony Bennett the Calabrian, Italian, American idol with Greko roots and a Selma heart

If you had to sculpt a statue of Tony Bennett, the statue would look like all the Greek statues one can find in Greece or the Magna Graecia Museum in …

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From Jefferson to Bidenopoulos : US presidents who spoke (some) Greek

“We haven’t had a Greek in the White House, but now we have Joe Bidenopoulos,” the then-vice president Biden told a 2009 Greek Independence Day celebration. He went on to …

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A night of laughter at Greek Stage Theatre with Toc Toc

One of the most important points you will hear from Akis Kastelloriou, a founder of Greek Stage Theatre, is that they are a “group of people fighting to preserve the …

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Exploring the rise and fall of Greek Leagues in the Hellenistic Era, or how the Romans beat us

A range of leagues existed during the Hellenistic Era after Alexander the Great as rival Greek monarchs – the one-time generals from Alexander’s military – sought to destroy each other.. …

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Brazilian democracy saved by Lula “the Greek”

The Washington Post has a slogan, “Democracy Dies In Darkness.” In the era of Trump, Bolsanaro and Putin, it has never been more important for democracy to stay out of …

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The Greek language is our passport to the world

English has been my passport to access wonderful places on our planet. In Argentina and Thailand for example, it helped me get by, as I filled my belly, and enjoyed …

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