Dean Kalimniou

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The best woman for the role of first Greek Female President

What’s with all these lawyers, it should have been Aliki for President I blame the woes of post-Junta Greece on the fact that Greek diva and actress Aliki Vougiouklaki, the …

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Diatribe: Theo-Fanya and moments of Epiphany at Port Melbourne

In ways inexplicable, my attendance at the annual Theophania Festival at Port Melbourne determines the outcome of the rest of the year. I can attend the same ceremony in Frankston, …

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Ekpyrosis, a Stoic belief in the periodic destruction of the cosmos

Ekpyrosis (ἐκπύρωσις), the ancient Greek term for conflagration, describes a Stoic belief in the periodic destruction of the cosmos by a great conflagration every Great Year – according to Plato, …

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Diatribe: Happy Hermes to you this holiday season

“I must ring Πίτα,” the middle-aged lady remarked, outside church, “and wish him a Happy Nameday.” “Πίτα;” I asked, taken aback, “Γιορτάζουν σήμερα οι Πίτες;” “Yes,” the lady responded. “Είναι …

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Diatribe: Reclaiming the Christmas kileche

That moment in the earth’s celestial orbit fast approaches whereby a family meeting is called at Casa della Kalimniou. The sole purpose of same is to allocate by means fair …

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A mezuzah beside the door

There is a mezuzah beside the door of my office. This is a piece of parchment contained in a plastic case and inscribed with the Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael, beginning …

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Nick Giannopoulos, Wog TM and the custodian of ‘wogs’

“A blocky, cuboidal head, faced in pinks and whites and ruled in a fretwork of longitudes and latitudes which showed a few orthographic traces of worry…” Three Wogs, Alexander Theroux. …

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Buttocks of Greece, an ancient-arse country

– Τι είναι η Ελλάδα; the old man enquired, his bushy eyebrows raised in indignation, flecks of spittle flying from his dentures. Μια κωλόχωρα είναι. I am not aware of …

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Jim Claven’s ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’ captures the ANZAC spirit

There is an arresting photograph in historian and long-time Neos Kosmos contributor, Jim Claven’s recently published book ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ that encapsulates the spirit of the work like no …

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Medusa, a class victim of women enabling the patriarchy

“When Medusa looks in the mirror, she sees the Lady of Sorrows” Mason Cooley. “In mythology the Medusa can petrify people with a look – which is a good thing, …