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Jim Claven

Thucydides at Edinburgh Castle

The influence of Ancient Greek literature on the world would be difficult to underestimate. In the English language tradition alone, their influence can be traced from Chaucer to Shakespeare, from …

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The Hellenic Sailors of Kephalos Bay – on service with the Cable Ship Levant II at Gallipoli

For many years now I have been researching and writing about the Hellenic link to Australia’s Anzac story. The roots of this link can be found in the role of …

Lemnos nurse Sr Rachel Pratt honoured in Victorian Premier’s Anzac Awards

One of the Australian nurses who served on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign is the subject of one of the awards in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize …

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Victoria’s Greek community joins campaign to save Fairfield Amphitheatre

The campaign to protect Fairfield Amphitheatre is gathering steam. This is Victoria’s only Ancient Greek-inspired theatre and its only professional outdoor theatre (that is public). Many of Melbourne’s Greek community …

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Victoria’s Greek community joins campaign to save Fairfield Amphitheatre

The campaign to protect Fairfield Amphitheatre is gathering steam. This is Victoria’s only Ancient Greek-inspired theatre and its only professional outdoor theatre (that is public). Many of Melbourne’s Greek community …

News

Remembering Nurse Joanna Stavridi, the Florence Nightingale of Crete

When we commemorate Ohi Day we honour the resistance of the Greek people throughout the Second World War and the Allied forces who supported them, including those from Australia. These …

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Campaign to Protect Fairfield’s Ancient Greece Inspired Amphitheatre

A campaign is underway to obtain heritage protection for Melbourne’s iconic Ancient Greece inspired amphitheatre on the banks of the Yarra in Fairfield. It follows on the recent threats to …

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When a suffragette sailed into Imbros’ Kephalos Bay

Across my many years as a student of history, the discipline has never failed to surprise me. Truth is often stranger than fiction. Delving into the sources and records of …

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Recalling Arthur Leggett’s Greek Campaign in celebration of his 103rd birthday

I had the pleasure of speaking with Greek campaign veteran Arthur Leggett on 8 September 2021, on the occasion of his 103rd birthday. Arthur is a legend amongst Australia’s Cretan …

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Anders Lassen – Special Forces Hero and his part in Greece’s WW2 story

I have been following the trail of Major Anders Lassen and his part of the Greece’s WW2 story for some time. Readers of Neos Kosmos may have read my articles …

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