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Refugees at increased risk of coronavirus due to barriers to healthcare

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, wars and conflicts have not stopped. While some countries have successfully grappled with the virus, in refugee camps the situation remains fraught. Researching the social epidemiology …

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Pontian observance of crimes against Australia’s ‘Stolen Generations’ bring to mind their own struggles

The Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia observed National Sorry Day – 26 May – remembering and acknowledging the mistreatment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people forcibly removed …

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Ancient Greek history held captive: What’s next for the Parthenon Sculptures?

The recent re-opening of the Acropolis archaeological site has seen renewed calls by the Greek Culture Minister, Dr Lina Mendoni, for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures from the British …

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‘Lord and Master of My Life’, a new book by Archbishop Makarios of Australia

“Lord and Master of my Life..” is how the Lenten prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian, commences. It is not perhaps not entirely coincidental that Archbishop Makarios has chosen to …

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Uni student Theodoula Vorenas creates Youtube videos to assist VCE Students during COVID-19 Pandemic

As a first year law student and someone who has a genuine desire to help those in my community, I sympathise with the students currently completing their VCE studies. I …

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Is coronavirus extraordinary? Digging into Greece’s mythological past

We live in extraordinary times. Not one e-mail, newspaper article or TV news broadcast fails to remind us of this seemingly obvious fact. The grievous loss of loved ones, the …

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Kids are going back to school, but education won’t be the same after COVID-19

Experts from different fields have been telling us that life won’t be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the same applies to education. We asked experts in the field …

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Unprecedented results of COVID-19 lockdown

Many things about COVID-19 and the subsequent worldwide lockdowns have been unprecedented. Even the frequency of the use of the word itself since March has been unprecedented. Below is a …

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Encomium to Trebizond – historical exploration of the Pontian identity

«Οὕτως ἄνωθεν Ἑλληνικοῦ τε φρονήματος ἔμπλεως ἦν καὶ τὴν ἐλευθερίαν ἔτίμα.» “Thus long our city had a Greek mentality and honoured liberty.” Bessarion: Panegyric to Trebizond Jibes about Pontian magnate …

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Bleach, Bonfires and Bad Breath: Dodgy cures for plagues since the days of Hippocrates

When a future researcher compiles a list of sayings of US presidents, this one from Donald Trump in April 2020 about using bleach as a possible treatment for coronavirus will …