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Coronavirus, Christ and the prodigal daughter who returned to Oakleigh

I have come full circle. Last week, Oakleigh and the “‘burbs” again became my home. The south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh, where 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show 15 …

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Leaders as healers: Ancient Greek ideas on the health of the body politic

In the current health crisis, we might ask what needs to be cured more urgently: the virus itself or people’s poor sense of moderation. We have seen shocking footage of …

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What early Christian communities teach us about giving aid in the time of crisis

Sometime in the late second century A.D., Christians in the city of Rome organised a collection to send to the followers of Jesus in the city of Corinth. Modern-day scholars …

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The Fifth Estate live stream with George Megalogenis

If you are looking to dig a little deeper into the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Wheeler Centre will be hosting a live stream at 6:15pm today with …

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Artist Katrina Ginis and Daphne

I’ve always been troubled by the myth of Daphne and Apollo. A story of pride, lust and loss, it seeks to explain how the laurel tree came into being. Pursued …

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“Dole Bread is Bitter Bread”: Returning to history for today

Last week was my birthday. As the country entered into a confused lockdown mode and Greek Independence Day celebrations were cancelled across the country, I awoke in a haze. I …

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‘We can better understand the hardships of those who fought for freedom in 1821’

I have often prepared for this most important of days on the Greek calendar, full of pride and often introspection. I have thought of the heroes of that revolution and …

Revolution Exported: Greeks who fought for Serbia

Just prior to his death by strangulation in the castle of Belgrade, Serbia, Greek visionary Rigas Pheraios is said to have uttered the immortal words: “I have sown a rich …

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3ZZZ’s contribution to ethnic minorities endangered by coronavirus

As the nation’s health and economy is so severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it is obviously essential that people receive the most authentic medical and government information to enable …

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Thucydides and the plague of Athens – what it can teach us now

The coronavirus is concentrating our minds on the fragility of human existence in the face of a deadly disease. Words like “epidemic” and “pandemic” (and “panic”!) have become part of …