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Dan does not deserve puerile dictator label

A friend of mine recently asked: “Is Dan a dictator, as some in the media and many in the streets claim?” The question was borne of frustration and tears for …

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The Australian story of Mikis Theodorakis’ legendary song, “Zorba” is one of politics, flashmobs, Yolngu dancers

For those with only a cursory familiarity with Greece and Greek music, the name of Mikis Theodorakis, who died last week aged 96, may conjure flashbacks to the 1964 film …

Climate change will place additional burdens on women and children

Gender and climate change are integrally linked. Climate change disadvantages women disproportionately more than men due to their traditional family roles as carers, their lower incomes, and reduced access to …

Spiro and the land tax of Greeks

I am convinced that if Franz Kafka were alive today, he would be writing a novel about a man who, during the pandemic, has the distinct misfortune to call a …

Australia’s Immigration Minister extends his condolences for Mikis Theodorakis

Australia’s Minister Alex Hawke, a proud son of the Greek-Australian diaspora himself, extended his condolences to the Greek-Australian community and the Greek community around the world on the passing of …

Mikis Theodorakis, his undeniable presence and the incidents that lead to his performance in Australia

The world feels empty today. I feel an indescribable void at the unfillable loss of a demi-God, a protector, a beacon of light and hope. Mikis Theodorakis was a beautiful …

Mikis Theodorakis, without a partner in dialogue

Mikis Theodorakis’ career as a composer began in the early 1940s in the Arcadian city of Tripoli. Back then, he wrote hymns for the Greek Orthodox Sunday liturgy at the …

A poem for Mikis Theodorakis

(Mikis Theodorakis, Palais Theatre, Melbourne) He plods, flat-soled, to the waiting stand, head heavy with seven decades of dreams, compositions that defied parallel lines, echoes of what would become Zorba’s …

Teeth of fallen soldiers hold evidence that foreigners fought alongside ancient Greeks, challenging millennia of military history

Ancient historians loved to write about warfare and famous battles. While these millennia-old stories still feed modern imaginations – Homer’s “Iliad” provides the plot for the movie “Troy,” while Herodotus’ …

In ‘Rumours,’ Lizzo and Cardi B pull from the ancient Greeks, putting a new twist on an old tradition

It isn’t often that a pop star releases a music video that aligns so well with my academic research. But that’s exactly what Lizzo did in her new song, “Rumours.” …

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