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Celebrating Erotokritos Year 2019 (Part 2): Erotokritos in context

In Kornaros’ time the island of Crete, once part of the Byzantine Empire, had been a territory of the republic of Venice for about 400 years. Venice had acquired this …

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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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Why tyranny could be one of the inevitable outcomes of democracy

Plato, one of the earliest thinkers and writers about democracy, predicted that letting people govern themselves would eventually lead the masses to support the rule of tyrants. When I tell …

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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, …

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Reasons for Labor’s defeat in the last ‘un-losable’ Australian elections – but will there be better days ahead?

In 1993, after a general election at which it had failed to defeat Labor, a colleague wrote that, if the Liberal party could not defeat Paul Keating, then perhaps it …

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3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children (but it’s really more like 2.002-parent IVF)

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as “three-parent IVF”. It’s designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with …

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Respect and remembrance: 12-year-old Greek girl pays tribute to heroes in her family

World War I and World War II were the most devastating conflicts to ever affect mankind. The death and devastation were beyond imagination. Soldiers, families and entire groups of people …

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Armistice Day is on Monday: Lest we forget

On Monday 11 November, on the 11th hour of the 11th day, all over Australia, people will stop at 11.00 am for a minute of silence – to remember the …

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Letter requests Hume City Council withdraw support of 26th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey due to atrocities

The following letter was sent to the CEO and councillors of Hume City Council in Victoria on Thursday.  Dear Mr Isola and Councillors, Request that the Hume City Council withdraw …

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Gianna Angelopoulos calls on the Diaspora to join in Bicentenary celebrations for Greece 2021

The 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821 – the event that led to the foundation of the modern Greek State – serve as a landmark for all Greeks …