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Tomb at Amphilopolis in Macedonia to be fast-tracked for public viewing

Greece’s Minister of Culture and Sport Lina Mendoni has brought forward the time for the completion of work on the Kasta Hill Tomb in Amphipolis, Serres so that people may …

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Opinion: Calls for Victorian Government to intervene following violence and violations in Whittlesea

The Australian Hellenic Council is a peak lobby group within the Greek-Australian community in relation to political and social issues affecting that community. We deplore the recent incident in Melbourne …

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“So mummy… Am I Greek or Australian?”

Many say that ‘there is no place like home’ and that despite having left Greece to migrate to Australia, most migrants of Greek descent continue to feel Greek inside. So, …

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Man seeking 500 000 euros for Kouros head arrested

A 49-year-old man has been arrested in Nemea, southern Greece, after he tried to sell the head of a kouros, a 6th Century statue of a male, for 500,000 euro. …

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Guide to the classics: Plato’s Republic

Western philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato, the old saying goes. And The Republic (c. 375 BCE), featuring Plato’s teacher Socrates in dialogue with several friends, is unquestionably …

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Reflecting on the true meaning of Christianity: forgiveness, charity, empathy

At this time of the year I reflect on what Christianity means. For me it is about a belief that we are more than our physical existence on this planet. …

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My first beach Christmas in Australia

Six years already in Australia and there are two things I’ve yet to get used to, and probably never will: that my birthday in July is celebrated in winter and …

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Istanbul’s Christmas past: Memories of Constantinople

I remember Christmases of times past, attending mass at one of the few neighbourhood churches of Istanbul. The Christmas spirit is felt differently there where the shrinking Greek population has …

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Star Wars trilogy on rise and fall of Skywalkers, an old form of storytelling used from Aeschylus to George Lucas

How many Star Wars films did George Lucas plan? According to Dan Golding in his recent book Star Wars After Lucas, this depends on when Lucas was asked. The often-quoted …

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Diatribe: Reclaiming the Christmas kileche

That moment in the earth’s celestial orbit fast approaches whereby a family meeting is called at Casa della Kalimniou. The sole purpose of same is to allocate by means fair …