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Esther Anatolitis on the three faces of Greek Australians

For over a decade Esther Anatolitis has been a passionate advocate for creativity, the arts and public space. She taught into the studio program at RMIT Architecture, University of NSW …

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How the social history of footy tells a migrant story

“Grade five was the worst year of my childhood because it was the year I first heard the word ‘wog’,” George Megalogenis writes in his new book The Football Solution: …

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Katherine Kizilos, the first person of Greek background to be employed at The Age, hits back with a new novel

The intersection of indigenous Australians and migrant communities in this country is a story that longs to be told. Katherine Kizilos, an Australian writer of Greek background has made an …

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Ikaria: The island of long life

The enchanting island of Ikaria is not only one of the most idyllic islands of the eastern Aegean but also a dreamy place with authentic character and endless natural beauty, …

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The Greek Australian tragedy of Stamatia X

Effie Carr’s debut novel Stamatia X uses Greek mythology, religion, and the study of grammar to tell the story of a strong minded intelligent girl whose family are “like birds …

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Meet the first woman to translate ‘The Odyssey’ into English

Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate Homer’s The Odyssey into English, is heading to Melbourne. Next month she will be involved in a special event at the Wheeler Centre, …

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Eric Metaxas’ on his biography of Martin Luther, the controversial man who took on the Catholic Church and transformed society

Eric Metaxas author of Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World greets me over the phone; “Yiasou Patritha”, (health to your homeland), Greeks carry ‘homeland’ on …

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Tightrope walking

Ακροβασία, renderable in English as “tightrope walking,” literally signifies walking on tiptoes. In his recently released poetry collection of the same name, poet Dimitris Troaditis takes the reader upon a …

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Following Patrick Leigh Fermor and the WWII Greek Resistance trail on Crete

It was a privilege to be in the audience at Melbourne’s Greek Centre last week to hear UK-based author Chris White’s presentation on the Cretan Resistance and Special Operations Executive …

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Emily Wilson the first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Academics are impressed with the new addition to the classics.