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New book reveals Greece’s role in Australia’s Anzac legend

The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee is launching its publication of historian Jim Claven’s major new definitive account of Greece’s role in Australia’s Anzac legend this weekend. Commissioned by the committee, …

Features

Make sure your fingerprints aren’t all over it

“…when Antony and Dolabella were accused to him of plotting revolution, Caesar said: ‘I am not much in fear of these fat, long-haired fellows, but rather of those pale, thin …

Dialogue

Chronicling the diaspora’s stories: a tribute to Helen Nickas and Owl Publishing

A few months ago, my dear friend and colleague Helen Nickas quietly informed me that she was officially wrapping up her publishing house, Owl Publishing. Although I knew that she …

Dialogue

Makis Tsitas’ prize-winning ‘God Is My Witness’ in English

The English translation of Makis Tsitas’ prize winning novel ‘God Is My Witness’ (originally published in Greek by Kichli Publishing, Athens 2013, which won the European Union Prize for literature …

Life

WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 18 July onward

VIC GREEK TAVERN NIGHT AT ELENI’S Eleni’s Kitchen + Bar (28 Anderson St, Yarraville) is hosting a Greek tavern night this Friday 19 July at 7.00-10.00 pm. Experience the best of Greek …

Life

Award-winning novel by Greek author Makis Tsitas translated into English

More readers around the world will now have the chance to enjoy Makis Tsitas’ award-winning novel ‘God Is My Witness’, thanks to Aiora Press which has released the novel in …

Dialogue

Brexit and Alcibiades: Populism, demagoguery and fake news

Does the ancient Greek world of politics – from which ‘democracy’ and indeed ‘politics’ are ultimately derived – have any light to shed on the current UK Brexit catastrophe (another …

Life

Dimitris Troaditis to present free lecture on radical anarchist ideas in Greece

Poet and journalist Dimitris Troaditis is set to present an insightful lecture at the Greek Centre this month, delving into the emergence and promulgation of radical anarchist ideas in Greece …

Life

Photographer Polixeni Papapetrou: Existentialism and good underwear

Photographer Polixeni Papapetrou died in April last year at age 57 after a five-year illness. Her friend, writer Joanna Murray-Smith writes about the artist in an introduction to the new …

Life

Homer and the story of a Greek Australian war hero at the Greek Centre

Phil Kafcaloudes, a journalism lecturer at RMIT, will present a lecture about Homer and the story of a Greek Australian war hero, on Thursday 27 June 2019, at the Greek …