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Possible translations of quintessential Greek words that can never be fully explained

The Ancient Greeks were the first Europeans to use an alphabet system and, by doing so, created a steady word base for other Western languages to borrow from. The language …

Life

Greek community opens dialogue on future of women

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria is hosting a post-Women’s Day forum on 31 March. The forum, titled “Design the Pathway for Active Participation of Women”, invites men …

Life

Children will now learn Greek, while playing with their mobile devices

Metropolis, a new mobile app designed to facilitate Greek language teaching, was presented at the Greek Centre on Saturday, as part of the celebration of the International Greek Language Day. …

Features

Seven strategies for cultural diversity in the workplace

Dr Dimitria Groutsis, author of the Beyond the Pale report, has researched cultural diversity in the workplace. In her research, she found how culturally diverse people could break the cement …

Life

Cretan summer educational programmes combine sightseeing and education

Do you want to learn while you travel? There are two worthwhile options on the island of Crete over summer that offer sightseeing and food for thought. Unbound Prometheus Unbound …

Life

Keeping kids interested in the Greek language? There’s an app for that

Metropolis is a Greek word, of course. It is used to describe any large, important city in a nation, the one which is a centre of a specified activity. Now …

Life

Plans to build Cypriot Australian ‘jewel’ of Brunswick

The old Brunswick building that houses the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria can no longer meet the needs of the 80-year-old organisation. It wants to grow, draw younger people …

Life

My kid doesn’t want to go to Greek school. What can I do?

Some reluctance when learning a second language is normal. Young students wonder why they can’t just use the free time to watch television or have fun with their friends. But …

Life

Learning Greek has never been easier – even if you’re in the middle of nowhere

There are many benefits in teaching our kids Greek Learning the Greek language is very important for the preservation of the children’s cultural heritage and identity and for developing their …

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Modern Greek literature translators and writers called to get their work listed on the Census

The Census project is a vast and useful bibliography of English translations of literary works in Modern Greek. Originally compiled by Professor Dia Philippides of Boston College, and published in 1990 …