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Tu parli Griko? – online seminar looks at the Greek spoken in Italy

In 1999, Italy passed Law 482 which recognised the two languages of Greek origin, Griko (spoken in Apulia) and Greko (Calabria), as being among the 12 minority languages that are …

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NUGAS teams up with La Trobe to promote tertiary study of Greek language and culture

On Sunday the 18 October NUGAS Victoria hosted an information session on Greek Studies at La Trobe via Zoom. The session focused on informing those interested in studying Greek at …

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Art Athina goes virtual – and you can attend too!

The biggest annual art event of Athens and one of the oldest international art fairs in Europe, Art Athina, organised by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association since 1993, is back …

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Time to ask more questions about the Axis Occupation, says historian

Key perceptions of the Axis Occupation of Greece (1941 to 1944), the causes of the famine and black market were already set in the historical discourse of the nation by …

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Melbourne in lockdown stirs the emotions of growing up in Melbourne in the 80s

In the 1980s, growing up in Melbourne was a unique time for an inner-city migrant kid. My parents had been in town for ten or fifteen years by then. They …

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Cleopatra’s Golden Rule – or, she who has the gold, makes the rules

Gal Gadot, an Israeli of Ashkenazi (European) heritage, and a former Miss Universe contestant, is slated to produce and star in another movie about Cleopatra (VII), promising to capture the …

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The merry drinks of Hellas: 10 unique Greek spirits and liqueurs

1. Aniseed Greece’s most famous distilled drink has its roots in the production of tsipouro which dates back to a monk distillers on Mount Athos. Ouzo came into being when …

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My Life in Lockdown: Q&A with George Kapiniaris

Everyone knows George Kapiniaris from his popular Wogs out of Work and Acropolis Now days. Since then, he’s had many roles under his belt, from Ronnie McDoggle in Fat Pizza, …

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RIP George Yianni, from Alexandria to Victorian Railroads

George Yianni was born on 25 March 1934 in Alexandria Egypt, son of Loukas Yianni and Fotini Karayianni, and younger sibling of Polyxeni. When George was three years old, he …

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What’s On 15 October – 22 October

ONLINE VIRTUAL OPEN LECTURE: IN SEARCH FOR THE LOST GREEK INFINITIVE IN ANATOLIA In this lecture hosted by the Greek Community of Melbourne, Reader in Spanish and Historical Linguistics Dr …

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