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The Hidden by Tobias Hill

A review of ‘The Hidden,’ which is set in ancient and modern Sparta, by Professor Paul Cartledge from Cambridge University.


Spartans season opener this Saturday

The Hawthorn Spartans will open their season on Saturday when they take on Old Geelong away at Como Park starting at 11:40 am.


Gerard Butler to be a Olympic torch-bearer in Sparta

Scottish actor Gerard Butler, who played the role of King Leonidas of Sparta in the movie 300, will return to Sparta for a series of events to celebrate the 2,500-year …


All for the king’s rain

The controversial bust of Leonidas was unveiled in Brunswick over the weekend.


Leonidas is not an ethnic statue

A small band of Australians of Hellenic origins gather to pay their respects on the anniversaries of the Battle of the Kokoda Track and the Battle of Thermopylae


Spartan sisterhood renewed

A sister-city relationship between Moreland and Sparta is being proposed by the Mayor of Moreland, Lambros Tapinos.


Spartans prepare for Aussie Rules glory

“This is Sparta!” is a battle cry that we would not expect to emanate from a three quarter time huddle in an Australian Rules match, but the Hawthorn Spartans are defying expectati


The Katsarolles of Leonidas

A readers offers their observations on the katsaroles and Leonidas in Brunswick.



Dean Kalimniou’s daughter’s love of a παραμύθι (fairy tale) is understandable, but the Greeks who revel in the tales of newfound Hellenism, not so much.


Keep Leonidas but pots and pans must go

Ange Kenos makes the case to keep the sculpture of Leonidas in Brunswick.