The volume Reading, interpreting, experiencing: an inter-cultural journey into Greek letters includes refereed articles, which discuss a variety of diachronic themes in the area of Greek studies relating to ancient Greek philosophy, Modern Greek and Cypriot literature, history, culture and identity, Greek migration and diaspora, and teaching Greek language online. The articles included in this volume endeavour to re-examine some of the most important philosophical questions of the Greek Classical Period and explore the Hellenic culture in the modern era. The focus of this publication is to analyse, comment, and creatively rethink the Hellenic world in its dialectic density, cultural complexity and diasporic cosmopolitism, all of which are relevant in today’s speedily globalised humanity.

Recent Submissions

  • Parochialism in Perth: aspects of regionalism amongst Western Australia's Castellorizian community (Final) 

    Yiannakis, John N (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Founded in 1912, the Castellorizian Association of Western Australia was the first Greek regional fraternity established anywhere in Australia. In the celebratory atmosphere of its centenary year, Perth’s Castellorizian ...
  • Modern Greek at tertiary level: applying innovative methods of effective assessment and delivery online 

    Wright, Cecily; Litinas, Antonios; Palaktsoglou, Maria; Tsianikas, Michael (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    In a determined effort to preserve the Modern Greek language as an important part of Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity, the Logos Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture established at Flinders ...
  • Aristotle, potential and actual, conflicts 

    Turner, Andrew J (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    In The Metaphysics Book Theta, Chapter four, Aristotle claims that to state that “some X is possible but X will never be” is a mistake. In effect, he collapses the possible into the actual. This view conflicts with the ...
  • Καβάφης: “Ας αφεθώ σ’ αυτήν” 

    Tsianikas, Michael (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Please Note: This article is in Greek. Kavafis: Let me submit to Art: Beginning with the poem “Κίμων Λεάρχου, 22 ετών, σπουδαστής ελληνικών γραμμάτων”, this study reveals that behind his “synthetic” poetry lays a secret ...
  • Greek embroideries: the early collectors and their ongoing legacy 

    Simpson, Cheryl Ann (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    The early collectors of Greek embroidery left a substantial legacy of unique textile work for the benefit of all. Today, we can still see examples of these rare embroideries in major museums such as the Victoria and Albert ...
  • Don Dunstan & Cyprus: the1957 "Fact-Finding Mission" and beyond 

    Shialis, Maria (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    This paper examines for the first time the relationship Don Dunstan, the Member of Parliament for Norwood (1953–1979) and Premier of South Australia (1967–1968 and 1970–1979) had with the Cypriot population of South ...
  • Aristotle and real possibility 

    Quigley, Peter (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Ross, Hintikka, Waterlow and Makin have all suggested that there is something problematic about Aristotle’s treatment of possibility. I will canvas their concerns and propose that the problem is not so much with Aristotle ...
  • Vagrant "Gypsies" and respectable Greeks: a defining moment in early Greek-Melbourne, 1897-1900 

    Piperoglou, Andonis (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Well known in Australian history are the arrivals of Greeks. Less acknowledged are the attempts of Greeks to define themselves within the contours of the Australian nation and the implications of such endeavours. In 1898, ...
  • Blogging: the use of digital representation of the migration experience 

    Palaktsoglou, Maria; Shialis, Maria; Sutcliffe, Katherine (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    To understand the migrant experience, researchers have traditionally used methods such as ethnography and the analysis of written records to analyse the process of migration; however a new primary source – new-media or ...
  • Philoponus and the subtraction argument 

    Nanasi, Kieran (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    The subtraction argument for the existence of an empty world has been challenged in the case of where the world has an infinite number of objects. Drawing on the reconstruction of Philoponus’ traversal argument by George ...
  • The Master Argument of Diodorus Cronus as an alternative account of modality 

    Mortensen, Chris (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    This paper considers an argument due to Diodorus Cronus (3rd century BCE), called by the ancients the Master Argument, which provides a theory of modality different from the modern orthodoxy of modal logic. It is argued ...
  • Ontology and explanation 

    Mann, Scott (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    This paper critically assesses some recent attempts to develop and update the basic categories of Aristotle’s ontology, by Jonathan Lowe and Brian Ellis. It defends these attempts in face of criticisms by John Heil, while ...
  • Greece and third generation Greek Australians: a case study between students who had visited the country and those who didn't 

    Kyriakopoulou-Baltatzi, Chrysanthi (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Please note: This article is in Greek. Greece and Third Generation Greek Australians: a case study between students who had visited the country and those who didn’t: The paper examines how the journeys of third generation ...
  • Longevity in elderly Greek migrants to Australia may be explained by adherence to a traditional Greek Mediterranean diet? 

    Kouris-Blazos, Antigone; Itsiopoulos, Catherine (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Between 1988 and 1991 data were collected on diet, health and lifestyle on 818 people aged 70 and over from countries/cultures experiencing longevity: Swedes, Greeks, Australians (Greeks and Anglo-Celts) and Japanese. This ...
  • Patriotism and deconstruction in Greece in the period of crisis: an attempt at synthesis 

    Frantzi, Kyriaki (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Please note: This article is in Greek. Patriotism and Deconstruction in Greece in the Period of Crisis: An Attempt at Synthesis. The polarity patriotism/deconstruction has dominated public debates in Greece in the period ...
  • Australian women in Macedonia 

    Diamadis, Panayiotis (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Australians have had a relationship with Macedonia since the earliest days of European settlement. A little explored aspect of this is the activities of Australian women in Macedonia, before the days of cheap transport and ...
  • Aristotle on being: an Aristotelian critique of Russell’s theory of existence 

    Couvalis, Spyridon George (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Aristotle explains existence through postulating essences that are intrinsic and perception independent. I argue that his theory is more plausible than Hume’s and Russell’s theories of existence. Russell modifies Hume’s ...
  • The moral of the story: on fables and philosophy in Plato's 'Symposium' 

    Benitez, Rick (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Scholars have puzzled over the fact that Plato’s criticisms of poetry are themselves contained in mimetic works. This paper sheds light on that phenomenon by examining an analogous one. The Symposium contains one fable ...
  • Language and age identities among older Greek Cypriot women 

    Charalambidou, Anna (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    This contribution discusses the language and social practices of older Greek Cypriot women. It looks at the casual, every-day interactions of an all-female group, with a long interactional history (most of them in their ...
  • Foodstuffs imports and diet change in Cyprus, 1881–1946/7 

    Kazamias, Georgios; Panayiotou, Maria (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
    Using information from the import statistics found in the Cyprus Blue Books, this paper aims to examine the trends of diet change in Cyprus, in the period 1881–1948. Data on imported foodstuffs as reported in the Blue Books ...

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