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  • The Image of ruins in Greek aestheticism: evoking the distant past and reflecting the human emotion 

    Douti, Panagiota (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    The purpose of this work is to present the image of ruins in Greek Aestheticism, as it appeared in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century in Greek literature. This research ...
  • Religious sacraments and dance in the Greek Orthodox Church 

    Riak, Patricia (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    The article analyses the Dance of Isiah as performed during the sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Greek Orthodox Church. The paper is concerned with ritual process merging both biblical text and sacramental ...
  • Greek-Australian women's love poetry: of terrain and transnationalism 

    Dounis, Konstandina (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    This paper seeks to showcase the various facets of love, romantic and otherwise, explored by Greek-Australian women writers in their poetry and prose. It reinforces the paramount significance of contextuality in relation ...
  • Lost in translation? Investigating the linguistic and conceptual understanding of translated text for older adults of Greek background. 

    Tsianikas, Michael; Belperio, Irene (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    South Australia is home to a significant cohort of post-World War II migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds. These migrants now constitute a sizeable portion of those 65 years and older in the state. It has been ...
  • Identity and social connection of Greek dancing in diaspora 

    Avgoulas, Maria-Irini; Fanany, Rebecca (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    This paper will discuss findings from a qualitative study undertaken in Melbourne, Australia that investigated Greek dancing as an aspect of cultural identity and wellbeing. This research involved nineteen participants ...
  • Greasy spoon dagoes: Sydney's Greek food-catering phenomenon, 1870s-1952 

    Janiszewski, Leonard; Alexakis, Effy (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    Over the first-half of the twentieth century, Sydney’s Greeks became numerically prominent as food caterers and radically transformed the character of the city’s popular eating-houses. They introduced new American commercial ...
  • Gorgopotamos and after: Tom Barnes' Greek archive 1942-45 

    Barnes, Katherine (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    Cecil Edward (Tom) Barnes took part in the famous sabotage operation of the Gorgopotamos Bridge in November 1942 as leader of the demolition party. Remaining in Greece after the attack, he rose to become one of two Area ...
  • Personal narratives after stoke: stories from bilingual Greek-English immigrants living in South Australia 

    Kambanaros, Maria (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    Narratives are intricately intertwined with quality of life, culture, and social participation. This paper reports stories told by bilingual people describing the events or consequences of a stroke on their lives. Six ...
  • Australians in Crete in World War II 

    Monteath, Peter David (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    This paper argues that the Australian involvement in wartime Crete took place in three main phases. In the first phase Australian forces participated in the defence of Crete against German invasion over twelve days in ...
  • Evangelising Zeus: the Iliad according to Loukanes 

    Dourou, Calliope (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    As early as the fourth century AD, and despite the unflagging efforts of the emperor Julian, known by the sobriquet the Apostate, to thwart the Christians from forging an abiding bond with classical literature, the process ...
  • From Ancient Greek myth to contemporary science in Australia: Cronus as an environmental hypothesis 

    González-Vaquerizo, Helena (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    This paper analyses the reception of Greek mythological figures in Earth system science. It concentrates on the so-called Cronus hypothesis (Bradshaw & Brook, 2009), using the myth of this Titan as an analogue to explain ...
  • Plato and Hurka and the place of reason in the good life 

    Usher, Matthew L (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    This paper looks at the argument of one of the proponents of the Objective List Theory of Well-being, Thomas Hurka, in his book The Best Things in Life, and contrasts it with Plato’s arguments from several of his dialogues; ...
  • Euclid's geometry: the case of contradiction 

    Mortensen, Chris (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    This paper surveys Euclid’s geometry. After raising philosophical questions about the relation between the diagrams and the words, the question is raised concerning how there can be a diagram appropriate to a reductio ad ...
  • Aristotle and Democracy 

    Mann, Scott (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    This paper looks at Aristotle's Politics from the perspective of contemporary political, social and economic problems and possibilities. A focus upon Aristotle's defence of slavery highlights the fact that while contemporary ...
  • Philoponus, Kant, and Russell on the Beginning of Time 

    Couvalis, Spyridon George (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    Bertrand Russell presented an influential critique of Philoponus’s traversal argument for a beginning of time in its Kantian form. I consider his criticisms and point out that they rely on metaphysical claims about the ...
  • The Puzzle of the Pseudo-Platonic Axiochus 

    Benitez, Rick (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    Although the Axiochus was already recognised as spurious in antiquity, it enjoyed a significant status along with other spuria in the Corpus Platonicum. However, its arguments seem carelessly cobbled together. They are ...
  • Grief and Consolation in Greece and Rome: Ancient and Modern Perspectives 

    Baltussen, Han (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
    In this talk I surveyed various ancient and modern approaches to grief in order to study the enduring problem of how we humans cope with grief and how these can be productively studied from a comparative angle. The recent ...