LITERATURE

Geoffrey Robertson Who Owns History

Sydney-siders are flocking to Parthenon Sculptures talk by renowned barrister Geoffrey Robertson

Renowned human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster Geoffrey Robertson QC will present his book ‘Who Owns History? Elgin’s loot and the case for returning plundered treasure’ on Saturday 5 June 2021 at the Governors Centre, Moore Park in Sydney. Limited seats still available.

Geoffrey Robertson Who Owns History

World renowned barrister Geoffrey Robertson in town to talk Parthenon Sculptures and the ‘ownership’ of history

Renowned human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster Geoffrey Robertson QC will present his book ‘Who Owns History? Elgin’s loot and the case for returning plundered treasure’ on Saturday 5 June 2021 at the Governors Centre, Moore Park in Sydney. The jury has never been out on this cultural matter…

Rude Talk in Athens Mark Haskill Smoth

Rude Talk in Athens

The days of Ancient Greece may have been the golden age of Democracy, but for comic playwrights, it was the age of ‘Rude Talk’. Mixing history, literary criticism, and dirty jokes, Mark Haskell Smith pays tribute to a slew of forgotten Greek writers in his latest book ‘Rude Talk in Athens’ that will feed the intellect as well as tickle the funny bone.

Greek proverbs

The Best Greek Proverbs

Since ancient times the Greeks have long imparted wisdom to the world by way of proverbs, which can be found in ancient Greek literature as far back as the works of Homer. Greek proverbs have long provided inspiration to people around the world.  Here is a list of some of our favourites.

Ancient Greece Greek language words

Did you know many English words have Greek roots?

Greek is ranked as the richest language in the world with 5 million words and 70 million word types. It is well-known that languages all across the globe – including English – have borrowed a myriad of words, phrases and expressions from Greek. Here is a short list of English words that are used daily by English speakers that are fully taken from the Greek language.

Odysseas Elytis

A new house for the legacy of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis

The works of Greek poet, painter, and 1979 Nobel Prize winner Odysseas Elytis have been analysed by art experts and curators all around the world, while his poems have been studied in Greek schools for decades. The Greek Ministry of Culture is creating a museum house in Plaka, Athens designed to look like Elytis’s real-life home to hold his paintings, poems, notebooks and personal belongings.