Presenter: Dean Kalimniou
Language of Presentation: English | R.M.L.G.*: 0 - No knowledge of Greek required.
During times of pandemic, conspiracies and snake oil merchants proffering cures abound. This lecture looks at one of the first of these, Alexander of Abounoteichos, who not only claimed he could protect others from the Plague of Galen, but in the process, created an entire cult, featuring among other things, a most ingenious sock puppet.
Dean Kalimniou is a well-known poet and short story writer within the Greek community. As a journalist he is popular within the Greek community of Australia through his column in the Melbourne Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos, entitled Diatribe, which has been running since 2001. He has published six poetry collections and has also translated numerous works of prominent Greek-Australian authors from Greek into English. In November 2007, Dean Kalimniou was awarded a Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs.
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