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Online Seminar: The Greek Revolution and the Middle East

altDean Kalimniou will give an online lecture about the the Greek Revolution and the Middle East, on Thursday 15 July, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

With the exception of the Moldo-Wallachian principalities, the Greek War of Independence is presented generally in the national narrative as one taking place within the confines of the borders of the modern country of Greece. However, the War of Independence had profound consequences and was deeply felt among all Christian, especially Orthodox populations in the Middle East. This lecture will examine attempts made by Greek Revolutionaries to raise parts of Syria in revolt against the Ottomans.

Dean Kalimniou is a lawyer, poet and short story writer within the Greek community. He has published seven poetry collections in Greek and translated the works of many local Greek authors into English. He has also published translations of Papadiamantis’ short stories in the critical anthology “The Boundless Garden. Selected Short Stories.”

His first children’s book, “Simela and the Magic Kemenche” will be published next month.

When: Thursday 15 July 2021, 7pm
Where: ONLINE ONLY through Facebook, Youtube.

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