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The Greeks: muses, myths, and modernities

3 May 2007
Monash University Conference Centre, Melbourne

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Troy and Gallipoli: The Australian Myth of Foundation

Peter Murphy (Monash)

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy is the author of Civic Justice (Prometheus/Humanity Books, 2001), coauthor of Dialectic of Romanticism (Continuum, 2004), and coeditor of Agon, Logos, Polis (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2001).

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Modern shrines to an ancient muse: a religious history of the modern public art museum

Louis Ruprecht Jr. (Georgia State)

Louis Ruprecht Jr.

Louis Ruprecht is author of Was Greek Thought Religious? On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, From Rome to Romanticism (Palgrave, 2002), Symposia: Plato, the Erotic and Moral Value (SUNY, 1999), Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism and the Myth of Decadence (SUNY, 1996), Tragic Posture and Tragic Vision: Against the Modern Failure of Nerve (Continuum, 1994).

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The Reclamation of Classical Antiquity For Post-Modern Times

Luis David (Ateneo de Manila)

Luis David

Luis David is editor of Budhi, the leading journal of ideas and culture in the Philippines.

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Governance, Violence, and Justice in Modern Tragedy: on the 1946 tragedy 'Capodistrian' by Nikos Kazantzakis

Vassilis Lambropoulos (Michigan)

Vassilis Lambropoulos

Vassilis Lambropoulos is author of The Tragic Idea (Duckworth, 2006), The Rise of Eurocentrism (Princeton University Press, 1993), and Literature as National Institution (Princeton University Press, 1988).

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Can ancient myths express modern politics? Some comments on Theo Angelopoulos’ Ulysses Gaze

Vrasidas Karalis (Sydney)

Vrasidas Karalis is the author of Nikos Kazantzakis and the Palimpsest of History (Kanakis, 1995) and a number of translation-studies of books by Michael Psellos, Michael Doukas, and Leo the Deacon. He is also the translator of Patrick White’s Voss and A Cheery Soul into Greek.

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