Dionysios Solomos

Dionysios Solomos: The Greek Poet of Liberty

Poet Dionysios Solomos is honored every February 9 on the occasion of International Greek Language Day for writing the country's national anthem ”Hymn to Liberty”. His work had a monumental influence in uniting Greeks and creating a common national identity following...

Ioannis Kapodistrias' Cigarette Case Auctioned for €73,000

A cigarette case which belonged to Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, was sold at an auction on Tuesday for €73,392. The auction, conducted by Vergos House, was divided into two areas, Modern Greek Painting and Philhellenic and Historical...

Academy of Athens Library Presents Its Treasures

A book stabbed by Emmanuel Rhoides in a fit of anger, letters of Eleftherios Venizelos and Dionysios Solomos, the first edition of the “Hymn to Liberty” and a notice of the Greek Revolution handwritten by Alexander Ypsilantis: these are...

Google Honors Greek National Poet Dionysios Solomos

  Google with today’s Doodle has decided to honor the great Greek poet, Dionysios Solomos. The biggest search engine of the world did not forget the 216th anniversary since Solomos’s birthday and the today’s doodle depicts a woman figure upon...