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Dionysios Solomos

Dionysios Solomos: The Greek Poet of Liberty

Dionysios Solomos, born on the island of Zakynthos in 1798, is rightly regarded as the National Poet of Greece for writing "Imnos eis tin Eleftherían," ("Hymn to Freedom"), the first two stanzas of which became the national anthem of...

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...