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New Insights on What Ancient Greek Sounded Like

Reading like the lyrics to a popular song or poem from modern times, two ancient Greek inscriptions in the form of rhyming poetry have prompted new insights into the way the language was spoken in those times. Ultimately, it is...

Greek Poet Odysseas Elytis Honored With New Museum in Athens

The opening of a new museum in Athens to preserve and display the work of Greek Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis was announced on Thursday. Elytis is regarded as one of Greece’s major poets and a major exponent of romantic...

Giorgos Seferis: The First Greek Poet to Win the Nobel Prize

On December 10, 1963, Greek diplomat and poet Giorgos Seferis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by King Gustav of Sweden.

Kostis Palamas: The Great Poet of Hellenism

Kostis Palamas was not only one of the major Greek poets of modern times; he was also one of the most inspiring figures of Hellenism, as his poems became anthems of the newly-independent Greek state. Born in Patras on January...

Dinos Christianopoulos, ‘The Poet of Thessaloniki’ Was Rebetiko Scholar

The poet of Thessaloniki and rebetiko scholar Dinos Christianopoulos died in August of 2020, but he left behind him a rich and diverse poetic legacy that will never be forgotten in Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki in 1931—the beautiful...

Lafcadio Hearn: The Greek National Poet of Japan

Lafcadio Hearn, a unique figure in international literature, began his life in Greece and spent the rest of his career in Japan.

Greece to Restore Historic Home of National Poet Kostis Palamas

After many years of neglect and dilapidation, the historic home of poet Kostis Palamas in Athens is given a lifeline by the Greek Ministry of Culture. According to a decision on Tuesday, the poet's historic home, located in Plaka, will...

British PM Boris Johnson Reveals He Reads Greek Poetry to Relax (video)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed in a television interview on Tuesday that he solves quadratic equations and reads poetry in Greek to relax.

Event to Honor Cavafy’s 150th Anniversary

The the events being organized for the 150th anniversary since the day of famous Greek Poet Constantine P.Cavafy's birth, are still under way in Canada. Within the frame of these events, a celebration is scheduled for the 25th of...