Hymn to Liberty

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...

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...