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Lord Byron Died for Greece 196 Years Ago Today

April 19, which coincides with Orthodox Easter Sunday in 2020, marks 196 years since Lord Byron, the most famous British Philhellene, died in Messolonghi in 1824. George Gordon, Lord Byron is one of the first and best-known personalities who loved...

Bust of Greek Poet Sappho Discovered In Turkish Museum

A sculpture portraying a woman which has been on display in the Antalya Archeological Museum for nearly 50 years has recently been discovered to belong to Sappho, the first and most important female poet of ancient Greece. Professor Havva İşkan...

Greece's Beloved Poet Kiki Dimoula Dies at 89

One of Greece's most famous and beloved poets, Kiki Dimoula, died on Saturday at the age of 89. Dimoula, née Vasiliki Radou, was rushed to Hygeia Hospital last week after a serious respiratory infection. In a speech on poetry Dimula defined...

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...

Greek Island of Evia Honors Poet and Writer Tasos Papapostolou

An event held at Chalkida, the capital of Evia, on Sunday honored poet and writer Tasos Papapostolou, who made a significant contribution to the cultural and historic landscape of the island and beyond for more than 40 years. The event...

Greek Poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Dies at 81

Popular Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Greece's Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni expressed her condolences to the family of the poet soon after the news of her death became known. Anghelaki-Rooke, a goddaughter...

Prominent Greek Poet Nanos Valaoritis Dies at 98

Prominent Greek poet and novelist Nanos Valaoritis died on Friday morning at the age of 98. The causes of his death are still unknown. Ioannis (known familiarly to the public as "Nanos") Valaoritis was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in July, 1921. A...

Greek Poet Titos Patrikios To Be Feted in London

The life and work of the acclaimed 90-year old Greek poet Titos Patrikios will be celebrated at a special event in London on March 10, 2019. Patrikios, who turns 91 in May, is expected to attend the event in person. The...

The Family That Brought Greek Poet Sikelianos' Villa Back to Life

Angelos Sikelianos, the famous Greek lyric poet and playwright, was born in the island of Lefkas in 1884 and has since come back under the light of publicity, not for his poems, but for one of his villas in Greece’s...