Katina Paxinou with Oscar she won for the film "For Whom the Bell Tolls" along with actor Charles Coburn who won for "The More the Merrier" (circa 1944)

Katina Paxinou with Oscar she won for the film "For Whom the Bell Tolls" along with actor Charles Coburn who won for "The More the Merrier" (circa 1944)

Eirini Papa2

Eirini Papa2

Greek Flag! The nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" ("Freedom or Death"). The nine stripes are also said to represent the letters of the word "freedom" (Greek: Ελευθερία). The colours are white and blue. White for Freedom and Blue for the Greek Blue Sky. The cross on the left is the sympol for the Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Greek Flag! The nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" ("Freedom or Death"). The nine stripes are also said to represent the letters of the word "freedom" (Greek: Ελευθερία). The colours are white and blue. White for Freedom and Blue for the Greek Blue Sky. The cross on the left is the sympol for the Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Αφιέρωμα στον Ευγένιο Σπαθάρη - ΣΑΝ ΣΗΜΕΡΑ - LiFO- Eugenios Spatharis ( 1924 - 2009 ).The most prominent "shadow theatre " artist in Greece, credited to have brought the traditional KARAGIOZIS to mass audiences

Αφιέρωμα στον Ευγένιο Σπαθάρη - ΣΑΝ ΣΗΜΕΡΑ - LiFO- Eugenios Spatharis ( 1924 - 2009 ).The most prominent "shadow theatre " artist in Greece, credited to have brought the traditional KARAGIOZIS to mass audiences

Theodoros Kolokotronis  -  leader  of the greek revolution   [ 1821 ]

Theodoros Kolokotronis - leader of the greek revolution [ 1821 ]

Odysseus Elytis,Nobel Prize in Literature 1979.Translations of his poetry have been published as autonomous books, in anthologies or in periodicals in eleven languages..Unlike others,he didn't turn back to Ancient Greece or Byzantium but devoted himself to today's Hellenism,of which he attempted to build up the mythology institutions.His main endeavour was to rid his people's conscience from remorses unjustifiable to complement natural elements through ethical powers.

Odysseus Elytis,Nobel Prize in Literature 1979.Translations of his poetry have been published as autonomous books, in anthologies or in periodicals in eleven languages..Unlike others,he didn't turn back to Ancient Greece or Byzantium but devoted himself to today's Hellenism,of which he attempted to build up the mythology institutions.His main endeavour was to rid his people's conscience from remorses unjustifiable to complement natural elements through ethical powers.

El Greco - full name Domenikos Theotokopoulos. The most famous Greek painter, many don't even think that his name actually means 'The Greek' in latin...But his painting style was unique

El Greco - full name Domenikos Theotokopoulos. The most famous Greek painter, many don't even think that his name actually means 'The Greek' in latin...But his painting style was unique

Nikos Kazantzakis at his house in Aegina with his cat Sminthitsa. March 1943.

Nikos Kazantzakis at his house in Aegina with his cat Sminthitsa. March 1943.

Manolis Andronikos (Born October 23, 1919 Bursa, Ottoman Empire- died 	March 30, 1992 Thessaloniki, Greece ) was a Greek archaeologist and a professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. M.Andronikos conducted archaeological research in Veroia, Naousa, Kilkis, Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki, but is known for the 	tomb of Philip II of Macedon in Vergina on November 8, 1977.

Manolis Andronikos (Born October 23, 1919 Bursa, Ottoman Empire- died March 30, 1992 Thessaloniki, Greece ) was a Greek archaeologist and a professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. M.Andronikos conducted archaeological research in Veroia, Naousa, Kilkis, Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki, but is known for the tomb of Philip II of Macedon in Vergina on November 8, 1977.

George Seferis, born on this day in 1900: “The strange thing about imagery is that a great deal of it is subconscious, and sometimes it appears in a poem, and nobody knows wherefrom this emerged. But it is rooted, I am certain, in the poet’s subconscious life, often of his childhood, and that’s why I think it is decisive for a poet: the childhood that he has lived.”

Something Mythical

George Seferis, born on this day in 1900: “The strange thing about imagery is that a great deal of it is subconscious, and sometimes it appears in a poem, and nobody knows wherefrom this emerged. But it is rooted, I am certain, in the poet’s subconscious life, often of his childhood, and that’s why I think it is decisive for a poet: the childhood that he has lived.”

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