4 great Greeks  (from left): actor Manos Katrakis, composer Mikis Theodorakis, poet Yiannis Ritsos and poet Odysseas Elytis

4 great Greek Men (from left): actor Manos Katrakis, composer Mikis Theodorakis, poet Yiannis Ritsos and poet Odysseas Elytis

Thanassis Lerounis, Greek teacher, who created the script for the Kalash language, built schools and for the first time in centuries taught Kalash people to read and right! Salute...courageous man!

Thanassis Lerounis, Greek teacher, who created the script for the Kalash language, built schools, and for the first time in centuries taught Kalash people to read and write.

Melina Mercouri, a world-famous actress, brave fighter of the resistance movement against the military regime (1967-1974), politician of an enormous radiance in Greece and abroad, Minister of Culture for eight and a half years (1981-1989 and October 1993-March 6, 1994). Still, above all she was a great Greek, a woman that was cherished and passionately loved by the Greek people.

Melina Mercouri at the Acropolis. World-famous actress, fighter of the resistance movement against the military regime politician (Minister of Culture) of an enormous radiance in Greece

Sappho (ca. 612 B.C.E), Fresco from Pompeii.    Sappho was one of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world    National Archeological Museum, Naples.    From http://faculty.cua.edu/pennington/naples/lectureone/lectureone.htm

A fresco of Sappho from Pompeii. This beautiful portrait is interesting because the young lady is clearly educated, can read and write so is probably from one of the city's many wealthy families.

MANOS XATZIDAKIS

Aliki Kagialoglou (vocals), (music and narration), Nikos Gkatsos (lyrics).

Statue of Alexander the Great by Lysippos.  4th century BC.

Head of Alexander the Great - Pella Marble Greek Classical Unknown Artist Pella = capital

"Greek people have grown up caressing dead stones. I've tried to bring mythology down from the heights and directly to the people."  Theodoros Angelopoulos

"Greek people have grown up caressing dead stones. I've tried to bring mythology down from the heights and directly to the people.

" Μια Φλόγα είναι η ψυχή του ανθρώπου· ένα πύρινο πουλί, πηδάει από κλαρί σε κλαρί, από κεφάλι σε κεφάλι, και φωνάζει: Δεν μπορώ να σταθώ, δεν μπορώ να καώ, κανένας δεν μπορεί να με σβήσει! " ΑΣΚΗΤΙΚΗ , Η Σιγή , ΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΖΑΝΤΖΑΚΗΣ : http://ebooks.edu.gr/modules/ebook/show.php/DSB106/544/3561,14840/extras/texts/index_a_09_01_kazantzakis_askitiki.html

" Μια Φλόγα είναι η ψυχή του ανθρώπου· ένα πύρινο πουλί, πηδάει από κλαρί σε κλαρί, από κεφάλι σε κεφάλι, και φωνάζει: Δεν μπορώ να σταθώ, δεν μπορώ να καώ, κανένας δεν μπορεί να με σβήσει! " ΑΣΚΗΤΙΚΗ , Η Σιγή , ΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΖΑΝΤΖΑΚΗΣ : http://ebooks.edu.gr/modules/ebook/show.php/DSB106/544/3561,14840/extras/texts/index_a_09_01_kazantzakis_askitiki.html

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