Great Greeks of Modern Times

Kavafy,Seferis, Elytis, Theodorakis, Merkouri, Callas, Irene Papas, ,Caccoyannis,Angelopoulos,Hadjidakis George Bizos http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03js1g3 BBC World Service Interview Archive:George Bizos
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Νίκος Καζαντζάκης & Μελίνα Μερκούρη. Nikos Kazantakis (Greek writer) and Melina Merkouri (Greek actress and politician). Two important and famous Greek personalities.

Nikos Kazantakis (Greek writer) and Melina Merkouri (Greek actress and politician). Two important and famous Greek personalities.

Athens. 1928 Nikos Kazantzakis

Greece Nikos Kazantzakis and Romanian writer Panait Istrati, under the Acropolis

Giannoulis Chalepas or Yannoulis Halepas (born 14 August 1851 Pyrgos Tinos ,- died  15 September 1938 Athens) is the most prominent sculptor of modern Greece , with fictionalized life between madness and triumph.Giannoulis Chalepas was the offspring of famous family Tinian marble sculptors. His father, John , and his uncle had great family marble business with branches in Bucharest , the Smyrna and Piraeus .

Giannoulis Chalepas or Yannoulis Halepas (born 14 August 1851 Pyrgos Tinos ,- died 15 September 1938 Athens) is the most prominent sculptor of modern Greece , with fictionalized life between madness and triumph.Giannoulis Chalepas was the offspring of famous family Tinian marble sculptors. His father, John , and his uncle had great family marble business with branches in Bucharest , the Smyrna and Piraeus .

Elias Venezis (Greek: Ηλίας Βενέζης) is the pseudonym of Elias Mellos, a major Greek novelist. He was born in 1904 in Ayvalık (Κυδωνίες) in Asia Minor and died in Athens in 1973. He wrote many books, of which the most famous are Number 31328 and Aeolian Earth. He is considered to be one of the writers of "the Generation of the 30s"

Elias Venezis (Greek: Ηλίας Βενέζης) is the pseudonym of Elias Mellos, a major…

Georgios Papanicolaou -- Medical doctor.He studied at the University of Athens , Ph.D from the University of Munich, known for his invention of the Papanicolaou Test , commonly known as the PAP TEST , used worldwide and saving the lives of millions of women.

Georgios Papanicolaou -- Medical doctor.He studied at the University of Athens , Ph.D from the University of Munich, known for his invention of the Papanicolaou Test , commonly known as the PAP TEST , used worldwide and saving the lives of millions of women.

Eleni Karaindrou(born 1939)is a Greek composer,known for scoring the films of Theo Angelopoulos.She studied piano& also Archaeology.In 1967 she moves in Paris studying Ethnomusicology.In 1974 she returns & establishes a laboratory for traditional instruments. It was then when she was introduced to the field of music for the theater and the cinema.She worked with Ch.Maker, J.Dassin etc.She received (1992) the Premio Fellini by Europa cinema. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_PXF9gcKQ4

Eleni Karaindrou(born a Greek composer,known for scoring the films of…

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης και Ανδρέας Εμπειρίκος

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης και Ανδρέας Εμπειρίκος

Nikos Rizos 1924-1999 the best Comedian ever Born the Greek Cinema owes a lot to this man.

Nikos Rizos the best Comedian ever Born the Greek Cinema owes a lot to this man.

Maria Polydouri  (1902 – 1930) was a Greek poet. She was born in Kalamata. She was a contemporary of Kostas Karyotakis, with whom she had a desperate but incomplete love affair. Although she wrote poetry from at an early age, her most important poems were written during the last four years of her life, when, suffering from consumption, she was secluded in an Athens sanatorium.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phwOIi7qJHk

Maria Polydouri – was a Greek poet. She was born in Kalamata.

George Viziinos (1849-1896) was one of the finest Greek pose writers and poets and one of the most important representatives of Greek literature. One of his most significant collections is "Lyrika."

George Viziinos was one of the finest Greek pose writers and poets and one of the most important representatives of Greek literature. One of his most significant collections is "Lyrika.

Melina Mercouri (b. October 18, 1920 ~ d. March 6, 1994)

Melina Mercouri Greek actress, icon and politcian. A classic Greek setting.

Lord Byron "To Woman"

Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace: How Lord Byron’s Daughter Became the World’s First Computer Programmer

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