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Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings" (1960)

Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings" (1960)

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

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

Clio: One of the nine Mousai (Muses), the goddesses of music, song and dance. Her name was derived from the Greek verb kleô, "to make famous" or "celebrate." In Classical times, when the muses were assigned specific literary artistic spheres, Clio was named Muse of history. Art by José Luis Muñoz Luque

Clio: One of the nine Mousai (Muses), the goddesses of music, song and dance. Her name was derived from the Greek verb kleô, "to make famous" or "celebrate." In Classical times, when the muses were assigned specific literary artistic spheres, Clio was named Muse of history. Art by José Luis Muñoz Luque

Domna Samiou (1928-2012) was a prominent Greek researcher and performer of Greek Folk Music. For over half a century she has been collecting, recording and performing all over the world the traditional songs of Greece, appealing not only to the Greek diaspora, but also introducing non-Greek audiences to traditional Greek Folk Music..

Domna Samiou (1928-2012) was a prominent Greek researcher and performer of Greek Folk Music. For over half a century she has been collecting, recording and performing all over the world the traditional songs of Greece, appealing not only to the Greek diaspora, but also introducing non-Greek audiences to traditional Greek Folk Music..

George Papanicolaou was a Greek physician and anatomist in the United States (1883 - 1962).  Papanicolaou is the discoverer of "Pap Smear" or "Papanicolaou Smear", a life saving test, saving millions of lives of women around the world by early detecting the cancer of the cervix of uterus and other premalignant conditions of the female genital tract.

George Papanicolaou was a Greek physician and anatomist in the United States (1883 - 1962). Papanicolaou is the discoverer of "Pap Smear" or "Papanicolaou Smear", a life saving test, saving millions of lives of women around the world by early detecting the cancer of the cervix of uterus and other premalignant conditions of the female genital tract.

Audio: Mikis Theodorakis (who scored the music for 'Zorba') plays the Sirtaki. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikis_Theodorakis

Audio: Mikis Theodorakis (who scored the music for 'Zorba') plays the Sirtaki. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikis_Theodorakis

Dionysis Savvopoulos is a famous Greek songwriter.His songs are influenced from the ones of Bob Dylan,Van Morrison Blood Sweat & Tears, and even Nick Cave! In the 70's this record brought him high recognition.The reasons? The sound of the album,a mixture of psychedelic rock,electric jazz,folk music and traditional Greek music rhythms such as Rembetiko or music from Northern Greece. Also the lyrics that have made an implicit criticism to the military junta that existed at that time in Greece.

Dionysis Savvopoulos is a famous Greek songwriter.His songs are influenced from the ones of Bob Dylan,Van Morrison Blood Sweat & Tears, and even Nick Cave! In the 70's this record brought him high recognition.The reasons? The sound of the album,a mixture of psychedelic rock,electric jazz,folk music and traditional Greek music rhythms such as Rembetiko or music from Northern Greece. Also the lyrics that have made an implicit criticism to the military junta that existed at that time in Greece.


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Photo © Melina Mercouri Foundation

Photo © Melina Mercouri Foundation

1959, Delphi ~ Maria Callas, Tina Onassis, Lady Churchill and Giovanni Battista Meneghini

1959, Delphi ~ Maria Callas, Tina Onassis, Lady Churchill and Giovanni Battista Meneghini

Μεσσαρά.Nelly's-1939

Μεσσαρά.Nelly's-1939

The sandalmaker Greece -this was a common sight when I first came to Greece in the Sixties.

The sandalmaker Greece -this was a common sight when I first came to Greece in the Sixties.

Greece in 1960, Wolf Suschitzky

Greece in 1960, Wolf Suschitzky

Sifnos, Greece photograph 1978-1979

Sifnos, Greece photograph 1978-1979

η μοναδική ίσως φωτογραφία αυθεντικού Κουτσαβάκη στην Πλάκα της δεκαετίας του 1880

η μοναδική ίσως φωτογραφία αυθεντικού Κουτσαβάκη στην Πλάκα της δεκαετίας του 1880

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Melina Mercouri - The last Greek Goddess on Behance

Melina Mercouri - The last Greek Goddess on Behance

Polyhymnia - Muse of Songs to the Gods Painting by Jose Luis Munoz Luque

Polyhymnia - Muse of Songs to the Gods Painting by Jose Luis Munoz Luque

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