Alexander The Great was known as one of the most important and successful leaders of all time. His reign started in Macedon and stretched all the way to the Himalayas. He was also a very powerful military leader, and never lost a battle.

Alexander The Great was known as one of the most important and successful leaders of all time. His reign started in Macedonia , Greece , and stretched all the way to the Himalayas. He was also a very powerful military leader, and never lost a battle.

Maria Callas, famous Greek opera singer, photographed by Cecil Beaton~ Law and Fashion -Criminal Intent-

Think Different - Maria Callas An American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the century.

IRENE PAPAS,the modern embodiment of classic Greek plays.Her great tragic face so fiercely beautiful that it limited her roles in Hollywood.Still well remembered from Zorba the Greek Guns of Navarone as well as The Brotherhood.Her appearance in the 1969 Academy Award winner, Z, directed by Costa-Gavras,was as much political statement as performance.Her name means Peace in Greek

IRENE PAPAS,the modern embodiment of classic Greek plays.Her great tragic face…

Από πάνω: Γιάννης Ρίτσος, Οδυσσέας Ελύτης, Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, Μάνος Κατράκης From top: Giannis Ritsos, Odysseas Elytis, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Katrakis

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

Greeks on the cover of TIME - Eleftherios Venizelos

Eleftherios Venizelos on the cover of TIME. He was a a charismatic leader in the…

In the Garden - by Greek Expressionist Painter Nikolaos Lytras.

In the Garden - by Greek Expressionist Painter Nikolaos Lytras. Marvelous use of turquoise blues!

Mikis Theodorakis - Greek Songwriter and Composer - Symphonic Works : Les Amantes de Teruel, Assi-Gonia, Antigone etc , Other Works: Epitaphios , Romiosini ( Yannis Ritsos) , Epiphania ( Giorgos Seferis) , Mikres Kyklades ( Odysseus Elytis) Films : Phaedra ( Jules Dassin ) , Zorba the Greek ( M. Kakoyannis ) Arrested by the Junta 1967 , one of the Greeks fighting for Democracy up to now

Mikis Theodorakis, Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs.He scored for the films Zorba the Greek Z and Serpico He is viewed as Greece's best-known living composer.He is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize

Stockholm, 1979. Odysseus Elytis, left, receives the Nobel prize for Literature from the King of Sweden. "The winner of the 1979 Nobel prize for literature, Odysseus Elytis, is not well known outside his native Greece. There he is popular for his poetry that expresses the ideals, history, mythology, and hopes of his country."

Stockholm, Poet Odysseus Elytis, left, receives the Nobel prize for Literature from the King of Sweden

Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos (Greek: Θεόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος) (27 April 1935 – 24 January 2012) was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer.This acclaimed and multi-awarded film director, who has dominated the Greek art film industry since 1975, and is considered one of the most influential and widely respected filmmakers in the world, started making films in 1967. In the 1970s he made a series of political films about modern Greece. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hqT6OgAvZU

Theo Angelopoulos (Greek history & political director: Meres Tou [Days of O Thiasos [The Traveling Players, Topio stin omichli [Landscape in the Mist, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera [Eternity and a Day, Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei [The Weeping Meadow,

Yannis Tsarouchis

Schizophrenic France, 1968 Oil on laminated wood, 68 x cm by Yiannis Tsarouchis

nana mouskouri ⌘fluent in15 languages, 300,000,000 records sold worldwide. no further comments

This amazing lady has sold 300 million records and is fluent in 13

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