Themistocles - the great Athenian admiral who was the genius behind the victory at Salamis. "I may not know how to play the lyre or flute, but I do know how to make a city great." As quoted in "Fennel Field," prequel to The Queen of Sparta.
Nikos Kavvadias was a famous Greek poet and writer. He drew inspiration from his travels around the world as a sailor. He is best known for "Fog" and "Traverso" Many of his poems have been turned into songs.