Aristotle, philosopher, teacher of Alexander the Great, (384-332 BCE). Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze. Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy

Aristotle, philosopher, teacher of Alexander the Great, BCE). Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze.

Μίκης Θεοδωράκης και Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας στην Πλάκα. Mikis Theodorakis and Giorgos Zambetas in Plaka, Athen 1961

Μίκης Θεοδωράκης και Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας στην Πλάκα. Mikis Theodorakis and Giorgos Zambetas in Plaka, Athen 1961

Nana Mouskouri

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Mikis Theodorakis - the most famous greek composer. I love his music! It's the most sunny in the world :)

Mikis Theodorakis - the most famous greek composer. It's the most sunny in the world :) My Husbands Favourite

Themistocles was the architect of Athens' navy. He convinced the Athenians to build a serious fleet in 483 B.C. when they had a surplus of funds. Their fleet, in turn, helped save Greece when the Persians invaded in 480. Indeed, Greece would almost certainly have been defeated w/o Athens, which means that classical Athens as we know it--the radical democracy, art, philosophy and literature, the buildings of the Acropolis--would not have happened.

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 (1910-1975) 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" (1947) and "Traverso" (1975). Many of his poems have been turned into songs.

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.

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