Dionysios Solomos is the leading poet of the 19th century ionian poetry tradition. He is considered to be the national poet of Greece, as the first two turns of the work of Hymn to Liberty, melodised by Nicholaos Mantzaros, were established in 1865, cf. as the Greek national anthem.Read more “Cultural Itinerary of Dionysios Solomos in Zakynthos-Italy-Corfu”
Author: Sikelianos, Angelos Sikelianos
Date of Birth: 15 March 1884, Lefkada, Ionian Islands
Biography: Angelos Sikelianos was born on 15 March 1884 in Lefkada. He was the last of the five children of Ioannis Sikelianos, a professor of Italian and French at the local high school, and Haricleia Sikelianou, a cultivated and man-made woman.Read more “Angelos Sikelianos”
The Exhibition APOPLUS, Invisible Cities and Greek City Ports of the Ionian: visual art dialogues between Greek litterateurs and Calvino, is organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport, General Directorate of Contemporary Culture, in the framework of the action “Park of literary travels in Greece and Magna Graecia”, with the acronym POLYSEMI of the “INTERREG V-A Greece Italy Programme 2014-2020“. The exhibition will be hosted at Alevrapothikes building in the Old Fortress of Corfu. The exhibition will be inaugurated on June 21 and will run until 7 July 2019.
Konstantinos Theotokis (born May 13, 1872, Corfu, Greece—died July 1, 1923, Corfu), Greek novelist of the realist school, whose clear and pure Demotic Greek was flavoured by Corfiote idioms. Theotokis came from an aristocratic family that had fled to Corfu after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
Author: Theotokis, Stephanos-Konstantinos Theotokis
Date of Birth: May 13th, 1872, Corfu, Corfu Island
Biography: Konstantinos Theotokis was born in Corfu town in Corfu Island. He received general education in schools in Corfu and from an early age he showed great interest in natural sciences.