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Odysseas Elytis

Odysseas Elytis (November 2, 1911 – March 18, 1996) was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 he was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Odysseas Elytis (November 2, 1911 – March 18, 1996) was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 he was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Tériade

Stratis Eleftheriadis-Tériade was born in May, 1897, in Mytilene and died in October, 1983, in Paris. At the age of 18 he left Lesvos for Paris, where he studied law.

Stratis Eleftheriadis-Tériade was born in May, 1897, in Mytilene and died in October, 1983, in Paris. At the age of 18 he left Lesvos for Paris, where he studied law.

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Theophilos

The naïf painter Theophilos (1873-1934) was born and spent his childhood in Vareia, a beautiful place that he loved dearly and depicted extensively in his paintings.

The naïf painter Theophilos (1873-1934) was born and spent his childhood in Vareia, a beautiful place that he loved dearly and depicted extensively in his paintings.

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Theophrastus, Philosopher of Eresus

The 4th c. BC philosopher Theophrastus of Eresus was Aristotle’s successor as head of his Peripatetic School in Athens, a post he held for many decades.

The 4th c. BC philosopher Theophrastus of Eresus was Aristotle’s successor as head of his Peripatetic School in Athens, a post he held for many decades.

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Sappho of Eresus

Many scholars consider Sappho to be the most important lyric poet of all times. Her progressive upbringing and advanced education was remarkable for a woman of her day. She lived a vigourous life and traveled as far as Sicily.

Many scholars consider Sappho to be the most important lyric poet of all times. Her progressive upbringing and advanced education was remarkable for a woman of her day. She lived a vigourous life and traveled as far as Sicily.

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Pittacus

One of the seven elders of antiquity, Pittacus was the elected tyrant of the island in the 8th-7th c. BC. He managed to stabilized the oligarchy and consolidate it on the island.
 

One of the seven elders of antiquity, Pittacus was the elected tyrant of the island in the 8th-7th c. BC. He managed to stabilized the oligarchy and consolidate it on the island.