Homer and the "Stone of the Teacher"

Homer was a classical Greek singer and walking poet (aoidos). He is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.

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Ion of Chios – The Historian of the Island of Chios

Ion of Chios was a Greek writer, poet, philisopher and daramatist, who lived in the time of 490 until 423 BC. He is considered to be on par with the three most famous tragic poets Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, as well as the historian of Chios island.

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Kostas Perrikos - The Chian against the Nazi

In September 1942 an attack shook whole Greece occupied by the Nazi. Kostas Perrikos and other combatant killed many German officers with an enormous explosion in central Athens. Media from Moscow to London called this assault the so far most important blow against Hitler in the areas occupied by the Nazi. Perrikos, who wasborn on Chios, got nationwide an admired but tragic hero.

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Maria Callas. The best Opera Singer

Greek people are really proud of being from the same country of the best singer of opera of all the time, but moreover Maria Callas was born in New York on 2nd of December of 1923. She was the youngest member of an immigrant’s family from Greece to New York.

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Mikis Theodorakis - Musician and Composer from Chios

Mikis Theodorakis is a Greek composer, author and politician who was born on Chios Island (Χίος) in 1925. His father was from Crete (Κρήτη) and his mother from Çeşme in Turkey. He is international famous for his songs, his film music for the movies "Alexis Sorbas", "Z" and "Serpico" and his political exposure.

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Neophytus Vamvas

Neophytus Vamvas was born on Chios Island (Χίος) in 1770. His secular name was Nikolaos but he was widly just known as Neophytus. Vamvas was regarded as a well known Greek cleric and scholar.

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