Works by Greece’s National Poet Dionysios Solomos

Dionysios Solomos, Greece's National Poet. Photo: Public domain

February 9 was named International Greek Language Day, last year, in honor of the national poet of Greece Dionysios Solomos who died on that day in 1857. The day had previously been designated as the Solomos Commemoration Day, and other days including the birthdays of other notable Greek writers including poet George Seferis and author Nikos Kazantzakis had also been considered for the celebration.

The day is also controversial since it follows the celebration of the Three Hierarchs on January 30, …

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  1. To show you how Greek attitudes have drastically changed by 1922, Dionysios Solomos was a Sephardic convert to Orthodoxy.

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