This blog post goes into great detail about the life of the man who wrote the Greek national anthem. He also wrote many poems. If you go to the island of Lefkás you will find a shrine dedicated to him. His family still live in the area and are going to stay there forever. Even Aristotle Onassis with all his money and charm couldn’t persuade them to sell their land. This is what Wikipedia has to say about the matter. Aristotle Valaoritis
He also has a statue dedicated to himself with a lengthy description in Lefkás town.
This is the first of my series of posts on famous Greek but mainly Lefkádian poets. With a bonus post on Sappho from Sententiae Ancientae.
Other series include Greek authors, Rural villages in Lefkás and Foreigners who have become interested and or benefited Greece in some ways. These can all be found here Series links.
Do you have any favourite poets? Drop me a line so we can discuss in the comments.
Hope your enjoying yourself,