Participation cost: 5 € / person

Age: from 5 to 10 years old

Location: Philhellenism Museum

Duration: 90 minutes


The Philhellenism Museum has designed a creative game for its young friends.

The young visitors are tour-guided to the Museum, learn the stories of the Philhellenes who fought for the freedom of Greece and admire their portraits and personal belongings.

During the guided-tour, each student is asked to choose one of the Philhellenes that impressed them the most. At the end of the tour, the museum collaborators provide the students with papers and painting tools and invite them to draw portraits of these Philhellenes and write a note about their impressions of the contribution of these people.

These works will be sent to schools in the countries and cities of origin of these Philhellenes as a means of friendly relations’ cultivation between Greece and these countries. At the same time, the children will be informed about the countries of origin of the Philhellenes they have chosen.

The aim of the action is to educate the students about Philhellenism and its contribution to the positive outcome of the Revolution through a simple, participatory, creative and extroverted process.


Information and reservations:

Philhellenism Museum

12 Zisimopoulou Street

11524, Athens

Phone: 210.8094750





The Philhellenism Museum acquired a masterpiece by the great Italian Philhellene painter Ludovico Lipparini (Bologna 1800 – Venice 1856), depicting the death of Markos Botsaris.

The work is an oil painting on canvas, of the first half of the 19th century, measuring approximately 115 cm x 145 cm.

Lipparini has created 6 variations of this emblematic subject.

This important work will be exhibited at the Museum of Philhellenism from March 20, 2022.

Markos Botsaris was the central heroic figure of the Greek War of Independence, who inspired the philhellenic movement and many generations of artists, painters, writers and intellectuals internationally, throughout the 19th century.


Kathleen Ann O’Donnell presents the links of the secular work of The Poems of Ossian by James Macpherson and its promotion by Thomas Moore’s ‘Imitation of Ossian’ and ‘Irish Melodies’ together with an adaptation of  the epic Fingal entitled ‘The Death of Calmar and Orla’ by Byron.

The presentation will take place by CESA TALKS on February 17, 2022 at 19.30 (EET) through the digital platform ZOOM:

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These links come from networks of radical scholars who sought to unite the newly-freed Ottoman territory into a democratic federation, without Western monarchy, under the Democratic Eastern Federation to include Cyprus.  Its founder, the Kephalonian scholar and journalist Panayiotis Panas, inheritor of the dream of Rhigas Velistinlis, pro-martyr of the Greek Revolution, was the main translator of Cesarotti’s Italian version of this Celtic poetry written in English which presented a moral imperative to cement unity among different creeds to combat  the policy of ‘divide and rule’ by the British Empire.

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Kathleen Ann O’Donnell is an independent scholar affiliated to the British School at Athens. Kathleen has spent a quarter of a century researching Ossian since she presented a paper at the James Macpherson Bicentenary Conference at Oxford in 1996.  Recent publications include: ‘The Influence of ‘Thomas Moore in the Nineteenth-Century Greek-Speaking World’ in The Reputations of Thomas Moore, edited by Sarah McCleave and Triona O’Hanlon (Routledge, 2020), and  ‘Translations of Ossian, Thomas Moore and the Gothic by 19th Century European Radical Intellectuals: The Democratic Eastern Federation’ in Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature (Lublin 2019).

Kathleen Ann O’Donnell (on and ResearchGate):