Entries by Stamatia Tounta

1821: THE HEROES of SKAI TV

    SHP and the Philhellenism Museum collaborated for the implementation of the new emblematic production of SKAI, offering material and photographs of the Museum’s exhibits and allocating its spaces for shooting. One of the episodes refers to two great Philhellenes. The British Lord Byron and the American Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe. Premiere Friday 1/10/2021 […]

SHP and the Philhellenism Museum collaborated with ELTA for the special edition of stamps titled “GREECE 1821-2021, PHILHELLENES”

    This commemorative edition of ELTA honors in September 2021 five emblematic personalities, representative Philhellenes, and through them, the contribution of Philhellenism to the liberation struggle of the Greeks. You may follow here the official trailer of ELTA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqRXf6nxOF8 The five Philhellenes of the special edition are: The British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, writes […]

The environment, Sophocles and Philhellenism – Boris Johnson spoke ancient Greek at the UN General Assembly

    Boris Johnson spoke ancient Greek at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2021. The British Prime Minister asked the citizens to mobilize for the environment, with references to Sophocles: “Sophocles had said “πολλὰ τὰ δεινὰ κοὐδὲν ἀνθρώπου δεινότερον πέλει“. The human species is wonderful. It is scary, but also admirable. Boris Johnson […]

SHP and the Philhellenism Museum support the International Symposium «Das befreite Griechenland und die klassische Antike» for the period 1821-2021 at the University of Graz

    SHP and the Philhellenism Museum supported the International Symposium «Das befreite Griechenland und die klassische Antike» («The liberated Greece and the Classical Antiquity (1821-2021)») and the accompanying periodical exhibition, held at the University of Graz in Austria, during September 16-18, 2021. The initiative was taken by the Lecturer of Classical Archeology at the […]

The naval battle of Agali (Itea) – September 17, 1827

    It was the great moment of the emblematic British Philhellene, founder of the Greek Navy, captain of Karteria and national benefactor of Greece, Frank Abney-Hastings. This naval battle was also one of the greatest moments of Philhellenism. The Greek fleet with Admiral Frank Abney-Hastings, captains of the other ships the Danish-German Fabricius, the […]

The Philhellenism Museum at the Süddeutsche Zeitung

  The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published an important full-page article by journalist Christiane Schlötzer referring to Philhellenism during the Greek Revolution and the participation of German Philhellenes in it. The article highlights, among others, the Philhellenism Museum in Athens and the German Philhellene Heinrich Treiber. The story of this great Philhellene is told by […]