200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1886

Kostis Palamas begins writing poetry

Kostis Palamas (1859-1943) had an uninterrupted and insightful presence in the Greek literary scene for 60 years, starting with his ‘Songs of my country.” He documented the national desire of Megali Idea, he conveyed the European aesthetic and ideological movements to post-Revolution Greece, led the poetic language to maturity and revitalized romanticism in Greece.

Especially with “Foinikia” (Palm tree) (1900) and “AsaleftiZoi” (Motionless Life) (1904), he “traveled” poetically from the lyricism of Solomos to “pure Poetry.”
At the same time, his literary critiques comprised the modern Greek rule. He was recognized as the literary equivalent of politicians CharilaosTrikoupis and Eleftherios Venizelos.