Alkis Aggelou (1917-2001) was a dedicated authority on the scholastics of the Turkish occupation period. He completed of K.T. Dimaras' work on Enlightenment and expanded the boundaries of modern Greek literature. He studied comparative history and philosophy by deconstructing the affirmations of the past. His many-sided literary personality was demonstrated in his studies on Korais, the modern Greek Enlightenment, Plato, Roidis, and the Fanariotes. His literary legacy is the compilation of the "New Greek Encyclopedia" (Hermes publishing house, 1969), a project that was followed through by Hestia.