Greek literature
Greek literature refers to writings composed in areas of Greek influence, throughout the whole period in which the Greek-speaking people have existed. Ancient Greek literature refers to literature wr...
Ancient Greek literature
Ancient Greek literature refers to literature written in the Ancient Greek language from the earliest texts until roughly the rise of the Byzantine Empire.
This period of Greek literature stretche...
Byzantine literature
Byzantine literature is the Greek literature of the Middle Ages, whether written in the territory of the Byzantine Empire or outside its borders. It forms the second period in the history of Greek lit...
Modern Greek literature
Modern Greek literature refers to literature written in common Modern Greek, emerging from late Byzantine times in the 11th century AD. During this period, spoken Greek became more prevalent in the wr...
Cretan literature
Medieval works suggest that Modern Greek started shaping as early as the 10th century, with one of the first works being the epic poem of Digenis Acritas. However, the first literary activity which wa...
Acritic songs
The Acritic songs (Greek: Ακριτικά τραγούδια "frontiersmen songs") are the heroic or epic poetry that emerged in the Byzantine Empire probably around the 9th century. The songs celebrated the expl...
Nicola Chetta
Nicola Chetta, (Arbërisht: Nikollë Keta; 1740? – 1803) was an Arbëresh writer and priest. He was born in Contessa Entellina. He was educated at the Greek Orthodox seminary in Palermo. In 1777, K...
Alexandros Papadiamantis
Alexandros Pepekas Papadiamantis (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης; 4 March 1851 – 3 January 1911) was an influential Greek novelist, short-story writer and poet.
Papadiamantis was born in Gree...
Number 31328
Number 31328 (Greek: Το Νούμερο 31328) is an autobiographical novel by Elias Venezis. It tells of his experiences as a captive of the Turkish Army on a death march into the Anatolian interior.
Martianus Hiberniensis
Martin Hiberniensis (Martin the Irishman), teacher, scribe, and master of the cathedral school at Laon, lived from 819 to 875.
Martin has been called "one of the greatest of Irish Carolingian sch...
Mantinada
Mantinades (singular mantinada, Greek: μαντινάδα, μαντινάδες) is the art of musical declamation (recitative) in form of a narrative or dialogue, sung in the rhythm of accompanying music. It is promine...
Theodotion
Theodotion (/ˌθiːəˈdoʊʃən/; Greek: Θεοδοτίων, gen.: Θεοδοτίωνος; d. ca. AD 200) was a Hellenistic Jewish scholar, perhaps working in Ephesus, who in ca. AD 150 translated the Hebrew Bible into Greek. ...
Song of Armouris
The Song of Armouris or Armoures (Greek: Ἄσμα τοῦ Ἀρμούρη) is a heroic Byzantine ballad, and probably one of the oldest surviving acritic songs, dating from the 11th century. Its plot is based on ...
Priest at the Serapeum
Constantine P. Cavafy (/kəˈvɑːfɪ/; also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης; April 29 (April 17, OS), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a Gree...