Famous People From Greece
Believe it or not, much of what we read today was first evolved by Greeks. Yes, Greek writers did not just plainly write but were the initiators of genres in the world of literature. Ancient Greek writers exerted a strong influence on western society. Their works and write-ups are such that till date their impact on modern culture is quite evident. And if you don’t believe us still, read on. Homer’s ‘Illiad’ and ‘Odyssey’, the two epic poems are generally regarded as the oldest work of western literature. Do you know that even in the present times, Greeks do not consider themselves educated unless they read his works? Sophocles tragic plays changed the way theatre functioned. He, through his innovative style, added dramatic value to plays by abolishing the trilogy form. Every doctor today, before commencing his duties in the society, takes up the Hippocratic Oath to serve unconditionally to the patients and the sufferers. Did you know that the doctoral ethics mentioned in the oath was a compilation of work of a Greek writer Hippocratic and thus the name, Hippocratic Oath? To know more fascinating facts about famous Greek writers, their life and their works, read through this segment.
HomerHomer
0800 BC
Greek author
SapphoSappho
0630 BC
Poet

AeschylusAeschylus
0525 BC
Greek Tragedian

Sophocles Sophocles
0496 BC
Ancient Greek Poet

AristophanesAristophanes
0444 BC
Playwright

HesiodHesiod
 
Poet
vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer

PindarPindar
0517 BC
Poet

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083
Greek Princess & Scholar

Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
Author
EuripidesEuripides
0480 BC
Tragedy writer,

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis
24 March 1961
Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction
Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
27 June 1850
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

Nâzım HikmetNâzım Hikmet
15 January 1902
Poet
Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
11 March 1922
Philosopher, Economist, Writer, University

MenanderMenander
0342 BC
Dramatist
IsocratesIsocrates
0436 BC
Orator, writer

ThespisThespis
0600 BC
Actor, poet, playwright, writer

Christos PapadimitriouChristos Papadimitriou
16 August 1949
Writer, Mathematician, Computer scientist,
ArchilochusArchilochus
0680 BC
Poet

Nicholas GageNicholas Gage
23 July 1939
Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter
Simonides of CeosSimonides of Ceos
0556 BC
Poet

Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
02 November 1911
Writer, Poet, Art critic

TheocritusTheocritus
Poet

Ugo FoscoloUgo Foscolo
06 February 1778
Writer
CritiasCritias
0460 BC
Political figure and author
AratusAratus
0315 BC
Poet

Rigas FeraiosRigas Feraios
1757 AD
diplomat, journalist, philosopher, writer

AgathonAgathon
0448 BC
Tragedy writer

TyrtaeusTyrtaeus
Poet
LysiasLysias
0459 BC
Orator, logographer

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BacchylidesBacchylides
0516 BC
Poet

Demetrius VikelasDemetrius Vikelas
15 February 1835
Greek businessman

George SeferisGeorge Seferis
13 March 1900
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Diogenes LaertiusDiogenes Laertius
0180 AD
Biographer
Yannis RitsosYannis Ritsos
01 May 1909
Greek poet

AlcaeusAlcaeus
0621 BC
Poet