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
AeschylusAeschylus
0525 BC
Greek Tragedian

Sophocles Sophocles
0496 BC
Ancient Greek Poet

AristophanesAristophanes
0444 BC
Playwright

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083
Greek Princess & Scholar
SapphoSappho
0630 BC
Poet

Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
Author

ThucydidesThucydides
0460 BC
Historian, Writer

AesopAesop
 
Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis
24 March 1961
Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction

EuripidesEuripides
0480 BC
Tragedy writer,
HesiodHesiod
0750 BC
Poet, Writer, Rhapsode, Mythographer

Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
27 June 1850
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University

PindarPindar
0517 BC
Lyric poet
Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

Nâzım HikmetNâzım Hikmet
15 January 1902
Poet
MenanderMenander
0342 BC
Dramatist

Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
11 March 1922
Philosopher, Economist, Writer, University

IsocratesIsocrates
0436 BC
Orator, writer
ThespisThespis
0600 BC
Actor, poet, playwright, writer

ArchilochusArchilochus
0680 BC
Poet
Simonides of CeosSimonides of Ceos
0556 BC
Poet

Christos PapadimitriouChristos Papadimitriou
16 August 1949
Writer, Mathematician, Computer scientist,

TheocritusTheocritus
Poet

Ugo FoscoloUgo Foscolo
06 February 1778
Writer
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
02 November 1911
Writer, Poet, Art critic
CritiasCritias
0460 BC
Political figure and author

AratusAratus
0315 BC
Poet

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

Nicholas GageNicholas Gage
23 July 1939
Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter
TyrtaeusTyrtaeus
Poet

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LysiasLysias
0459 BC
Orator, logographer

BacchylidesBacchylides
0516 BC
Poet

AgathonAgathon
0448 BC
Tragedy writer

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