• Hellenism

    Hellenism is the foremost anthropocentric culture, of a timeless character, based on the values of democracy, freedom, creation and the exaltation of the spirit, and is constantly evolving.

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  • Philhellenism

    Philhellenes were citizens and military officers from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, USA, etc., who assisted the Greek War of Independence of 1821 participating in war operations, raising funds, creating literary works or works of art in order to promote internationally the Greek cause and mobilize public opinion.

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  • Philhellenism in art

    The War of Independence of 1821 and the philhellenic movement have influenced art in the 19th century in many ways. Indicative samples of this wave, which stimulated the public opinion internationally, are presented here.

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  • The Greek War of Independence

    The Society collects data, documents, books and objects which record the journey of the Greeks from the beginning of the struggle to the establishment of the modern Greek state.

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  • Historical names of the Greek War of Independence

    Presentation of a list of names of people and places that played an important role during the Greek War of Independence.

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Events

LORD BYRON: HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDEPENDENCE OF GREECE

The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism organized, in cooperation with the British Embassy, an event on: LORD BYRON: HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDEPENDENCE OF GREECE The event took place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at Megaron Mousikis,…

News

Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year! Best wishes from SHP to its friends

Dear friends, 2019 was a particularly creative year for the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism. We organized 3 major events in March, June and December 2019. You can find the video of our last event here. We designed and support…

Presentations

Georgios I. Guekos: 1822/1823 HOMECOMING - A. YPSILANTIS’ FIGHTERS ON THEIR WAY BACK TO GREECE - Presentation of a book

An original research on the fate of the fighters of Alexander Ypsilantis that survived the lethal battles of the uprising in Moldavia and Wallachia in 1821.Many of them found refuge in Odessa and from there they started their dramatic journey…

Announcements

ToposText: A Tool for Philhellenism

From the end of the 18th century, the Greek struggle for statehood found allies in a classically educated liberal elite in Europe and the United States. When Europeans visited Greece on the grand tour, they brought Homer or Herodotus or…

Press – Media

Media coverage: Lord Byron and his contribution to the independence of Greece

The press covered the event on 11 December 2019 at the Music Hall of Athens (MEGARON). Here are some examples:

Posts

The Philhellenic Dimension among Philosophers and Intellectuals in Europe during the 18th and the 19th centuries

Konstantinos Polias An important facet of the philhellenic dimension among philosophers and intellectuals in Europe during the 18th and 19th century is the almost unanimous recognition in the humanistic tradition, of ancient Greece as…

Important Greeks and Philhellenes

Manto Mavrogenous
(1796-1848)

Hero of the Greek War of Independence of 1821. Born in Trieste. She took part in the campaign against the Turks of Karystos and fought in Pelion against Selim pasha, and in Fthiotida. She spent all her fortune for the war.

Konstantinos Kanaris
Konstantis, (1795-1877)

A legendary figure of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 from Psara, a fire ship captain and then a navy admiral. He participated in many military operations. He served as minister and 5 times as prime minister of Greece.

Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe
(1801 – 1876)

American military doctor, fighter of the Greek War of Independence. He assembled funds from the USA, founded hospitals, built the port of Aegina, an orphanage / rural camp in Corinth. In 1866 he supported the Cretan Revolution against the Turks.

Karl Friedrich Lebrecht von Normann-Ehrenfels, Earl
(1784-1822)

German noble and ardent philhellene from Stuttgart. Son of the Prime Minister of the kingdom of Württemberg. Head of the corps of philhellenes who fought heroically in the battle of Peta, during which he was fatally injured and died afterwards in Messolonghi.

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Presentations

Studies, research work and articles on people and organizations which contributed to the Society’s aims.

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