Greece – allegory
Unknown German painter, probably from Munich. It presents a Greek mother with her child in an allegorical composition symbolizing the survival of Hellenism and its identification with the ancient Greek culture of which it remains a guardian. The painting belonged to the personal collection of the Bavarian prince Ludwig Ferdinand (1859-1949). Oil on canvas. 99 cm x 121 cm. Collection of SHP

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 constantly the website of SHP (, as well as our Facebook page (Hellenic Society and Philhellenism). We have put together an impressive musical ensemble, “Byron’s Muse”, and we already prepare 3 publications and the production of a music CD.

In 2020, we will hire permanent staff to support our goals and exhibit our collection, we will cultivate relationships with the academic community, and we will prepare an extensive program of audiovisual productions, events and activities in Greece and internationally, both for 2020 and above all, for 2021.

Our aim is to promote the principles of Hellenism and Philhellenism internationally, and to encourage the societies inspired by them, to find a position and an equal role on the side of the Greeks, who continue to be the guardians of the humanistic values. We will aim to launch a new philhellenic movement for the 21st century.

We thank you all for your interest in contributing to our work. In this regard, we are preparing a framework for the involvement of our friends and volunteers, which will be soon presented to you.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Year 2020.

Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism