Welcome to the Metaxas Project site!
This online-based project focuses on the study of the history and philosophy of the fascist regime which existed in Greece in the 1930s called “The Fourth of August” and which was lead by General Ioannis Metaxas. In this website you will find wide and deep information about General Metaxas, his world-view and the totalitarian regime he established. Since 2000, this website has become the largest and most authoritative source and resource site for everything Metaxas. Through articles, news, insights, reports, pictures of Metaxas and the 4th of August regime, videos, e-booklets, essays and opinion, the site brings forth a reliable, in-depth and voluminous database covering all aspects of the Metaxas dictatorship. The website is constantly updated (see below), so those interested in the period of fascism in Greece are strongly encouraged to access the website on a regular basis. It is continously developing towards a mammoth resource site. Learn more about the Metaxas Project »
December 15, 2012 - A biography of Theologos Nikoloudis, bynamed ‘the Greek Goebbels’ due to his position of the Propaganda ministry in the Fourth of August state, has been published.
December 9, 2012 - A new and richly illustrated article on the symbols of the Metaxas state has been added: Symbols of the Metaxas regime (4th of August State)
December 1, 2012 - Another article in PDF format added. This time, focusing on the political and diplomatic background of the Fourth of August regime. Read it here: The political and diplomatic background to the Metaxas dictatorship.
November 7, 2012 - We’ve just added two extensive and very interesting articles: one about the role of the Greek police in the 4th of August state and another one about the ideology of the 4th of Aigust state You can read them by following these links:
October 28, 2012 - Today we’re announcing Pelekys.com’s last effort: METAXAS RE-BRANDED, a new book to be published in a few weeks. METAXAS RE-BRANDED is a graphic design large format book containing 50 posters from the 4th of August state. Except that they all are new, but styled with the features of the graphic propaganda that was common in the 1930s. This is truly a unique book. You can learn more about this book here.
August 4th, 2012 - A new section has been added: E-BOOKS. Now you can buy e-books at a testimonial price to support. So far 3 e-books have been added:
- “ΕΟΝ – Ο δρομος που ανοιγουν στα Ελληνοπουλα”, 52 pages
- “ΕΛΛΗΝΟΠΟΥΛΑ”, 210 pages
- “ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΙΚΟ”, 278 pages
All of them ara available for download as PDF files for only 1,95€.
February 11, 2012 - A new book about the EON has been published by publishing house Pelekys. This book is written in Greek and spanning 224 pages long, unaltered print version of a book written in 1987 by Eleni Machaira which was released by the Historical Archive of the Greek Youth under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial). Fully adhering to this license, Pelekys Books has re-published it and is on sale on a non-profit basis (price covers publishing costs only). You can read some more details about this book here or buy it online.
January 12, 2012 - We’ve just added an article about the role of women in the Metaxas regime.
January 4, 2012 - A paper about archaeology in Greece under the Metaxas dictatorship has been added.
December 9, 2011 - To celebrate that we’re approaching our 12th anniversary, we’ve released a NEW, COMMEMORATIVE WALLPAPER. This wallpaper will be available only by request. Click above to see this and other exclusive Metaxas wallpapers. Or you can also see the website’s most recent updates.
November 26, 2011 – 20 new pictures have been uploaded: Metaxas photos gallery.
Remember that if you are interested in the visual aspect of the Metaxas regime, the METAXAS JUGEND – A picture album of the Greek Fascist Youth EON (Εθνική Οργάνωση Νεολαίας) by Pelekys.com is the largest collection of pictures from the 4th of August state ever printed. You can buy it right away here.
October 12, 2011 – A great contribution about the debate about whether the Metaxas dictatorship was really fascist: Was the Fourth of August regime really fascist?
September 7, 2011 – Another downloadable e-booklet has been published: The Greek-Italian Winter War (1940-1941)
August 12, 2011 – A quick account of many of the advancements made in a very little time by the 4th of Agust regime: Ενα μικρό δείγμα του έργου του Ιωάννου Μεταξά
August 4th, 2011 - The Metaxas Project is a non-political, unbiased, historical website whose focus is the 4th of August regime – the Greek variant of the interwar period fascist movements. As such, we could not ignore the fact that these days it’s the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Metaxas dictatorship. To commemorate this august anniversary, our publishing house Pelekys.com has just released a long-awaited book: La Grecia Fascista (1936-1941) (currently available in Spanish language only). This book, which has been 5 years in the making, is the first-ever book in Spanish language to provide an indepth account of the Metaxas dictatorship. Featuring hundreds of pictures, some of them very rare, this 328-pages monumental book is vividly illustrated and emerges as a must-have book for anyone interested in the obscure Metaxas years. You can find out more about it (with real-life photos) or you can also buy it online right away. You can also pre-order the forthcoming English-translated edition, and so when the book is available for purchase we’ll drop you an email notification.
March 25, 2011 – Our book-publishing partner house Pelekys Books has published ‘Introduction au Fascisme Grec’, a 64-pages compilation of several Metaxas-related articles. The book also includes some historical pieces never translated before to the French language.
February 19, 2011 – A new section: E-Booklets. Now you can download digital booklets. The first one is titled ‘The Greek pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair’. Check it out!
December 30, 2010 – A new article in Greek, including excerpts from the Η δικτατορία του Ιωάννη Μεταξά, 1936-1941 book.
October 28th, 2010 – A wallpaper has been made. Click here to see it.
May 27th, 2010 – Pelekys Books has just published ‘Metaxas Jugend – A Picture Album of the Greek Fascist Youth Organization’, featuring over 400 pictures from the Metaxas era. Read the blog post for more information or order it online.
January 31, 2010 – Two new articles added at the Greek articles page (Ιανουάριος 1941: Ο θάνατος του Ιωάννου Μεταξά and Το τελευταιο εγγραφο που υπεγραψε ο Ιωαννης Μεταξας)
September 25, 2009 – Another pack opf 15 pictures added to the Gallery
July 6, 2009 - A new document has been added – an editorial about Metaxas published on TIME magazine on November 4th, 1941
February 27, 2009 – A new article on the Labour Battalions (Τάγματα Εργασίας)
October 23, 2008 – Another pack of 13 new pictures added to the Gallery
August 11, 2008 - A new, short article has been posted about the end of the Fourth of August regime.
May 25, 2008 – Another pack of 13 new pictures added to the Gallery
March 7, 2008 - A new section has been added, with the biographies of key people in the Metaxas regime.
January 19, 2008 – 13 new pictures added to the Gallery
Looking for older updates? Click here to read older website updates (from year 2000 to year 2007)