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Metaxas vs Venizelos: A clash of titans

The political differences between Metaxas and Venizelos dominated the Greek political scene and divided Greece for nearly thirty years. The contrast in the personality of the two men couldn’t be starker. Venizelos was mercurial, charismatic, clannish, tribal, imperious and autocratic. Possessing […]

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Ioannis Metaxas – The epitome of the Greek spirit

Though a fascist by conviction and a former general, Metaxas despised his fellow-dictator Benito Mussolini, whom he viewed as little more than a theatrical windbag. Trained in the German authoritarian tradition, Metaxas was nonetheless an ardent patriot who made no secret […]

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Scans of a book by Spyros Linardatos

Scans of a book by the Kefalonian-born journalist, writer and historian Spyros Linardatos (Σπύρος Λιναρδάτος). A conscious leftist, he wrote several books about the 4th of August regime.

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Does Metaxas deserve a statue?

The recent request from the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn to restore an old statue of Ioannis Metaxas in the island of Kefalonia has ignited the debate on whether Metaxas deserves a statue in modern-day Greece. By looking at the state of his […]

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A chronological log of changes and additions made on this website   August 9, 2017 – A new article about the Greek arms industry under the 4th of August regime and the GPCC under Bodosakis: The Greek arms industry under the 4th of […]

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Metaxas’ early years

Ioannis Metaxas was born in Ithaca on April 12, 1871. His family roots traced back to the Byzantine nobility based in Constantinople. The head of the Metaxas family was Markos Antonios, who was advisor and co-warrior of the Byzantine emperor Konstantinos Palaiologos. After the […]

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In Memory of Ioannis Metaxas

On January 29, 1941 one of Modern Hellas’ greatest leaders, Ioannis Metaxas, passed away. Born on the island of Ithaki (Ithaca) on the 12 of April 1871 and raised in Kefalonia, Metaxas was a student at the Military Academy in […]

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Ioannis Metaxas

Ioannis Metaxas is among the most prominent personalities in modern Greek history, but outside Greece he is quite an unknown figure. What follows here is a short biography of Metaxas, intended to be a quick overview of him and certainly […]

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