A chronological log of changes and additions made on this website
June 3, 2017 – An excerpt from a book: Ioannis Metaxas – The epitome of the Greek spirit
May 21, 2017 – An article about the Greek photographer Nelly, bycalled ‘the Greek Leni Riefenstahl’ and her involvement in the propaganda machinery of the 4th of August State
April 15, 2017 – A new whitepaper has been uploaded to “Academic papers”: Neither fascist nor authoritarian? The dynamics of ‘fascistisation’ in 1930s Greece
March 8, 2017 – Scans from a 1939 book: Gortyniakon Hmerologion (Calendar of Gortynia)
February 14, 2017 – 25 new pictures from the 4th of August regime added to the Gallery section: 25 new pictures from the 4th of August State
January 29, 2017 – A day like today, January 29, 76 years ago Metaxas was found dead. Was he murdered or was it a natural death?
December 11, 2016 – A number of scans of a sports-themed newspaper have been uploaded; check them out at Scans from the Athlitismos newspaper
November 17, 2016 – A new paper has been added to the Academic Papers section, this time by Aristotle Kallis: Religion, Ideology and National Identity in the Metaxas regime
October 28, 2016 – A lenghty article in English: The Fascist hero who changed the course of History
October 24, 2016 – Celebrate the Greek national celebration of “Ochi Mera” (October 28) with a free booklet: “The Greek-Italian Winter War (1940-1941)”
September 17, 2016 – A review of the participation of the EON at the “Freude und Arbeit” exhibition in Bucharest, 1939.
August 30, 2016 – An aesthetical comparision between the Greek fascist youth EON and the Croatian Ustasha youth Ustaška Mladež.
May 28, 2016 – A collection of medals of the Metaxas regime has been added.
April 14, 2016 – The website has been completely re-designed.
March 27, 2016 – Two articles in Greek have been added to the Greek articles section. Both about the Hellenic Air Force under Metaxas.
January 31, 2016 – 10 more pictures uploaded onto the Photo Gallery section.
November 16, 2015 – Scans of a book about the 4th of August regime by Spyros Linardatos.
September 26, 2015 – Scans of a booklet of the EON’s 1940 celebration of the establishment of the 4th of August State has been uploaded at the Documents section.
June 9, 2015 – A transcription of a lecture made by Professor Heinz A. Richter Clientelistic Fascism
May 3, 2015 – 56 new pictures of the Metaxas regime (4th of August state) – 56 νεες φωτογραφιες του Καθεστωτος Μεταξα (4ης Αυγούστου)
April 28, 2015 – A new publication has been uploaded on PDF: 4η Αυγούστου 1936-1938
March 2, 2015 – Added pictures of school notebooks for Greek youngsters under Metaxas.
February 6, 2015 – Scans of the 1937 Panhellenic Agricultural Exhibition’s booklet
January 17, 2015 – A new book by the 4th of August regime, in this case a compilation of foreign press clips issued by the Ministry of Press and Tourism: Ο διεθνής τύπος διά το έργον της 4ης Αυγούστου (PDF).
November 30, 2014 – A new whitepaper, this time about the Greek supply of weapons to the Spanish Civil War.
October 24, 2014 – A new article by Aristotle Kallis: The 4th of August – Towards a corporatist state
August 17, 2014 – An article and a scanned issue of the To Neon Kratos newspaper has been uploaded.
June 14, 2014 – The defence strategy of the Metaxas regime: Armed neutrality
June 6, 2014 – A new compilation of quotes, this time Metaxas’ quotes on the importance of sports.
April 9, 2014 – A biography of Ioannis Diakos, one of Metaxas’ closest associates, has been added.
February 18, 2014 – Rare pictures from Joseph Goebbels’ visit to Metaxas in Athens, 1936
February 15, 2014 – Two caricatures of the Metaxas regime have been posted.
December 20, 2013 – A new article on the Metaxian model of State corporativism and social stratification
November 30, 2013 – Scans from a 1939 issue of Agrotikon Mellon (Αγροτικών Μέλλον), a newspaper issued by the 4th of August state for agricultural matters.
October 17, 2013 – A new article: Australia’s media on the outbreak of the Greek-Italian War. How Australia’s media perceived Mussolini’s ultimatum to Greece and 28 October 1940, the day Greeks said OXI!
August 4, 2013 – 10 new pictures have been uploaded to the Photos section.
June 6, 2013 – A biography of Kostas Kotzias has been posted.
February 22, 2013 – A new collection of stamps issued by the 4th of August regime and the EON.
January 14, 2013 – In 1938, the 4th of August regime organized an exhibition about Public Hygiene, first in Athens and later in Thessaloniki. A new whitepaper about it has been posted on Academic papers: Έκθεσης Υγιεινής της Αθήνας (1938).
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.
September 9th, 2012 – 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.
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€.
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.
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?
October 3, 2011 – Now that Greece is in the news for the debt crisis, it’s convenient to have a look back at Greek history for inspiration. 72 years ago, Greece under Metaxas stopped payments to its creditors.
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.
July 14, 2010 – Pictures of a EON identity card
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.
February 15th, 2010 – I’ve written a biography of Nelly’s, whom I call ‘the Greek Leni Riefenstahl’ for her involvement in the propaganda efforts of the Metaxas regime.
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)
December 7, 2009 – A new selection of speeches and quotes by Metaxas
November 29, 2009 – A new article: From Metaxas to Tsolakoglou: From dictatorship to collaborationism
September 25, 2009 – Another pack of 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
May 8, 2009 – A new article: Censorship in the 4th of August State
April 13, 2009 – An article on the Greco-Italian War, taken from the prologue of the book “The Greek-Italian Winter War (1940-1941)”, and a new article on the ensuing Greco-German War (Battle of Greece).
February 27, 2009 – A new article on the Labour Battalions (Τάγματα Εργασίας)
December 12, 2008 – A biography about Prodromos Bodosakis.
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)