metaxas-line

The forgotten Metaxas Line

The political establishment is attempting to toss the name of the architect of the epos of 1940-41, Ioannis Metaxas, into oblivion. Following the news on 7 April about the fighters of fortress “Roupel”, I noticed that neither the announcer nor […]

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greco-italian-war

Short account of the Greek Epopee of 1940

Sixty years have gone by since the Second World War (WW II) storm hit Greece in 1940, bringing her untold suffering until her 1944 liberation with the help of her Allies. WW II broke out in Europe on 1 September […]

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The Metaxas dictatorship

Petty politics in Greece and the so-called National Schism divided Greek politics and society in the mid-1930s. A number of coups d’état and sudden changes of governments led King George to choose General Metaxas to head a new government in 1936. […]

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third hellenic civilization

The past in Metaxas’ ideology

In his The Past is a Foreign Country (Cambridge 1985), David Lowenthal has demonstrated that whether by celebrating some of its aspects [or] expunging others, we reshape the past in line with present needs. Forty-three years earlier, the future kyvernitis […]

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Old ‘About this project’ page from 2007

For the curious, this is the old description of the project from 2007: I created the Metaxas Project some years ago as the logical consequence of my interest in Metaxas, an interest which emerged as a consequence of myself being of Kefalonian […]

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