This book is a small tribute to these heroes and heroines who fought so that we can enjoy a free Greece today. All of them are not mythical figures, they are not made-up superheroes. They are authentic models. It is a truth that should never be forgotten. All these heroes stood up, took up arms, took initiatives and above all their lives and destiny in their own hands. They became heroes, legends who inspired and continue to inspire an entire world. They became glorious history, full of blood and tears, clothed in our blue and white flag.
ANGELIKI MASTROMICHALAKI - PANTELIS ZOURAS
2021 marks 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821 which resulted in the establishment of the modern Greek state. It is the first time that 1821 is celebrated in conditions of social and democratic normality, which was not the case in the 100 or 150 years since its establishment. 1821 is a milestone not only Greek but also European, a small spring of peoples against the world of Empires and this is largely due to the stories of the people you will read in this book, these distant but so true stories, that they sound so strange to our ears today.
From the foreword by the historian Dr. Stefanos Kavallierakis
Director of the Museum of the City of Athens-Vouros-Eutaxia Foundation
THE FORMS PRESENTED IN THE BOOK:
Saint Kosmas the Aitolian, Eugenios Voulgaris, Patriarch Gregory V (Saint), Adamantios Korais, Rigas Velestinlis - "Feraios", Andreas Miaoulis, Theodoros Kolokotronis, German III of Old Patras, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Joseph, Bishop of Rogon and Kozylis, George Karaiskakis , Papaflessas (Georgios Dikaios), Athanasios Diakos, Nikitaras (Nikitas Stamatelopoulos), Markos Botsaris, Alexandros Ypsilantis, Konstantinos Kanaris, Ioannis Makrygiannis, Dionysios Solomos, Tsamis (Dimitrios) Karatassos, Kitsos (Kyriakos) Tzavellas
Saint Philothei of Athena (Friday Benizelou), Maria Daskalogianni, Zambeta-Zambia (Elisavet) Kolokotroni, Elisavet Ypsilanti, Laskarina Bouboulina (Pinotsi), Stavriana Savvaina, Domna Visvizi, Roxani Mich. Voda Soutsou, Mario of Karaiskakis, Manto Mavrogenous, Androniki Starkou, Sevasti Kroustala-Xanthou, Panoraia Hatjikosta (Psorokostaina), Despo Sechou Botsi, Despo Photou Tzavela, Angelina Zacharia - Nikitaina, Eleni (Vassou) Mavrovounioti, Antonousa Kastanaki, Chariklia Dasaki Despina Maniati Kanaris, Marigo Zarafopoula