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Arts and Letters

Many celebrities of Literature and Arts, Lesvos made known from antiquity to the
present as: the famous philosopher and botanist Theophrastus (387 - 272 B.C.),
the historian Theophanes (100 B.C.), the renowned musician and poet Arion
(625 - 585 B.C.), Terpander, the great musician and creator of choral poetry
(210 B.C.), Pittacus, who wasone of the Seven Sages of antiquity.

We can leave out certainly Sappho and Alcaeus, two figures with particular brilliance.
Sappho was born at Eressos in 612 B.C. and even today, remains unrivalled, for the
passion, the sensitivity and the subtle lyric vibrancy of her lines. During the years
leading up to the Greek Revolution, Benjamin of Lesvos was one of the most                                                                                                                                                  important and appealing figures and was given the title "Teacher to the Nation".

Intellectual life flourished on the island - in the years immediately following the
achievement of Greek independence - with writers such as Stratis Myrivilis,                                                                                                                                                    Ilias Venezis  e.t.c. Today, a galaxy of writers carries on this blossoming of the arts                                                                                                                                               with the Nobel laureate Odysseas Elytis.


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