The Greek National Anthem (in Greek)
ETHNIKOS YMNOS TIS ELLADOS
158 Stixoi (158 verses)
Author: Dionyeioe Eoaqmoe (Dionysios Solomos) - 1798-1857
Commonly referred to as the 'National Poet of Greece,' Solomos artfully describes the struggle of the Greeks to gain their freedom after 400 years of Ottoman rule. Each set of verses describes a crucial battle, a critical moment in Greek revolutionary organization or a plea to God and the foreign powers for divine intervention and support of the Cause.