One of Greece's national treasures, with over 138,000 holdings illuminating Greek civilization

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Gennadius Library

Opened in 1926 with the 26,000 volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library houses rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Rare maps of the Mediterranean, early editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron are just some of the unique items to be found here.

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In addition to its role as an internationally renowned library and research institution, the Library is an active participant in the Athenian and international cultural community through its public lectures, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, and publications.

Come visit us at 61 Souidias Street • 106 76 Athens • Tel. 210-7210536

Gennadeion News

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November 16, 2018

George Castriot Skanderbeg at the Gennadius Library

An exhibition of rare books marks the 550th anniversary of the death of the Albanian hero George Castriot Skanderbeg in the Reading Room of the Gennadius Library.

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November 14, 2018

Videocast - Celebrating the 550th anniversary of George Castriot Skanderbeg’s death

Dr. Machi Paizi-Apostolopoulou, Research Director Εmerita, Institute of Historical Studies, National Hellenic Research Foundation Dr. Dorian Koçi, Director of the National Historical Museum of Albania.

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November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday 2018

The Gennadius Library will remain closed on Thursday and Friday November 22 & 23 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Events

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Event celebrating the 550th anniversary of George Castriot Skanderbeg’s death

  • November 6, 2018
  • 19.00
  • Reading Room, Gennadius Library
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The Glittering Sound of Imperial Violence: The Music for the Feast of the Exaltation on the Cross of Hagia Sophia

  • November 27, 2018
  • 19.00
  • ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens
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