Maria Georgopoulou, ed. The Free and the Brave. American Philhellenes and the Glorious Struggle of the Greeks (1776-1866). Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Gennadius Library. Athens: The Gennadius Library, 2021. 237 pages: illustrations, portraits, facsimiles; 28 cm.

This bilingual catalogue (in English and Greek) accompanies an exhibition organized by the Gennadius Library on the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 to explore the relations and connections between Greece and the United States from the American Revolution of 1776 to the Cretan revolt of 1866. The hundred objects of the exhibition that are fully illustrated in the catalogue, include rare archival material, paintings, watercolors, artworks, and several Philhellenic artifacts from the Gennadius Library and other collections in Athens.

The themes of the exhibition, presented in the catalogue by curator Maria Georgopoulou, delve on how the impact of the Enlightenment, the poetry of Lord Byron as well as the atrocities committed by the Ottomans against the Greeks, motivated American Philhellenes to join the revolutionaries, to collect money and supplies for humanitarian aid to Greece, and even to adopt orphaned Greek children. Once freed, Greece built its educational infrastructure with the succor of American missionaries who set up successful schools on Greek soil. Finally, the plight of Greek slaves fueled abolitionist discourse in the US, as the story of Hiram Powers’s sculpture The Greek Slave amply demonstrates.

Five original essays by experts offer a wider scholarly perspective: Pericles S. Vallianos speaks to the political affinities between the American and the Greek Revolution due to the Enlightenment, Photini Tomai hails the contributions of American Philhellenes to the Greek cause, Curtis Runnels explores the response of the Americans to the ordeals of the Greeks, Vangelis Karamanolakis studies the contributions of American Protestants to the educational development of Greece, and Peter Wirzbicki presents the impact of the Greek War of Independence on the discourse of abolitionism. 




Ottoman Athens: Archaeology, Topography, History

A joint publication of the Gennadius Library and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, Ottoman Athens is the first volume to focus on the Ottoman presence in Athens. This collection of 12 essays explores the architecture, antiquities, cartography, and documentary sources from the period, shedding light on little-studied material and illuminating daily life in Greece’s most famous city during Ottoman rule.

Ottoman Athens: Archaeology, Topography, History

Edited by Maria Georgopoulou and Konstantinos Thanasakis

Pages: 290, Figures: 95

Dimensions: 8,27cmX10,63cm

Language: English

Hardback, ISBN: 978-960-99945-3-8

Paperback, ISBN: 978-960-99945-4-5

Publication Date: Nov 2019

Retail price: € 30,00 (paperback)

The book can be found here.


Ioannis Makriyannis. Vital Expression

This book edited by Maria Georgopoulou presents 24 watercolor paintings that illustrate episodes from the Memoirs of Ioannis Makriyannis (1797-1864), fighter in the Greek War of Independence and advocate of the Constitution, by Panagiotis and Dimitrios Zographos. These paintings, which originally belonged to King Otto, were purchased by Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932), founder of the Library, in Rome in 1909 and are unique historical items that, in combination with texts of important scholars, illuminate not only General Makriyannis who was the source of their inspiration but also Joannes Gennadius, whose vision to preserve Greek history enabled their safekeeping to this day. Maria Papadaki and Anna Tsokani were responsible for the transcription of the extensive legends of the paintings, while essays by Nikos Theotokas, Nina Souyoultzoglou-Kallmyer, Fofo N. Mavrikiou and Nikolaos C. Petropoulos analyze the historical framework, the artistic process of the illustrations, and the history of the paintings from their unveiling in Athens in 1839 to our times.

Ioannis Makriyannis. Vital Expression

Edited by Maria Georgopoulou

Pages: 190, Figures: 78

Dimensions: 28Χ23cm

Language: English

ISBN: 978-618-5209-33-9

Publication Date: June 2018


The New Griffon (ISSN 1107-3136)

Published annually, the New Griffon is a periodical publication produced by the Gennadius Library. Some issues contain essays on a variety of themes while others focus on particular topics. Some further information about Volume 13 of the New Griffon can be found here.







Gennadeion Monographs

The Gennadius Library contains a large collection of volumes on various aspects of post-classical Greek culture and history. The Library’s archives are the repository of many more important photographs, manuscripts, documents, and special collections. The Gennadeion Monographs series exists to publish studies related to the collections of the library.


Other Books and Pamphlets

To receive information about prices and availability, please contact either the Gennadius Library in Greece or the ASCSA Publications Office in North America.

  • Ahrweiler, Hélène. Προβλήματα ελληνικής συνέχειας. Αθήνα: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, 1998. (Διάλεξη που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 19 Μαρτίου 1996 στη Γεννάδειο Βιβλιοθήκη.)
  • Ahrweiler, Hélène. Problems of Greek continuity, transl. by John Leatham. Athens: National Bank Cultural Foundation; The Gennadius Library, 1998. (Lecture delivered at The Gennadius Library on 19 March 1996.)
  • Βάρδα, Χριστίνα. Τα αρχεία της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης. Athens: Gennadius Library, 1991.
  • Βάρδα, Χριστίνα. Αρχείο Φιλίππου Δραγούμη, 1890-1980: ευρετήριο. Αθήνα: Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, 1993.
  • Δραγούμης Ιων. Φύλλα ημερολογίου α΄ (1895-1902), επιμέλεια Θεόδωρος Ν. Σωτηρόπουλος. Athens: Ερμής, 1988.
  • Δραγούμης Ιων: Φύλλα ημερολογίου δ΄(1908-1912), επιμέλεια Θεόδωρος Ν. Σωτηρόπουλος. Athens: Ερμής, 1988.
  • Δραγούμης Ιων: Φύλλα ημερολογίου ε΄(1913-1917), επιμέλεια Θεόδωρος Ν. Σωτηρόπουλος. Athens: Ερμής, 1986.
  • Δραγούμης Ιων: Φύλλα ημερολογίου στ΄ (1918- 1920), επιμέλεια Θεόδωρος Ν. Σωτηρόπουλος. Athens: Ερμής, 1987.
  • Elliot, C.W.J. ‘Gennadeion Notes, IV. Lord Βyron, Father Paul, and the Artist William Page’, Hesperia, 44, 1975, pp. 409-25.
  • Elliot, C.W.J. Campaign of the Falieri and Piraeus in the year 1827, or, Journal of a Volunteer, being the personal account of Captain Thomas Douglas Whitcombe. Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies, 1992.
  • Γκράτζιου, Ολγα. Αναμνήσεις από τη χαμένη βασιλεία: σελίδες εικονογραφημένης χρονογραφίας του 17ου αιώνα. Αθήνα, εκδ. Πατάκη, 1996. (Μελέτη γύρω από το χειρόγραφο Volides 2 της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης)
  • Hatziaslani, Cornelia. Morosini, the Venetians, and the Acropolis = Ο Μοροζίνι, οι Βενετοί και η Ακρόπολη. Athens: Gennadius Library, 1987.
  • Huxley, George L. East Rome & the Evangelisation of Russia. A lecture on some Byzantinoslavica in the Gennadius Library… Athens, 1989.
  • Huxley, George L. Herodotos & the epic. A lecture. Athens, 1989. 
  • Huxley, George L. Homer & the travellers. A lecture on some antiquarian and topographical books in the Gennadius Library. Athens, 1988.
  • Huxley, George L. Monemvasia & the Slavs. A lecture on some works of historical geography in the Gennadius Library. Athens, 1988.
  • Huxley, George L. Why did the Byzantine Empire not fall to the Arabs; an inaugural lecture given at the Gennadius Library. Athens, 1986.
  • Lear, Edward. The Corfu years. A chronicle presented through his letters and journals, edited and introduced by Philip Sherrard. Athens; Dedham: Denise Harvey, 1988.
  • Lear, Edward. The Cretan Journal, edited by Rowena Fowler. Athens; Dedham: Denise Harvey, 1984.
  • Loukanis Nikolaos. The Iliad of Homer, Venice 1526. = Ομήρου Ιλιάς, Βενετία 1526. Εισαγ. Francis R. Walton. Athens: Gennadius Library, 1979.
  • Μακρυγιάννης, Ιωάννης. Στρατηγού Μακρυγιάννη στοχασμός, χείρ Παναγιώτη Ζωγράφου: εικονογραφία του Αγώνα του 1821. Αθήνα, Αδάμ, 1996.
  • Μπενιζέλος Ιωάννης, Ιστορία των Αθηνών, με προλεγόμενα Ιωάννου Γενναδίου, επιμέλεια έκδοσης Ι. Κοκκώνα - Γ. Μπώκου, επιστημονική εποπτεία και παρουσίαση Μ. Ι Μανούσακα. Αθήνα: Εκδοτική Αθηνών, 1986.
  • Nicol, Donald Μ. Byzantium, Venice, and the Fourth Crusade, an inaugural lecture. Athens, 1990.
  • Nicol, Donald Μ. Joannes Gennadius - The Man. A biographical sketch. Athens: American School of Classical Studies, 1990.
  • Panagopoulou, Beata. John Gennadius and his collection. An exhibition organized by the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies. [Athens, 1982.]
  • Philippides, Dia. Census of Modern Greek Literature; Check-list of English-language sources useful in the study of Modern Greek literature, 1824-1987. New Haven: Modern Greek Studies Association, 1990.
  • Φουρναράκη, Ελένη. Αρχείο Αθανασίου Σουλιώτη-Νικολαϊδη (1878-1945): ευρετήριο. Αθήνα: Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, 1992.
  • Τεχνογνωσία στη λατινοκρατούμενη Ελλάδα. Αθήνα: Πολιτιστικό Τεχνολογικό Ίδρυμα ΕΤΒΑ, 2000. (Πρακτικά ημερίδας που οργανώθηκε στη Γεννάδειο Βιβλιοθήκη στις 8 Φεβρουαρίου 1997.)
  • Τσιγκάκου, Φανή-Μαρία. Η Ελλάδα του Edward Lear από τις συλλογές της Γενναδείου =Edward Lear’s Greece from the Gennadeion collections. Θεσσαλονίκη, 1997. (Έκθεση που οργανώθηκε στο Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης Μορφωτικού Ιδρύματος Εθνικής Τραπέζης στα πλαίσια της Πολιτιστικής Πρωτεύουσας της Ευρώπης.)
  • Walton Francis R., ed. Acts [of the] Tenth International Congress of Bibliophiles, Athens, 30 September-6 October 1977. Athens, 1979.
  • Walton Francis R. ‘The Greek Book, 1476- 1825’ στο Walton Francis R., ed. Acts [of the] Tenth International Congress of Bibliophiles, Athens, 30 September-6 October 1977. Athens, 1979.
  • Walton Francis R. Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη˙ σύντομη περιγραφή των συλλογών. Με τη συνεργασία των T. E. Gregory και Σόφης Παπαγεωργίου. Αθήνα, 1981.
  • Walton Francis R. A memorial evening, March 29,  1990 Athens. (Πέντε διαλέξεις που περιλαμβάνουν την Ένατη Ετήσια Διάλεξη Walton ‘The Platonic Renaissance in 15th-century Italy’ του C.M. Woodhouse)