What do contemporary Greeks think of Lord Byron?

By: | Post date: 2017-01-03 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Culture, Modern Greek

To add to the others (which is why you must upvote the others):

Greeks revere Byron (to the point of Βύρων[ας] Viron(as) being a name they give their kids), because he was a prominent foreign supporter of the Greek War of Independence.

What contemporary Greeks do NOT know is that Byron was a Romantic poet, and that being a Romantic poet is why he was in Greece to begin with. He could have been an ironworker, and they would have still revered him for being this guy:

As opposed to being this guy:

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