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List of the most popular authors from Greece, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Greek authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Greek writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List features authors like Thucydides and P. J. Vatikiotis.

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Plutarch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Plutarch Parallel Lives, L'esilio, Sur les délais de la justice divine dans la punition des coupables

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Plato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Plato The Republic, Phaedo, Meno

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Euripides is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Euripides The Bacchae, The Phoenician Women, Ion

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Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Aristotle Rhetoric, Physics, Nicomachean Ethics

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Sappho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Sappho The Poetry of Sappho, The songs of Sappho, Woman from child (Sappho)

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Aristophanes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Aristophanes The Knights, The Acharnians, The Birds

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Lafcadio Hearn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Lafcadio Hearn Kottō; being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs, Lafcadio Hearn: Japan's great interpreter: a new anthology of his writings

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Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Elia Kazan The Arrangement, Elia Kazan: A Life, America

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Míkis Theodorakis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Míkis Theodorakis Anatomia tēs mousikēs, Journals of resistance, tragoudi tou nekrou adelphou

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Aesop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Aesop Aesop's Fables, The Ant and the Cricket, The Ant and the Grasshopper

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Homer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Homer Odyssey, Iliad, The Iliad and the Odyssey

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Yannis Ritsos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Yannis Ritsos Monochords, Exile and return, Eighteen short songs of the bitter motherland

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Melina Mercouri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Melina Mercouri I was born Greek

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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Tommy Lee The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

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Vassilis Vassilikos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Vassilis Vassilikos Les photographies, The plant, The Monarch

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Georges Sari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Georges Sari The Lie, Mrs Cloclo at the Sea, Mrs Cloclo is Cooking

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Yanni is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Yanni Yanni - Ethnicity, Yanni in Words, The Best of Yanni

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Demosthenes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Demosthenes On the crown, Demosthenes's Funeral Oration, Demosthenes

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George Seferis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
George Seferis Hexi nychtes stēn Akropolē, Tre poesie segrete, Kavaphēs tou Sepherē

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Alexander Scourby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Alexander Scourby Treasury of Walt Whitman, Complete Bible, Psalms from the Good News Bible

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Odysseas Elytis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Odysseas Elytis The sovereign sun, The Elegies of Oxopetra, Orientations

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Nia Vardalos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Nia Vardalos Instant Mom

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Thucydides is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Thucydides The History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides, Book VII

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Herodotus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Herodotus Histories, Hē tou Herodotou Halikarnasseos Historia, Le storie

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Mimis Fotopoulos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Mimis Fotopoulos Imitonia, Bouloukia, Sklira trioleta

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Arianna Huffington The Art of Column Writing, The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging, Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom

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Nikos Kazantzakis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Nikos Kazantzakis The Last Temptation of Christ, Zorba the Greek, Captain Michalis

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Mimi Denisi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Greece

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Iakovos Kambanelis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Iakovos Kambanelis The Age of Night, Aspasia, Our Great Circus

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Nikos Engonopoulos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Nikos Engonopoulos Nocturnal Maria, Eleonora, A Journey To Elbassan

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Dionysios Solomos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Dionysios Solomos The free besieged and other poems, Eis monachin, Pothos

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Angelos Sikelianos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Angelos Sikelianos Sibylla, Daedalus in Crete, The Death of Digenis

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Cornelius Castoriadis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Cornelius Castoriadis The Castoriadis reader, The imaginary institution of society, Figures of the thinkable

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Apostolos Doxiadis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Apostolos Doxiadis Logicomix, Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture

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Kostis Palamas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Kostis Palamas Life Immovable, The King's flute, Twelve Lays of the Gypsy

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Manolis Anagnostakis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Manolis Anagnostakis O stochos, Ta Sympleromatika, O piitis Manussos Fassis

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Tzimis Panousis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Tzimis Panousis To kynigi tis gkomenas, Ygieini diastrofi, O Stalin skeftetai gia sena sto Kremlino

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Katerina Gogou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Katerina Gogou Wooden Overcoat, Idionimo, Three Clicks Left

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Epicurus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Epicurus Epicurea, extant remains, resti dell'XI libro del Peri physeōs di Epicuro

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Alexandros Papadiamantis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Alexandros Papadiamantis The Murderess, Die rosenfarbenen Strände, Tales from a Greek Island

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Olga Broumas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Olga Broumas Rave: Poems 1975-1999, Pastoral jazz, Sappho's gymnasium

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Andreas Embirikos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Andreas Embirikos Blast furnace, Nikos Engonopoulos or the miracle of Elbassan and Bosphorus, Armala or Introduction to a city

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Kostas Karyotakis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Kostas Karyotakis Xeprovodisma, When you Came..., Prepare

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Antonis Samarakis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Antonis Samarakis The flaw, I kontra, The Passport

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Gregorios Xenopoulos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Gregorios Xenopoulos Anadiomeni, The war, Teresa Varma-Dakosta

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Elder Paisios of Mount Athos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Elder Paisios of Mount Athos Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian, Athonite Fathers and Athonite Matters, Epistles

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Kostas Varnalis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Kostas Varnalis O Solomos horis metafysiki, Solomika, Pezos logos

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Evangelos Venizelos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Evangelos Venizelos The problem of constitutional justice in Greece, Lessons of Constitutional Law, Towards a post-representative democracy

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Nikos Tsiforos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Nikos Tsiforos Youth Party

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Alki Zei is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Greece
Alki Zei Wildcat Under Glass, Tina's Web, Constandina Y Las Telaranas