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The Greek Revolution in Spain


Hellenic American Union Theater

Three Books on the Impact of the Greek Revolution on the Spanish-speaking World

The recently published volume of papers titled Periferias de la Revolución: Contextos transnacionales de la insurrección griega de 1821 (Regions of the Revolution: Transnational Contexts of the Greek Insurrection of 1821), edited by Eva Latorre and Álvaro García Marín, includes contributions in Spanish, English and Greek by 14 scholars from around the world.

The authors of the texts analyze the Greek Revolution and its global resonance from various viewpoints. The book was preceded in 2015 by Eva Latorre’s Griegos que el estandarte alzáis de libres (You Greeks, who Raise the Banner of the Free), a rich collection of Spanish and South American poetry dating from 1821 to 1843. The bibliographical work of the Asociación Cultural Hispano-Helénica on the Greek Revolution will be concluded with the forthcoming publication of a stand-alone volume on the Revolution’s impact in Cuba and, more specifically, its influence on the Cuban poet José Luis Alfonso (1810-1881).

In Greece, the books are distributed by Herodotos Publications.


Participating at the panel, remotely or in person, are:

  • Eusebi Ayensa
    President of Asociación Cultural Hispano-Helénica
  • Nikos Pratsinis
    Hispanist and translator  
  • Eva Latorre
    Researcher specializing in Philhellenism in Spain and Latin America
  • Álvaro García Marín
    Professor of Greek Philology at the University of Málaga
  • Katerina Bregianni
    Historian and Research Director at the Modern Greek History Research Center of the Academy of Athens
  • Gilda Tentorio
    Professor of Greek Philology at the Universities of Pavia and Milan

Eusebi Ayensa (Figueres, 1967) is a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens (in the Section of Letters and Fine Arts), the Royal Academy of Letters of Barcelona, and Hellenic Authors' Society. He is head of the Educational and Academic Department of the Empúries archaeological site in northern Catalonia and, from 2007 to 2012, served as Director of Instituto Cervantes in Athens.


Eva Latorre (Barbastro, 1968) is a member of the Administrative Board of Asociación Cultural Hispano-Helénica, and a corresponding member of Hellenic Authors’ Society. For her studies on Spanish philhellenes and philhellenism in the Spanish world, she was awarded the Lord Byron medal of the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism.

Álvaro García Marín (Madrid, 1978) is a Greek Studies Professor at the Department of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Málaga (Spain). In 2009, he defended his doctoral thesis at Complutense University of Madrid. He worked as a researcher at the Spanish Center for Humanistic and Social Sciences (CCHS) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He taught at Columbia University (USA) and at the University of Seville. Among other publications, he has authored the book Historias del vampiro griego (Stories of the Greek vampire, 2017).

Katerina Bregianni (Petalidi, Messinia, 1971) defended her doctoral thesis, Les Banques, l’agriculture et l’État: Stratégies de crédit et politique agraire en Grèce, de 1861 à 1940,” at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, in 2000. She is Research Director (since 2017) at the Modern Greek History Research Center (MGHRC) of the Academy of Athens, where she has been serving since 2003. At MGHRC, she has been directing (since 2020) a research program on a transnational approach to the interwar economic and social crisis.


Nikos Pratsinis (Athens, 1957), studied Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and attended graduate studies in Madrid and Lisbon. He works as a technical and literary translator, interpreter, and translation teacher. He has translated (into Greek) chronicles on the Spanish conquest of America, Ramon Muntaner's Expedition of the Catalans in the East and the work of Eva Latorre Liberators of a great people, as well as the "Cavafy rule" in Portuguese.


Gilda Tentorio (Lecco, 1976) teaches Modern Greek Language and Literature at the universities of Pavia and Milan. In 2004, she defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Turin and, in 2010, a postdoctoral study (State Scholarships Foundation, Athens) on myth in modern Greek theater. She is a translator of modern Greek literature and president of the Italian Chapter of The International Society of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis. In her original monograph Binari, ruote e ali in Grecia (Rails, wheels and wings in Greece, 2015), she explored Greek poetry and prose from the late 19th century to the present day.


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