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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Greece.
Who wrote the Greek national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Greece officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Greece is "Ymnos eis tin Eleftherian" which means in English "Hymn to Liberty".
Greece's anthem lyrics were written by Dionysios SOLOMOS and the music was written by Nikolaos MANTZAROS.
Adopted 1864; The Anthem Is Based On A 158 Verse Poem By The Same Name, Which Was Inspired By The Greek Revolution Of 1821 Against The Ottomans; Cyprus Also Uses "Hymn To Liberty" As Its Anthem.
 
National anthem of Greece free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Greece's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Greece national anthem on Youtube
 
Greek anthem lyrics (English translation)
Literal english translations
I recognize you by the fearsome sharpness,
of your sword,
I recognize you by the gleam (in your eyes)
with which you rapidly survey the earth.
From the sacred bones,
of the Hellenes arisen,
and valiant again as you once were,
hail, o hail, Liberty!
 
You can find more information about Greek anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Greek national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Greece
Greek national symbol: Greek cross (white cross on blue field; arms equal length).

Greece flag

Conventional short form country name: Greece.
Conventional long form country name: Hellenic Republic.
Local short form country name: Ellas or Ellada.
Local long form country name: Elliniki Dimokratia.
Former name of Greece: Kingdom of Greece.
 
Greece Government Type: parliamentary republic.
 
A parliamentary republic or parliamentary constitutional republic is a type of republic that operates under a parliamentary system of government where the executive branch (the government) derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature (the parliament).
 
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