New Athenian School
Get New Athenian School essential facts below. View Videos or join the New Athenian School discussion. Add New Athenian School to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
New Athenian School
Parnassos Literary Society. From left: Georgios Stratigis, Georgios Drossinis, Ioannis Polemis, Palamas at the center, Georgios Souris and Aristomenis Provelengios, poets of the New Athenian School. Painting by Georgios Roilos

The term New Athenian School (Greek: ), also known as the 1880s Generation ( 1880) or the Palamian School ( ) after its leading member Kostis Palamas, denotes the literary production in Athens after 1880. It was a reaction against the First Athenian School and its main aim was the use of Demotic Greek instead of Katharevousa.

The influence of Palamas led many Greek writers who were using the Katharevousa, like Aristomenis Provelengios and Jean Moréas, to abandon it and adopt the Demotic.

General traits

Some general traits of the school were:

Notable representatives

Notable works


  • R. Beaton, An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature, Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • M. Vitti, ? [History of Modern Greek Literature], ed. , Athens, 2003.

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes