Publishing activity of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation began in 2003 and continues. The aim of our publishing activity is for every book published by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, to most adequately meet both scholastic and aesthetic standards.


All our editions are available at the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. They can be purchased by the following ways:

1. At the Foundation, at the Administration building (Praxitelous 169 & Bouboulinas str.), paying in cash.
2. The books can be mailed in Greece and abroad, at buyer’s expenses.
Deposit in the Foundation’s bank account at Eurobank.
Beneficiary: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
IBAN: GR5602602460000030200244833
Please, contact us at info@laskaridisfoundation or by phone (+30 216 900 3700).
3. By order, in any bookstore.

One book, six centuries of history. Editions from the dawn of printing in the libraries of Athens. Colloquium proceedings

Collective work

Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, Piraeus 2020
Editors: Vera Andriopoulou, Kleopatra Kyrtata, Aggeliki Papadopoulou
Language: Greek, English

Pages: 258
Dimensions: 17×24
ISBN 978-618-5509-00-2
Price: 17€

This volume brings together, edited and enriched, the original scientific presentations of the colloquium “One book, six centuries of history. Editions from the dawn of printing in the libraries of Athens. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Dennis E. Rhodes (1923-2020), pioneer of the study of incunabula in Greece. It includes articles by Cristina Dondi, Dennis E. Rhodes, Geri Della Rocca de Candal, Nicolas J. Barker, Giannis Kokkonas, Agamemnon Tselikas, Astrid Balsem, David Speranzi. Representing the libraries of Athens, the authors are: Elli Droulia (Library of the Greek Parliament), Leonora Navari and Maria Giouroukou (Sylvia Ioannou Foundation), Athena Zoupanti, Maria Xenariou, Mirka Palioura and Konstantinos I. Stefanis (Finopoulos Collection, Benaki Museum), Irini Solomonidi (Gennadius Library), Nikolas Sarris, George Stavratis, Christina Tsaroucha, Marilia Apostolaki, Katerina Lygnou (National Library of Greece), Venetia Hatzopoulou (IPA / MIET), Aggeliki Papadopoulou, Kleopatra Kyrtata and Vera Andriopoulou (Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation).

Ottoman Athens. Archaeology, Topography, History

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Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation & Gennadius Library, ASCSA, Athens 2019
Editors: Maria Georgopoulou, Konstantinos Thanasakis
Design: Olga Antonea
Language: English

Pages: 289
Dimensions: 24,5×28
ISBN 978-618-83019-8-6 (ALF, hardcover)
ISBN 978-618-83019-9-3 (ALF, softcover)
ISBN 978-960-99945-3-8 (Gennadius Lib, hardcover)
ISBN 978-960-99945-4-4 (Gennadius Lib, softcover)
Price: 30€ (hardcover), 35€ (softcover)

Our new edition Ottoman Athens: Topography, Archeology, History is the fruit of collaboration with the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Ottoman Athens is the first and sole volume to set under investigation the Ottoman presence in Athens. Despite the attraction the city has received recently, no other publications has set forth to examine the ottoman past of Athens, and scrutinize the relevant sources. 12 scholarly articles, from antiquity, to architecture, cartography, daily life and and the Greek War of Independence, aim to shed light upon little studied material, retell the history of Ottoman Athens, but most importantly open up the dialogue between the city and its past. The authors of the original scientific papers of the volume are: Dr Aliki Asvesta, Dr Elizabeth Key Fowden, Dr H. Sukru Ilicak, Eleni Kanetaki, Prof. Dimitris Karidis, Prof. Yannis Kizis, Dr Elena Korka, Ass. Prof. Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Shariat-Panahi, Dr Katerina Stathi, Dr Tasos Tanoulas, Dr George Tolias, Dr Gulcin Tunali, Dr Ioli Vingopoulou, Prof. Joanita Vroom.

The Greek Editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek Collaborators

Author: Konstantinos P. Staikos
Introduction: Stephanos Kaklamanis

Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Athens, 2015
ATON publications
Editor of the Greek edition: Anna Hadjiantoniou
English translation: Katerina Spathi
Editor of the English edition: Anna Hadjiantoniou
Available in 3 languages: English, Greek, Italian

Pages: 312
Size: 17×24
ISBN 978-618-82417-2-5
Price: 26€

In order to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation published this volume in honour of the great printer. The book, which is available in 3 languages, focuses on the Greek collaborators of Aldus, such as Arsenios Apostolis and Marcus Musurus, who accompanied him in his first steps in printing and publishing. This edition accompanies the Laskaridis Foundation exhibition “The Greek editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek collaborators (c. 1495-1515)”, hosted by the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice (17 September-24 October 2016), where the Greek editions of Aldus during his lifetime are presented.

Shipwrecks of the Greek Seas. Dive into their history

Authors: Kostas Thoctarides – Aris Bilalis

Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2015
Editor of the Greek edition: Ioanna Romiou
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Editors of the English edition: Rena Yiatropoulou – Meli Konstantinou
Bilingual (Greek – English)

Pages: 474
Size: 21×29
ISBN 978-960-99142-9-1
Price: 50€

Bilingual edition that pertains to 20 shipwrecks of the 20th century, mainly of ships that belong to the era of steam. A basic criterion for their selection was the feasibility of diving into the wreck. It presents ships with a prominent place in Greek history, but also others, unknown to the general public. Still, all those are an integral part in the history of evolution of the merchant marine.

The Greek postwar territorial and economic claims and the Peace Conference of Paris (1946)

Author: Spyros G. Gasparinatos
Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Athens 2014

Pages: 32
Size: 14×21
ISBN 978-618-81423-0-5

Off-print  of Spyros G. Gasparinatos’ presentation at the “AIkaterini Laskaridis Foundation” on Monday, 7 April 2014.

Dimitris Perdikidis: A Painter of the Diaspora

Permanent exhibition / Collection of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation

Exhibition Catalogue

Authors: Collective workcover-perd
Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Translation: Tony Mozer
Text editor – Proofreader: Kali Pagoulatou-Kyparissi, Vera Andriopoulou
Catalogue Editor – Layout – Photography: Maria Stefossi
An edition of the “Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation”, Piraeus 2014
Bilingual (Greek – English)

Pages: 128
Size: 24,5×28
ISBN 978-960-99142-8-4
Price: 12€

The catalogue comprises the overall oeuvre of Dimitris Perdikidis, as this is presented in the permanent exhibition of the “Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation”. Designed and edited by photographer Maria Stefossi, it also includes texts by Panos Laskaridis, Chairman of the “Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation”, Manos Stefanidis, Professor of Art History of the University of Athens, Dimosthenis Kokkinidis, Emeritus Professor of the Athens School of Fine Arts, and of Leonidas and Denise Perdikidis. The exhibition curator and long-time researcher of Perdikidis’ work, Miguel Fernández Belmonte, discusses and analyses the works and oeuvre of this distinguished Diaspora painter.

E. KRIARAS, Recent Letters to People and Foundations

Author: Emmanuel Kriaras
Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2013
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 14 X 20,5
ISBN 978-960-99142-7-7
Price: 15€

Drawing from the rich epistolary archive of Professor Emmanuel Kriaras, this edition publicizes 185 of his letters written between 2001-2011, addressed to people and foundations. This important edition is evidence of the long-lasting activity and constant presence of this leading Greek intellectual in the world of Letters.

Stone-built Lighthouses: Tainaro and Maleas

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Editor: Kali Pagoulatou-Kyparissi
Copy-editor: Vera Andriopoulou
Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2013
Pages: 300
Dimensions: 21 X 29
ISBN 978-960-99142-6-0
Price: 40€

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation completed the significant work of restoration of the lighthouses of Tainaro, of Maleas and of Ntana (on Poros island). The collective work “Stone-built Lighthouses: Tainaro and Maleas”, released in March of 2013, “narrates” the fascinating story of their restoration. At the same time, it constitutes a valuable testament of the Greek naval history.

Through an exceptional collection of texts by academics, researchers, journalists and writers, the presence of lighthouses through the ages, between history and myth, their symbolical significances, as well as their value as live monuments of our cultural heritage are featured. This edition could not be without the diary kept by architect Dimitris Eftaxiopoulos during the renovation work. The elegant edition is enriched with ample photographic material.

Creative Approaches: Album of Posters and Invitations

Untitled-9Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2013
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 24 X 32
ISBN 978-960-99142-5-3
Not for sale

In this elegant album, through a variety of styles and imaginative pictorial approaches the reader can watch the multifaceted and fruitful cultural course of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in the period 2001-2012.
The poster is a key to art, and has the ability to impress itself upon memory. Every poster with its corresponding invitation bears the character of the subject of its origin. The pictorial material presented in this edition is a labour of love for Art and Letters.

E. KRIARAS, New Letters and Documents of the Years 1924-2010

Untitled-8Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2012
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 15 X 23
ISBN 978-960-99142-4-6
Price: 15€

Letters of Greek and foreign intellectuals, along with documents of organizations (foundations, companies, associations etc.), part of Professor Emmanuel Criaras correspondence, covering the period 1924-2010. An important historical token, in the crossroads of public and private life, which holds special value for the History of Greek Letters. A revealing testimonial, it sheds light on the manifold presence and flourishing course of this prominent intellectual.

E. KRIARAS, Psycharis, especially from his Letters

Untitled-7Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2012
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 14 X 20,5
ISBN 978-960-99142-3-9
Price: 10€

An important work, the fruit of many years of research by the Academic Emmanuel Kriaras on the capital Demotic Greek supporter, intellectual and writer Yannis Psycharis. Through characteristic excerpts of Psycharis’ correspondence with Greek and foreign intellectuals, as well as telling biographical and autobiographical evidence, the reader has the opportunity to study Psycharis’ views on the situation in Greece towards the end of 19th century, his stance on literary and social movements of his time, his tactics on the Greek Language Issue, and also to better understand the personality of this pioneer creator.

Alexander the Great: Delving into Aspects of the Prominence

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Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2011
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 23,5 X 15
ISBN 978-960-99142-2-2
Price: 10€

The Proceedings of the extremely interesting cycle of Seminars organized by Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in the period March-April 2008, in collaboration with the Professor of Ancient History in the University of Athens Kostas Bourazelis.
In a period when the life and the έργο of the Greek military legend often become the object of easy exploitation, and sometimes even leveling vulgarization, the Seminar cycle in question attempted to offer a scientifically reliable and sober viewpoint to a complex historical subject of timeless interest.
This volume includes the speeches of Kostas Bourazelis, Ioannis Xydopoulos, Elias Koulakiotis, Katerina Liampi, R.M. Errington, while the Appendix contains the discussion of the speakers with the public.

Nikos Kazantzakis

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Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Piraeus, 2011
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 15 X 23
ISBN 978-960-99142-1-5
Price: 10€

In 2007, Year of Kazantzakis, the Library of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation honoured the great Greek author organizing a Workshop with the participation of important intellectuals: Ritsa Frangou-Kikilia, Eleni Kovaiou, Eleftheria Yakoumaki, Fatima Eloeva, Christos Alexiou, Sonia Ilinskaya, Anna Rosenberg, Stamatis Philippides, Thanassis Agathos, Panagiota Mini, Walter Puchner, Mairi Stavrou and Patroclos Stavrou. This edition contains the Workshop’s speeches which, through different approaches give an apt and accurate insight into contemporary thinking on language and its symbolism, the themes, the aesthetics and the ideology in the literary work of Nikos Kazantzakis.

A Course in Poetry: From the Interwar Period to the Generation of the ‘70s

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Publisher: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Editor: Anna Rosenberg
Piraeus, 2009
Pages.: 184
Dimensions: 23,5 X 15
ISBN 978-960-99142-0-8
Price: 10€

The transcripts of the cycle of lectures organized in 2004 by the Library of Aikaterini Laskaridi Foundations regarding the Greek poetry and its multifaceted and fruitful course from the Interwar period until the Generation of the ‘70s, with the valuable contribution of Ritsa Frangou-Kikilia, Professor in the University of Athens, and the participation of select speakers: Frangiski Ambatzopoulou, Giorgos Aragis, Stefanos Dialismas, Morfia Malli, Eleni Politou-Marmarinou and Mimis Sofokleous.
With vivid language and great discernment, the speakers detect the poetical universe of this period, examining, among else, the fields of Greek poetry during the Interwar period, the creators belonging to the First and the Second Postwar Generations and the Generation of the ‘70s, their main themes, influences and trends in linguistic expression, wordplay in the poetical oeuvre of Kiki Dimoula, and general questions regarding Poetics.

From History’s Passions to Everyday Life Passions: The Course of Greek Prose from 1945 to 2000

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Publisher: Kaiti Laskaridou Library
Piraeus, 2004
Pages.: 134
Dimensions: 26 X 17
ISBN 980-88420-0-X
Out of print

Proceedings of the Seminar «From History’s Passions to Everyday Life Passions: The Course of Greek Prose from 1945 to 2000», a project headed by the writer and critic Alexis Ziras, and with the contribution of prominent speakers, which took place with great success in Kaiti Laskaridou Library in 2004. The tome contains the speeches of Elissavet Kotzia, Kostas Stergiopoulos, Giorgos Paganos, Takis Mendrakos, Alexis Ziras, Dimitris Tsatsoulis and Vangelis Chatzivassileiou. The aim of the speeches is the presentation of the most important aspects of contemporary Greek prose, the detection of the various influences on the authors of said period, as well as the distinction of the main trends of Greek prose during these fifty prolific years.

Andreas Miaoulis (1769 – 1835):  From enslaved to free Greece


Authors: Constantina Adamopoulou-Pavlou, Annita N. Prassa
Editor: Kali Kyparissi
Publishers: “Hestia” Publishing House – Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Athens, 2003
Pages.: 770
Dimensions: 27 X 23
ISBN cloth-bound edition: 960-05-1075-Χ
ISBN unbound edition: 960-05-1074-1
Price: 80€

An erudite study by Constantina Adamopoulou-Pavlou and Annita N. Prassa, based for the most part on original sources and covering all aspects of the life and action of one of the most important personages of Modern Greece, the Hydriot fighter of the Greek Revolution Andreas Miaoulis. At the same time, this monograph sheds light on the crucial historical events of the period in question and the naval warfare during the Revolution. Among else, this vivid historical monograph includes unpublished documents, references to literary texts concerning Andreas Miaoulis, as well as rich pictorial material.