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Konstantinos Spyridakis (Κωνσταντίνος Σπυριδάκις) bust

Προτομή Κωνσταντίνου Σπυριδάκι (1)n Προτομή Κωνσταντίνου Σπυριδάκι (2)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Pankyprio high school, Nicosia. Nicosia district 

Dimensions: 2.5 meters

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Konstantinos Spyridakis had been  a distinct personality in the Cypriot intellectual society. He was the founder and the president of the Greek Cultural Association in Cyprus (Ελληνικός Πνευματικός Όμιλος Κύπρου). The Association was founded in 1947 and was very active in literature publications, events supporting the dissemination of Greek culture and the enosis (union) with Greece ideology.

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Hellenic Intellectual Association of Cyprus (ΕΠΟΚ/EPOK) and the “Stasinos” association of Greek philologists. The unveiling took place on May 18th 2008 on the occasion of 175 years of the “Pankyprio” (Pan Cypriot) high school. “Pankyprio Gymnasium” was founded by Archbishop Kyprianos in 1812 and is the oldest high school in Cyprus. Its initial name was “Greek School” until 1896.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 19, 1988, p. 3.