Amal Clooney should back off. Lord Elgin was a hero who saved the marbles for the world. DT 21Oct14 Selwood. "Any art lover who has read up the real story will know that the collection of marbles in the British Museum simply would not exist today without Elgin because they were being systematically destroyed in Athens. If Elgin had not intervened, they would be a mere memory, like the Afghani Buddhas at Bamiyan, dynamited into oblivion by the Taliban in 2001."
Kiki Dimoula (born 1931): an acclaimed poet whose work has been translated into many languages. Her poetry is haunted by the existential dissolution of the post-war era. Her central themes are hopelessness, insecurity, absence and oblivion. She has been awarded the Greek State Prize twice and the European Prize for Literature for 2009. Since 2002, she is a member of the Academy of Athens.