Ο θάνατος ως δημόσιο και ιδιωτικό γεγονός στην ποίηση του Γ. ΖαλοκώσταPart of : Παρνασσός ; Vol.ΜΓ, No.1, 2001, pages 403-412
Death as a public and as a private event in the poetry of G. Zalokostas
G. Zalokostas greatly contributed with his poetical works to what we call thanatology, i.e. the philosophical study of death. The author explores two opposite aspects of death in the poetry of Zalokostas: public versus private death. In the first case, death is a token of heroism and valor, a sacrifice offered by a brave person in defense of their ideas, their faith or their nation. In the second case, death is a tragic event, reminding us of the frailty characterizing the human condition. Thus, public death becomes an object of collective memory and praise, whilst private death is an occasion for mourning and lamentation.