Moni Sossinou Monument

Title

Moni Sossinou Monument

Description

The monument is placed at the top of Sosinos Hill, which is the site of Moni Sosinou and commands a spectacular view over the Kalamas River valley, the site of the early battles of the Italo-Elleniko War in 1940-41. The truncated pyramid is topped with a bronze cross and bears a bronze commemorative plaque. The monument stands at the western end of a stone-built plaza with incorporated benches, trees for shade, and stairs to a semi-circular overlook point. The monument is the site of yearly wreath commemorations.
ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ Ι[ΕΡΑ] ΜΟΝΗ ΣΟΣΙΝΟΥ\ ΔΟΘΗΚΑΝ ΟΙ ΣΥΝΤΕΤΑΓΜΕΝΕΣ\ ΚΑΙ ΗΛΘΕ Η ΠΡΩΤΗ ΝΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ\ ΣΤΙΣ 30-10-1940\ΠΟΛΕΜΙΣΤΕΣ\ ΕΥΡΥΣΘΕΝΗΣ ΣΤΕΦ. ΤΖΙΑΛΛΑΣ\ΕΦΕΔΡΟΣ ΥΠΟΛΟΧΑΓΟΣ\ΧΡΗΣΤΑΚΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ\ ΛΟΧΙΑΣ\ΣΤΡΑΤΙΩΤΕΣ\ ΚΑΤΣΑΝΟΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ\ ΣΕΡΡΑΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ\ ΣΙΑΦΑΚΑΣ ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ\ ΜΠΟΥΤΣΟΥΡΗΣ ΕΥΣΤΑΘΙΟΣ\ΓΙΑΝΝΟΣ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ\ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ; From the holy Monastery of Sosinos. The coordinates had been given and the first victory of Greece on October 30, 1940. Warriors: Eurysthenes Stephanos Tziallas, reserve Lieutenant; Nikolaos Christakis, Sergeant; Soldiers; Evangelos Katsanos, Apostolos Serras, Charlambos Siafakas, Eustathios Boutsouris, Stauros Giannos, Christos Nikolaou.

Creator

unknown (sculptor) ; Moni Sosinou (sponsor)

Date

October 30, 1940 (Date of Event) ; unknown (date of construction)

Rights

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Format

stone (rock); bronze (metal)
stone-built

Identifier

epirus_moni_sossinou_monument

Coverage

Moni Sossinou
38.837784
20.547050

Files

Moni Sossinou Monument View.JPG
Moni Sossinou Monument Commemoration Ritual 1.JPG
Moni Sossinou Monument Commemoration Ritual 2.JPG
Moni Sossinou Monument Inscription.JPG
Moni Sossinou Monument LS .JPG
Moni Sossinou Monument.JPG

Citation

unknown (sculptor) ; Moni Sosinou (sponsor), “Moni Sossinou Monument,” Hollins University Library Digital Exhibits, accessed May 29, 2024, https://digitalexhibits.hollins.edu/items/show/28.

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