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Kydonia/Ayvalik Academy (1803-1821): Education for the new Miletus (2020) describes the school and its functions in the beginning of the 19th century. 

The book is a detailed study of those who managed the Academy, notably Benjamin of Lesbos and Theophilos Kairis, all those who contributed to make this place a center for the Greek enlightenment before the Revolution and the methods and purposes of its education.

The Academy received support from Ambroise Firmin-Didot (from the famous French typographer family), Adamantios Korais (the mentor of Greek uprising) and many testimonies of its importance are gathered in the book.

It hosted important characters of the upcoming Greek nation: the first Greek intellectual woman Evanthia Kairis, the first typographer of free Greece Konstantinos Tombras and formed the future teachers, statesmen and religious figures of the independent State.

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