He was born in Athens (1952). With successive scholarships he studied at the Italian School of Athens (1964-1970), the National University of Athens (1970-1974) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris, where he obtained the Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (1976) and was proclaimed Docteur ès Lettres (Histoire Économique et Sociale). Yet, he suffered persecution by the leftist regime established in Greece in 1981, mainly because of his stance, in his capacity as a University Professor, in favour of the Autonomy of Northern Epirus/Southern Albania region modelled upon the form of government of Åland Islands. Thus he was overtly refused the chair of Modern Greek History at the University of Athens, despite the verdict of the (Greek) Supreme Court and the relevant questions in the Greek Parliament. As a result, he remained out of work for several years... Now he studies mainly the Navy of Ancient Greeks.