Aristotelis Valaoritis, 1867, Athanasis Diakos, Astrapoyiannos, Greek War of Independence, First Edition


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Εκδίδονται υπό Παύλου Λάμπρου

Αθήναι, Τ΄ύποις Χ. Νικολαιδου Φιλαδελφέως, 1867


Aristotelis Valaoritis

Athanasios Diakos


Published by Pavlos Lambrou

Printed in Athens by  Ch. Nikolaos Philadelfeas in 1867


First Edition and First Printing

Octavo, Pages 282

Contemporary half leather binding

This First Edition is very rare

Condition: Please see Photos



Aristotelis Valaoritis (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Βαλαωρίτης; 1824–1879) was a Greek poet, representative of the Heptanese School, and politician. He was also the great-grandfather of Nanos Valaoritis, one of the most distinguished writers of Greece. He was born in Lefkada in 1824 and was of Aromanian descent. His father was a rich merchant from the region of Epirus. Valaoritis completed his school education in Lefkada and Corfu. Afterwards he went to France and Italy to study law. He never worked as a lawyer though, but completely devoted himself to poetry. He spent an important part of his life in the small island of Madouri.

About the book: This work deals with two Greek fighters during the Greek War of Independence  1821 in Greece: Athanasios Diakos and Astrapogiannos.

Athanasios Nikolaos Massavetas (Greek: Αθανάσιος Νικόλαος Μασσαβέτας; 1788 – 1821) also known as Athanasios Diakos (Greek: Αθανάσιος Διάκος) was a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence, considered a venerable national hero in Greece

Yannos “Astrapoyiannos” was an 18th century Greek charioteer, ruler of Dorida in Roumeli. He flourished for many years (1760 – 1782), and was worshiped by the enslaved Greeks as a folk hero, punisher of the Turks, and liberator. Popular tradition wants him generous with the poor and merciless with the powerful. Aristotelis Valaoritis wrote a poem about Astrapogiannos, while in 1970 a film titled O Astrapogiannos was directed by Nikos Tzimas and starring Nikos Kourkoulos.

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