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Athanasios Christopoulos (1772–1847), Greek poet, was born at Kastoria in Macedonia.

He studied at Buda and Padua, and became tutor to the children of Alexander Mourousis, Prince of Wallachia. After the fall of that prince in 1811, Christopoulos was employed by John Caradja, who had been appointed hospodar of Walachia, in drawing up a code of laws for that country.

On the removal of Caradja, Christopoulos retired into private life and devoted himself to literature. He wrote drinking songs and love ditties which are very popular among the Greeks. He is also the author of a tragedy, of Politika Parallela (a comparison of various systems of government), of translations of Homer and Heraclitus, and of some philological works on the connection between ancient and modern Greek.

His Hellenika Archaiologemata (Athens, 1853) contains an account of his life.

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References

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.emia.[5] In Birmingham he was supported by Dame Elizabeth Cadbury.[6] He died in London on 9 March 1944 at Westminster Hospital, and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

In 1947 John Lehmann published Demetrios Capetanakis A Greek Poet In England, which contains sixteen English poems by Capetanakis, three of his translations from Prevelakis and Elytis and eleven of his essays - on the Greeks, Ghika, Rimbaud, Stefan George, Proust, Dostoevsky, Thomas Gray, English poetry, some contemporary writers, Charlotte Bronte and modern Greek poetry. These are accompanied by tributes from Lehmann, Edith Sitwell, P. Canellopoulos and William Plomer and a portrait photograph by H. Wild.

Further reading

Demetrios Capetanakis A Greek Poet In England (London: John Lehmann, 1947)
Z. Lorenzatos, 'Demetrios Capetanakis', in Z. Lorenzatos, The Drama of Quality, tr. L. Sherrard (2000), p.54-74.

Notes

^ In The Isles of Greece and Other Poems (1981) 17 were published.
^ Demetrios Capetanakis Biography, Denise Harvey Publisher
^ Adrian Wright, John Lehmann: A Pagan Adventure (1998), p. 127.
^ Peter F. Alexander, William Plomer (1989), p. 243.
^ Wright, p. 153.
^ Wright, p. 154.

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