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Athanasios Christopoulos (Greek: Ἀθανάσιος Χριστόπουλος; May 1772 – 19 January 1847) was a Greek poet.


Christopoulos 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.[1]

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.[1]

His Hellenika Archaiologemata (Athens, 1853) contains an account of his life.[1] Thomas K. Papathomas (1872-1936), a poet from Kastoria himself, published Christopoulos's "Complete Works" ("Χριστοποὐλου Ἀπαντα" in Greek) in 1931-1932 in Thessaloniki (Spyros Syros Press).

He died at Bucharest.


ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΥ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΠΟΛΟΥ ΛΥΡΙΚΑ ΕΡΩΤΙΚΑ ΚΑΙ ΒΑΚΧΙΚΑ. Β' Ἔχδοσις τοῦ Ἐθνικοῦ Ἡμερολογίου. Paris, 1864 (google)
Collection de monuments pour servir a l'étude de la lengue néo-hellénique. N° 11. Le premier chant de l'Iliade traduit en vers grecs vulgaires par Ath. Khristopoulos. – IΛIΑΔΟΣ ΡΑΨΩΔΙΑ Α. Μεταφρασθεῖσα εἰς δημοτικοὺς στίχους ὙΠΟ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΥ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΕΚΔΙΔΟΝΤΟΣ ΑΙΜΥΛΙΟΥ ΛΕΓΡΑΝΔΙΟΥ. Paris, 1870 (google)
Poésies lyriques de l'Anacréon moderne, Athanase Christopoulos, publiées et corrigées par G. Théocharopoulos, de patras. Avec la traduction française en regard. Strasbourg (google)

See also

List of Macedonians (Greek)


One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Christopoulos, Athanasios". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 295.

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Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: Αθανάσιος Χριστόπουλος (the texts there are in incorrect spelling)
Works by Athanasios Christopoulos at Project Gutenberg (only has Ιλιάδος Ραψωδία Α: Μεταφρασθείσα εις δημοτικούς στίχους in incorrect spelling)


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