Petros Orologas (Greek: Πέτρος Ωρολογάς, 1892–1958) was a Greek journalist and newspaper publisher.[1] He was one of the most important personalities of the press in Thessaloniki during the period 1912-2012.[2]


Orologas was born in Korytsa, (present-day southern Albania) (Northern Epirus).[1] In 1920s he is found in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he became active as a journalist in the local press. From 1921 he was director of the newspaper Tαχυδρόμος Bορείου Eλλάδος (Messenger of Northern Greece), a post he retained together with his brother, Alexandros Orologas, until 1927.[2] The specific newspaper was politically oriented against Venizelism.[3][4] He also wrote as a columnist there.[2]

In 1938 Orologas was involved in a literary dispute with the progressive authors and journalists of the magazine "Μακεδονικές Ημέρες" (Macedonian Times), defending a conservative approach in literature.[5] Latter in 1939 he became one of the directors of the local newspaper "Απογευματινή" (Apogevmatini),[6] where he also wrote several articles, especially critics signing under the pen name "Vradynos".[2] He also wrote for several other newspapers published in Thessaloniki: "Μακεδονία" (Macedonia), "Εθνική" (National), "Φως" (Light) and "Νέοι Καιροί" (Modern Times).[2]


Orologas has been characterized as the "most spiritual and courageous form of the journalistic world" of his time in Greece.[7] His work included also critical essays related to the literary issues, while he also influenced contemporary Greek literary thought.[5]


"Ωρολογάς Πέτρος". Σπουδαστήριο Νέου Ελληνισμού: Νέα Ελληνική Λογοτεχνία και Πολιτισμός. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
"Θεσσαλονίκη 1912-2012: Μεγάλα Γεγονότα στον Καθρέπτη του Τύπου" (PDF). Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Ένωσης Σνυτακτών Εφημερίδων Μακεδονίας - Θράκης. ISBN 978-960-99107-2-9. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
Anastasiadis, Georgios. "Μακεδονία: Ιστορία του Τύπου της Θεσσαλονίκης". Kathimerini: 7 hmeres. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
"Εφημερίδες". Δήμος Θεσσαλονίκης (Municipality of Thessaloniki). Retrieved 14 January 2014.
Zacharopoulou, Kleopatra (May 2011). "Μακεδονικές Ημέρες (1932-1939, 1952-1953)" (PDF). University of Patras. pp. 81, 130–132. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
Mertzos, N. I.; Plastiras, K.N. "Εταιρία Μακεδονικών Σπουδών: Χρονικό 1939-2007" (PDF). Εταιρία Μακεδονικών Σπουδών. p. 14. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
Kandylakēs, Manōlēs (2000). Εφημεριδογραφία της Θεσσαλονίκης. University Studio Press/Ekphrasē. p. 267. ISBN 978-960-12-1386-6.

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