Georgios Chortatzis

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Georgios Chortatzis
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Cover of Erofili (1637 edition)
Born c.1550
Crete (then Kingdom of Candia)
Died c.1660
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Nationality Greek
Education Accademia dei Vivi
Known for Literature
Notable work(s) Erofili, Katsourbos, Panoria
Movement Cretan Renaissance, Cretan literature


Georgios Chortatzis (c. 1545–1610)[1] was a Greek dramatist in Cretan verse. He was, along with Vitsentzos Kornaros, one of the main representatives of a school of literature in the vernacular Cretan dialect that flourished in the late 16th and early 17th centuries under Venetian rule.[2] His best-known work is Erofili (or Erophile), a tragedy set in Egypt.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Norman Davies (1996). Europe: A History. Oxford University Press. p. 562. ISBN 0-19-820171-0. 
  2. ^ Robert Browning (1983). Medieval and Modern Greek. Cambridge University Press. pp. 90–91. ISBN 0-521-29978-0.