Georgios Chortatzis

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Georgios Chortatzis
Erwfili exwfyllo.jpg
Cover of Erofili (1637 edition)
Born c.1550
Crete (then Kingdom of Candia)
Died c.1660
Nationality Greek
Education Accademia dei Vivi
Known for Literature
Notable work 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]


  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.