Stavrianos Vistiaris

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Stavrianos Vistiaris (Greek: Σταυριανός Βιστιάρης, 16th-17th century), was a Greek poet born in the village of Maliçan,[1] in modern Sarande District, a region of Albania that Greeks refer to as Northern Epirus.

He became renowned because of his extensive epic poem: Braveries of the noble and valiant voevode Michael (Greek: Ανδραγαθίες του ευσεβεστάτου και ανδρειωτάτου Μιχαήλ Βοεβόδα).[2] The poem was written around 1602 in a medieval Greek dialect; at the time Vistiaris was working at the court of the ruler of Wallachia, Michael the Brave.

The work describes the personality and life of the Wallachian ruler.


  1. ^ Epirus, 4000 years of Greek history and civilization M. V. Sakellariou. Ekdotike Athenon, 1997 ISBN 960-213-371-6, p. 410
  2. ^ Greece and the Balkans: identities, perceptions and cultural encounters since the Enlightenment. Dēmētrēs Tziovas, Dimítris Tzióvas. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2003 ISBN 0-7546-0998-7, p. 69.