Georgios Chortatzis

Georgios Chortatzis or Chortatsis (Greek: Γεώργιος Χορτάτζης/Χορτάτσης; c. 1545 – c. 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]

Georgios Chortatzis
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Cover of Erofili (1637 edition)
Bornc. 1550
Diedc. 1660
NationalityGreek
Known forLiterature
Notable work
Erofili, Katsourbos, Panoria
MovementCretan Renaissance, Cretan literature

ReferencesEdit

  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.