Kolokotrones the Klepht and the Warrior: Sixty Years of Peril and Daring, an Autobiography (Classic Reprint)

Kolokotrones the Klepht and the Warrior: Sixty Years of Peril and Daring, an Autobiography (Classic Reprint)

by Theodoros Kolokotrones
     
 

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The Greek text of the autobiography of which a talented and muse-inspired lady has given, in the following pages, an abridged English version, may be considered as one of the most noteworthy contributions to modern Greek literature. It is remarkable as a

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Excerpt from Kolokotrones the Klepht and the Warrior: Sixty Years of Peril and Daring, an Autobiography

The Greek text of the autobiography of which a talented and muse-inspired lady has given, in the following pages, an abridged English version, may be considered as one of the most noteworthy contributions to modern Greek literature. It is remarkable as a specimen of the terse and graphic idiom which prevails with the illiterate portion of the Greek people; it is valuable as an historical document; and it is characteristic both of the hero and of his amanuensis, who wrote it under his dictation.

Kolokotronês gives, in his own narrative, a pretty faithful picture of himself; and to that picture some additional touches will be attempted later on. But a few words may here be prefixed with regard to George Tertzetis, who actually wrote and published these memoirs.

Tertzetis was a native of Zante, a man of much talent, of considerable culture, and gifted with a peculiar grace and sweetness of diction.

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ISBN-13:
9781330746356
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/05/2015
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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