Poetry Of Kostis Palamas


Halasmata (Ruins)
Mia Pikra (Grief)
On The Trip You Are Taken
Rose Fragrance
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Kostis Palamas

Palamas (1859-1943) is one of the best known and loved Greek poets of the 20th century. Born in Patras, he received his primary and secondary educations in Mesologhi. In the early 1880s, he worked as a journalist and literary critic. He published his first collection of verses, "The Songs of My Fatherland," in 1886. After the publication of his second collection of poems, "Iambs and Anapaests" in 1897, he was named secretary general of the University of Athens, a position he held until 1926, his year of retirement. He died during the German occupation of Greece in 1943.