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Emmanuel Rhoides (1836-1904)

21.12.2017 in Arts & Culture

Emmanuel Rhoides (1836-1904)     Athens, Greece has been selected as World Book Capital 2018 by UNESCO. In celebration of this designation, we’re sharing some of our favorite authors and books.   Greek Letters would be definitely poorer without the contribution of Emmanuel Rhoides, an author whose works were a milestone for 19th c. literature. Rhoides was born in 1836 on the island of Syros to a rich merchant family. He spent most of his youth abroad – in Germany, Romania and Italy – studying history, literature, and philosophy. Rhoides spoke several European languages as well as ancient Greek and…