Photiades, Dimitris

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Photiades, Dimitris


Born Mar. 25, 1898, in Izmir, Turkey. Greek writer.

Photiades edited the progressive journal Modern Greek Literature from 1936 to 1940 and again from 1945 to 1948. His plays, which are innovative and combative in spirit, include Mania Vetrova (1932), the comedy The World Turned Inside Out (staged 1937), and the antimonarchist satire Theodora (staged 1945). In addition to a number of historical writings, he has written works of fiction that present an authentic picture of a given place—for example, Through the Soviet Union (1954). Photiades has translated works by Plato, Demosthenes, and Aristophanes into modern Greek.


Mochos, la. V. Sovremennaia grecheskaia literatura, 1913–1967. Moscow, 1973.
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