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The Handriano's Gate in Athens at 1880

Α poem printed on a pamphlet

The popular muse in sports- Way of expression

 “Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.

Stefan Zweig

Ιn the last days of July 1885, Coutalianos was in Athens where he perfoρmed several shows demonstrating hιs power. At that time, many engravings and sketches with his image were being circulated, as well as various brochures on which long poems were dedicated to him. All these forms passed from one hand to another and manifestations of the admiration that people felt for Panayi. We are therefore able to present one of the pamphlets which is preserved in its entirety and kept in the archives of the National Library of Greece

(Above) Light loom-woven bedding depicting the famous wrestler Panagis Coutalianos. Crete, late 19th-early 20th c. (Exhibited in the New museum of Greek folk art, 10th Areos st. Athens)

1885-1889
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