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1884. Some performances in Piraeus

On the colophone of glory

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

Albert Einstein

In the publications that follow, we discover the traces of the great Greek wrestler somewhere in Athens and Piraeus. He is already in his prime and the Greeks have almost deified him.

View of the port of Piraeus in 1865. The Acropolis and the hill of Lycabettus can be seen in the background.
May 22, 1884. “Yesterday Coutalianos gave a performance at the Olympia Theater in Athens. The theater was suffocatingly full of people.”
June 27, 1884. Koutalianos will give his performance in Piraeus. He will then tour Patras as well as other parts of Greece to give everyone the chance to admire him.
July 7, 1884
Coutalianos is preparing to give his performance in the winter theater of Piraeus.
Coutalianos lying next to his gym equipment.

As a postscript, a few words about the theaters of Pireaus: The first winter theater in Piraeus operated in 1883 in the mandra of Retsina when the “Theatron Piraeus” abandoned it. A theater was built on the site, which operated under the name “Winter Theater of Piraeus”. In these two mandras of Retsina and Vrachnos, the two theaters operated next to each other, often creating friction and minor incidents between them.

Work of the painter Yannis Gaitis (1923-1984) entitled “Coutalianos”. Construction of painted wood 60 53




Indicative map of Coutalianos movements during the period 1884
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