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Hermann David Solomon Corrodi, Italian 1844-1905- The Acropolis, Athens; oil on canvas, signed and inscribed 'H. Corrodi. Roma' (lower left), 43.2 x 85.4 cm.

1889. In Athens on the occasion of the Royal engagements

Successive performances of the athlete at the Euterpe Τheater.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

We are in the year 1889. The royal family of Greece is celebrating the engagement of the Crown Prince. The atmosphere is festive. Coutalianos, who is in Constantinople, considers it a good opportunity to go to Athens, so that he can be admired up close by the various officials who are gathered in the capital of Greece.

October 4, 1889
Arrival of Coutalianos in Athens.
October 6, 1889
“The new Hercules and winner of the athletes of Europe”, will perform demonstrations of strength on the stage of the Euterpe Theater.
October 6, 1889
Coutalianos and his nine-year-old son Nino, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 10, 1889
Coutalianos and his nine-year-old son Nino, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 8, 1889
Coutalianos and his nine-year-old son Nino, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 10, 1889
Coutalianos and his nine-year-old son Nino, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 11, 1889
Coutalianos and his nine-year-old son Nino, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 14, 1889
Coutalianos, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 10, 1889
Coutalianos will give his last performance at the Omonia theater.
October 22, 1889
Coutalianos, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 26, 1889
Coutalianos, will perform at the Euterpe theater.
October 28, 1889
Coutalianos, will perform at the Euterpe theater. The performance will benefit the refugees who came from Crete. The athlete expresses his public displeasure because the king of Greece never honored him with a medal.
October 29, 1889
Announcement of Koutalianos’ performance for charity. The athlete wants to support the needy families of Athens.
View of Western Athens in 1889. Acropolis in front. In the background, on top of the hill is the observatory.
Painting by the famous Greek painter Yannis Gaitis (1923-1984). The painter creates his self-portrait, drawing inspiration from the figure of Coutalianos.
Yiannis Gaitis is photographed among his characteristic works of art.
Indicative map of Coutalianos movements during the period 1889-1890
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