13 Facts About Angelos Sikelianos


Angelos Sikelianos was a Greek lyric poet and playwright.


Angelos Sikelianos's themes include Greek history, religious symbolism as well as universal harmony in poems such as The Moonstruck, Prologue to Life, Mother of God, and Delphic Utterance.


Angelos Sikelianos's plays include Sibylla, Daedalus in Crete, Christ in Rome, The Death of Digenis, The Dithyramb of the Rose and Asklepius.


Angelos Sikelianos was born in Lefkada where he spent his childhood.


Angelos Sikelianos befriended fellow writer Nikos Kazantzakis, and in 1914 they spent forty days on Mount Athos, visiting most of the monasteries there and living the life of ascetics.


Angelos Sikelianos was a man of the world, full of optimism, and with a steadfast faith in his abilities as a writer.


In May 1927, in collaboration with his wife, Eva Palmer-Angelos Sikelianos, Angelos Sikelianos held the Delphic Festival as part of his general effort towards a revival of the "Delphic Idea".


Angelos Sikelianos believed that the principles which had shaped classical civilization if reexamined, could offer spiritual independence and serve as a means of communication among people.


Later, Eva Palmer-Angelos Sikelianos left for the United States, and Angelos Sikelianos married Anna Karamani.


Angelos Sikelianos died accidentally on 19 June 1951 in Athens from inadvertently drinking Lysol after having requested Nujol.


Angelos Sikelianos was buried in the First Cemetery of Athens.


Angelos Sikelianos is the great-grandfater of the poet Eleni Sikelianos.


Angelos Sikelianos published his poetic work in three volumes in 1946 and 1947.