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Demetrios Bernardakis (1834–1907)

Bernardakis, Demetrios (ber-när-däk’is”). A Greek poet, dramatist, and scholar; born at Santa Marina, Lesbos, Dec. 2, 1834; died in 1907. After a course of study at Athens and in German universities, he was (with one considerable intermission) professor of history and philology in the University of Athens from 1861 to 1882, when he went back to Lesbos. He is author of a spirited Pindaric ode for a jubilee occasion, of several dramas, and of a satire, ‘The Battle of Cranes and Mice’; he also wrote a ‘Universal History’; a ‘Church History’; and a spirited tractate, ‘Confutation of a False Atticism,’ directed against the would-be Attic purists.