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Author and playwright Pavlos Matesis dies

Pavlos Matessis

Widely read Greek author and playwright Pavlos Matesis died on Sunday, aged 80. Matesis was born in Divri, Eleia prefecture, but lived in several towns before ending up in Athens as a bank employee. He gave up this career to devote himself to writing and also worked at the theatre, as teacher at the Stavrakos school and assistant director at the National Theatre. He wrote for the stage and for television, and his novels and translations, from ancient Greek to European authors, also enjoyed popularity.