Slaves in their Chains Translator's Afterword End notes on historical background
Constantine Theotokis (1872-1923) came from an aristocratic family that had fled to Corfu after the fall of Constantinople in 1453. After participating in the Cretan insurrection against the Turks (1897), he became a convert to socialism. Conversant with European literature from years sent in Paris and Venice, he produced a number of translations besides his classic short stories and longer narratives.
'This is the last and most ambitious novel by one of modern Greece's leading and most interesting authors. Very few classic Modern Greek novels are available in English, and I am delighted this one is now being published.' - Peter Mackridge, Professor of Modern Greek, University of Oxford