Miltiadis Malakasis (1869-1943) was born in Missolonghi (Greece). Between 1909 and 1915 he lived in Paris (France), joining the circle of Jean Moréas. He was appointed dean of the Library of the Parliament (1917-1935, 1936-1937) and published ten collections of poems, working also in poetry translation and prose writing. He was awarded the National Letters and Arts Excellence prize in 1923. His work influenced that of subsequent poets.