Polys Modinos (1899-1988) was an Alexandrian of Cypriot origin. He was educated in Paris (France), a diplomat, a scholar and the first Rector of the University of Cyprus. In his youth he practised Law in Alexandria (Egypt), while later (in the 1970s) he served as ambassador of Cyprus to France, Spain and to the Holy See. He published the collection of poems entitled Rythmikes zoes (Grammata, 1927). In 1918 he gave a lecture in Alexandria, together with Alekos Singopoulo, on Cavafy’s poetic work, the text of which was published the same year.