Amalia Pitaridi was C. P. Cavafy’s first cousin. Her mother, Maria Cavafy, was a sister of the poet’s father and was married to Emmanouil Pitaridis. Amalia married D. Pappos in 1884 and had a son with him. It seems that she and her sister Thaleia lived in Athens (Greece) after a certain period; they were visited there by Cavafy in 1901. Before that, they had lived in Egypt.