Angelos Sikelianos was born on the island of Leucas (Lefkada, Greece) in 1884. He settled in Athens in 1900 and started publishing his poems two years later. In 1907 he married Eva Palmer, with whose support and full-hearted participation he organised the Delphic Festivals (1927, 1930). Sikelianos was also a prose writer and a composer of tragedies. He died in Athens in 1951.