THANOS KONDYLIS

Biography

I am an author and I was born in Athens (Greece). I studied for seventeen years Archaeology and History in Greece and in Italy. I have a PhD in Medieval History from the University of Athens (2006) and I speak English, French and Italian. I was awarded a number of scholarships for the completion of my studies in both Greece and abroad.
I have published numerous academic articles, I participated in international conferences, and I was awarded twice by the Greek Parliament for my research conducted on Eleftherios Venizelos (1928-1932). I have worked for the National Research Institute as well as the Ministry of Culture.
Over the last few years I have written articles for magazines related to history studies, and I have translated historical works. As a novelist I have written many books (sales over 100.000 copies) in Greek and in English (novels, short stories, etc). Here you will find my complete work. I hope you like it.
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Ο ΘΑΝΟΣ ΚΟΝΔΥΛΗΣ γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα. Σπούδασε αρχαιολογία και μεσαιωνική ιστορία στην Ελλάδα και στην Ιταλία. Έλαβε αρκετές υποτροφίες για την ολοκλήρωση των σπουδών του (Ίδρυμα Κρατικών Υποτροφιών, Erasmus, Lascaris Foundation). Γνωρίζει αγγλικά, γαλλικά και ιταλικά.
Το 2000 έλαβε το μεταπτυχιακό του τίτλο από τη Φιλοσοφική Σχολή της Αθήνας στον τομέα της μεσαιωνικής Ιστορίας, ενώ το 2006 αναγορεύτηκε Διδάκτωρ Ιστορίας από το ίδιο Πανεπιστήμιο. Η διδακτορική του διατριβή έχει τίτλο «Το Ναύπλιο (1389-1540). Μια ευρωπαϊκή πόλη στην ελληνο-βενετική Ανατολή». Επιπλέον έχει επιστημονικά ασχοληθεί με το βενετικό Ναύπλιο και την Αργολίδα γενικότερα για περισσότερο από μια δεκαετία διεξάγοντας έρευνες στα μεσαιωνικά αρχεία της Ελλάδας και της Ιταλίας γενικότερα.
Πέραν τούτων έχει να επιδείξει εκτενές επιστημονικό έργο (πάνω από δεκαπέντε μελέτες και άρθρα) ενώ ειδικά το έργο του για τον Ελευθέριο Βενιζέλο έχει μέχρι σήμερα δυο φορές (1996, 2002) τιμηθεί και από τη Βουλή τον Ελλήνων με ανάλογα βραβεία. Επίσης έχει λάβει μέρος σε αρκετά επιστημονικά συνέδρια, έχει ασχοληθεί με μεταφράσεις αλλά και με τη λογοτεχνία με σχεδόν είκοσι βιβλία κάθε είδους και μορφής. Μάλιστα έχει βραβευτεί σε λογοτεχνικούς διαγωνισμούς ενώ το μυθιστόρημά του υπό τον τίτλο «ΕΚΓΛΗΜΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ» έχει ήδη εκδοθεί και στην Ιταλία (ed. NORD, 2009)

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Books

ΕΠΙΚΙΝΔΥΝΟΣ ΕΡΩΤΑΣ
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 124,250. Language: Greek. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Akis Grifidis spent almost a lifetime serving the Greek Police Department in Athens. In this story he recites an adventure which deals with a great theft that took place inside the Acropolis museum of Athens years ago.
ΕΝΑΣ ΦΟΝΟΣ ΠΟΛΥ ΑΠΛΟΙΚΟΣ
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: Greek. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Police inspector Akis Grifidis arrives on a Greek island for vacations. One night, he hears a strange noise from the room above. Shortly after follows for a moment some loud voices. And then Akis hears knockings on his door...
Memories from Smyrna
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
A certain man in Greece, named George Malides, is from Smyrna (Izmir) of Asia Minor. He is a wealthy constructor and now he goes to an old house to investigate it. He discovers some hidden and forgotten envelops. When he opens them...
STRANGE STORIES
Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a volume of three Short Stories that one can find separately among my other writings. The titles are “MEMORIES FROM SMYRNA ”, “LIFE INSURANCE ”, and “A MINUTE TO GO”.
The Deceptive Gaze of Athina (TO APATILO VLEMMA TIS ATHINAS) - (NOVEL, In Greek)
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 127,470. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Inspector Akis Grifidis spent almost a lifetime serving the Greek Police Department in Athens. Now he decides to write about his interesting action during serving the Greek police department. In this story he recites an adventure which deals with a great theft that took place inside the new Acropolis museum of Athens some years ago.
Renaissance Europe
Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
In this book there are six texts about renaissance Europe. Through these any reader can detect many elements of the renaissance states and study a general history of the 15th ant the 16th centuries.
ESCAPING FROM ZOO
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 122,310. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
This is the story of a boy who lives in Paris around 1870. The twelve years old Orpheus Lavoisier, a musical gifted child who dreams of becoming a great musician, lives with his grandfather at the city’s zoo and helps him to take care of the animals. Until one day a war breaks out!
The Ottoman Turks Against Europe (16th c.)
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This is the story of the Ottoman Turks and their conquests during the 15th and 16th c.
Τhe partition of Italy (15th -16th c.)
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 16th Century
This is a brief history about political partition of Italy (15th -16th c.).
An unknown conspiracy of the Venetian nobility (1537-1540).
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 16th Century
This is the story of an unknown conspiracy of the Venetian nobility that took place in Venice during the third Venetian-Turkish war (1537-1540)
THANOS KONDYLIS, Social life in Greek-Venetian cities and Nauplion, 14th-16th c., (2012 v. 1, IN GREEK)
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
In this text (WRITTEN IN GREEK) we briefly and concisely describe the social and political organization inside the Greek-Venetian cities, and especially in Nauplion (Argolis), during 14th-16th centuries.

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