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Corais, or Coray, Adamantios (1748-1833), a Greek scholar born at Smyrna. His grandfather promised his library to that one of his grandsons who should make the most progress in the study of ancient Greek, and this turned the youth's attention to the subject. Following at first his father's steps as a merchant, he finally abandoned this calling for literature, and settled in Paris. He translated Greek authors, and did much to advance Greek studies and the cause of Greek freedom. He produced a work on Modern Greek Literature, and many papers on kindred subjects, also an Autobiography.