Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

A Greek instrument that is similar to a mandolin, but bigger and tuned lower.
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Bouzouki Term Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the term Bouzouki appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 70. Excavation
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...how many beautiful foreign women have kissed him. When Iannis is ten, Pelagia hires a bouzouki player named Spiridon. He plays with such spirit that even the stony-faced Germans dance. Both... (full context)
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...love Spiridon, so one day he asks if Spiridon will teach him to play the bouzouki. Spiridon suggests that Iannis learn the mandolin, as Iannis isn't big enough to play the... (full context)