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TypeWeekly newspaper
Founder(s)Emmanouil Roïdis, Themos Anninos
Founded17 January [O.S. 5 January] 1875
Political alignmentSatirical
Ceased publication25 August [O.S. 6 September] 1885
HeadquartersAthens, Greece

Asmodaios (Greek: Ασμοδαίος) was a 19th-century Greek satirical newspaper published weekly in Athens.


Asmodaios was founded in 1875 by the satirical writer Emmanouil Roïdis and the journalist and cartoonist Themos Anninos, and was published weekly until 1885 with only a small break in 1876.

The masthead featured a cartoon of the demon Asmodeus, playfully drawn as a combination of Cupid and satyr.


The paper was known for satire of a gentle, humorous sort without personal rancour, and Anninos' cartoons were widely recognised for their artistic quality. Contributors included Georgios Souris [el] and Anninos' brother Babis Anninos.[1]: 29  [2]


  1. ^ Merry, Bruce (2004). Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature. Westport, CT, US: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0313308136.
  2. ^ Mackridge, Peter (2009). Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766–1976. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-921442-6.