Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago 943 1500 REVICTO

Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago

In chapter 8 of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion (1818), the Miss Mussgroves are poring over “their own Navy List[…] with the professed view of finding…

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Edith Wharton’s Corfiote Carnival 640 432 REVICTO

Edith Wharton’s Corfiote Carnival

Edith Wharton’s (1862-1937) The Cruise of the Vanadis is the account of the author’s 1888 Mediterranean cruise from Africa to Italy aboard the private yacht,…

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Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy” 826 800 REVICTO

Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy”

Daughter of Spyridon Tricoupis, the first Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic in 1833, and sister of the multiply appointed Prime Minister Harilaos Tricoupis (1875-1894),…

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J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News 1240 869 REVICTO

J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News

In April 1896, the Illustrated London News published a text by Joannes Gennadius on the recently completed Olympic Games held in Athens praising Greece for…

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Richard Cobden, the Eastern Question, Punch and the Modern Olympians (1836, 1854, 1859) 611 816 REVICTO

Richard Cobden, the Eastern Question, Punch and the Modern Olympians (1836, 1854, 1859)

Richard Cobden, the British politician known for his defense of free trade as the main tenet of foreign policy, published in 1836 the volume Russia…

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Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875) 1071 574 REVICTO

Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875)

In November 1875, the Liberal London newspaper The Daily News (22 November 1875, p. 4) responded to the building Eastern crisis by suggesting that Britain’s Eastern…

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Frederick William Faber in 1841 Greece 1157 804 REVICTO

Frederick William Faber in 1841 Greece

“A western amid the bewildering glories of pagan Greece and the novelties of the oriental ritual.” Faber, Frederick William. Sights and Thoughts in Foreign Churches…

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REVICTO in the International Symposium Literary Hotels, Athens, 9-11 September 2021 2000 1441 REVICTO

REVICTO in the International Symposium Literary Hotels, Athens, 9-11 September 2021

We are very pleased to announce that Mathilde Pyrli, a team member of the REVICTO project, will be presenting a paper at the International Symposium:…

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Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856 2000 1269 REVICTO

Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856

Herman Melville first arrived at the island of Syra (Syros) on board the steamship Egyptian on Tuesday, December 2, 1856. He saw the place a…

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