Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897 2339 1505 REVICTO

A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897

“The hospital at the Piraeus is one of the fruits of the English National Fund which the editor of the Daily Chronicle started on behalf…

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“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles 850 686 REVICTO

“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles

In 1857, Andrew Park, author of Egypt and the East, Or, Travels On Sea and Land (Glasgow, 1857) saw “the famous Isles of Greece”, the…

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REVICTO International Conference “Greece in Victorian Popular Culture” – Press Release 932 1369 REVICTO

REVICTO International Conference “Greece in Victorian Popular Culture” – Press Release

The REVICTO research program of the NKUA (“Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture”, H.F.R.I. funded) is organizing the international conference “Greece in Victorian…

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Love and Pirates in Victorian Ancient Athens 581 465 REVICTO

Love and Pirates in Victorian Ancient Athens

Throughout the nineteenth century popular narratives in periodicals adapted ancient Greek myths and history or created new enjoyable stories which allegorically reflected on Victorian socio-political…

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“Vasilissa” in The New Monthly Magazine, 1867 1531 2000 REVICTO

“Vasilissa” in The New Monthly Magazine, 1867

In 1867, a story entitled “Vasilissa”, which was published in The New Monthly Magazine, revisited the Greek War of Independence, centring on the figure of…

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Meteora: “The Monasteries in the Air” in the Victorian periodical press, 1880 and 1888 2000 1563 REVICTO

Meteora: “The Monasteries in the Air” in the Victorian periodical press, 1880 and 1888

Meteora, as a location of singular natural beauty as well as of particular interest to the students of Byzantine art, was included in Murray’s Handbook…

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Cretan Amazons: A dress destined to affect the Parisian and English fashions (The Penny Illustrated, Jan. 1869) 907 933 REVICTO

Cretan Amazons: A dress destined to affect the Parisian and English fashions (The Penny Illustrated, Jan. 1869)

The date is January 9, 1869, the 1866 Cretan Revolt is near its end and The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times publishes a short article…

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