Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

Cretan Amazons Revisited 595 533 REVICTO

Cretan Amazons Revisited

In a previous post, we reported on a Penny Illustrated piece titled “Cretan Amazons” about a “‘brave, wild, ineffectual, almost suicidal struggle for independence” with…

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On the streets of 1886 Athens 850 1285 REVICTO

On the streets of 1886 Athens

In no other place in the world may one be subjected to such direction as this: “ You are in Euripides Street; go down till…

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“In the Peiræus. A Reverie” – Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (1864) 1500 1076 REVICTO

“In the Peiræus. A Reverie” – Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (1864)

The tideless sea rocks with no rippling swell The huge ships borne upon its gloomy breast; No sound disturbs the silence save the bell Which…

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Poe’s vision of Zakynthos: Sonnet — To Zante (1837) 640 445 REVICTO

Poe’s vision of Zakynthos: Sonnet — To Zante (1837)

Despite never having visited Greece, the American Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) seems to have been deeply impressed by the literary figure of the British Lord…

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The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847), Part II 800 541 REVICTO

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847), Part II

Part II: “Erotion – A Tale of Ancient Greece” “Erotion – A Tale of Ancient Greece” propels the reader back to the Homeric age and…

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The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847) 849 1200 REVICTO

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847)

Part I: “The Pearl of the Bosphorus – a Tale of the Phanar” In 1847, two Greek-themed short stories were published anonymously in the Dublin…

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Mary Louisa Whately’s “Greek Slave” in Egypt 1024 583 REVICTO

Mary Louisa Whately’s “Greek Slave” in Egypt

In 1870, just after the Cretan Revolt of 1866-1869, Mary Louisa Whately (1824-1889), an English missionary in Egypt, published a story entitled “The Greek Slave,”…

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“A Modern Nausicaa” and Tourism in Corfu 1442 1800 REVICTO

“A Modern Nausicaa” and Tourism in Corfu

“A Modern Nausicaa.” All the Year Round 4:87 (Aug 30, 1890): 210-216 At the dawn of mass tourism in the late Victorian period, Corfu was…

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“A Legend of Corinth” by Elizabeth Youatt (1843) 1280 1514 REVICTO

“A Legend of Corinth” by Elizabeth Youatt (1843)

“A Legend of Corinth.” New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, 68:272 (1843): 440-448.   “Once again turn we back with lingering fondness to Corinth—tradition-haunted Corinth! As…

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Representations of Modern Greece
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