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Isabella Fyvie Mayo’s “The Girls of Greece”

Isabella Fyvie Mayo’s “The Girls of Greece” 1211 755 REVICTO

Isabella Fyvie Mayo, born in London from Scottish parents, was a widely published poet and author; using the nom de plume “Edward Garrett” she published her stories in serialized form in popular…

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The “Industrious Spiders of Modern Greece”

The “Industrious Spiders of Modern Greece” 2560 1728 REVICTO

An article entitled “From Corinth to the Parthenon”, published in The Cornhill Magazine on 7 December 1886, vividly describes a British tourist’s first impressions of Greece.  Upon arriving at Corinth,…

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Modern Greece in the Victorian Periodical Press, 1821-1897

Modern Greece in the Victorian Periodical Press, 1821-1897 645 917 REVICTO

The REVICTO team is very pleased to present its new digital research tool, a supplement to REVICTO’s Digital Index. “Modern Grece in the Victorian Periodical Press, 1821-1897” is a bibliographical…

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Fraser’s “A Day at Marathon” and the Picturesque “Brigands” (1854)

Fraser’s “A Day at Marathon” and the Picturesque “Brigands” (1854) 1707 1078 REVICTO

The article “A Day at Marathon” was published in Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (April 1854). Fraser’s was a monthly edition devoted to politics, religion, and social conditions, rather…

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William Miller’s “Women’s” chapter in Greek Life in Town and Country (1905)

William Miller’s “Women’s” chapter in Greek Life in Town and Country (1905) 1567 1580 REVICTO

William Miller’s (1864-1945) Greek Life in Town and Country, published in 1905, offers an overview of contemporary life in Greece at the end of the nineteenth century. The focus of…

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Hellenic infants and classic English nursery rhymes in 1900 Athens

Hellenic infants and classic English nursery rhymes in 1900 Athens 554 524 REVICTO

In the first days of March 1900, the “Art and Literature” section of several British newspapers included a short paragraph on a Greek lady who established an infant school in…

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The Hetairia in Andronike, The Heroine of the Greek Revolution (1897) by Stephanos Theodoros Xenos

The Hetairia in Andronike, The Heroine of the Greek Revolution (1897) by Stephanos Theodoros Xenos 640 389 REVICTO

Andronike, The Heroine of the Greek Revolution (1897) was first written in Greek in 1861 by author and journalist Stephanos Theodoros Xenos and was his most popular novel in Greece…

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Politics in a nutshell: “ΠYNCH ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ ΦΙΛΟΙΣΙΝ ΕΛΛΗΣΙΝ”, A pseudo-philhellenic poem in 1869 Punch magazine

Politics in a nutshell: “ΠYNCH ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ ΦΙΛΟΙΣΙΝ ΕΛΛΗΣΙΝ”, A pseudo-philhellenic poem in 1869 Punch magazine 571 881 REVICTO

As American journalist and historian William James Stillman suggested in his book on the 1866 Cretan Insurrection (published in 1874), Greek politics had always relied too much on the sympathy…

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Cretan Amazons Revisited

Cretan Amazons Revisited 595 533 REVICTO

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 fiction-like qualities. This was in…

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On the streets of 1886 Athens

On the streets of 1886 Athens 850 1285 REVICTO

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

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