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

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

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 Byron and his Philhellenic stance.…

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

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

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 University Magazine. The first is…

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“A Greek Hamlet” (1880)

“A Greek Hamlet” (1880) 400 701 REVICTO

“A Greek Hamlet.” Fraser’s magazine 610 (Oct 1880): 511-527 “A Greek Hamlet” fictionalizes and revises the story of Periander, Tyrant of Corinth in the 6th century BC, as found in…

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“Vasilissa” in The New Monthly Magazine, 1867

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

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 a Greek woman who is…

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

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

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 on a ‘brave, wild, ineffectual,…

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“The Recent Earthquakes in Greece: Survivors Camping out at Atalante” (ILN, 2 June 1894)

“The Recent Earthquakes in Greece: Survivors Camping out at Atalante” (ILN, 2 June 1894) 1029 1751 REVICTO

Originally published in 1842, The Illustrated London News (ILN) was the first newspaper to allow the image to get integrated in the news. As a dissemination of news from outside Britain was slow…

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Byron’s The Isles of Greece Revisited in 1897

Byron’s The Isles of Greece Revisited in 1897 1240 1755 REVICTO

The date is March 4, 1897. Henry Labouchère’s widely circulated London society journal the Truth publishes a parody of Byron’s ‘The Isles of Greece’ under the following introduction:  Byron is…

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

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

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 out the ships which Captain…

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