Fiction/Poetry

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

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

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 marks the hour; and answering…

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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), Part II

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

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

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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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Mary Louisa Whately’s “Greek Slave” in Egypt

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

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,” returning to the figure of…

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“A Modern Nausicaa” and Tourism in Corfu

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

“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 a very popular destination for…

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

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

“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 it was e’er its glory…

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“A Greek Hamlet” (1880)

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“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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The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 2 – Our Learned Philhellenes

The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 2 – Our Learned Philhellenes 1271 2000 REVICTO

In Part one of the “Cretan Revolt” blog post, mention was made of a theatrical play by journalist and author Henry Duff Traill. The play entitled “Our Learned Philhellenes” was…

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Love and Pirates in Victorian Ancient Athens

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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 concerns. In such stories involving…

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