Non-fiction/articles in newspapers

J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News

J. Gennadius on Spyridon Loues and the 1896 Olympic Games in The Illustrated London News 1240 869 REVICTO

In April 1896, the Illustrated London News published a text by Joannes Gennadius on the recently completed Olympic Games held in Athens praising Greece for scoring a triumph. The text…

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Richard Cobden, the Eastern Question, Punch and the Modern Olympians (1836, 1854, 1859)

Richard Cobden, the Eastern Question, Punch and the Modern Olympians (1836, 1854, 1859) 611 816 REVICTO

Richard Cobden, the British politician known for his defense of free trade as the main tenet of foreign policy, published in 1836 the volume Russia and the Eastern Question in which…

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Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875)

Crete as Britain’s “highway to the East” in The Daily News (22 November 1875) 1071 574 REVICTO

In November 1875, the Liberal London newspaper The Daily News (22 November 1875, p. 4) responded to the building Eastern crisis by suggesting that Britain’s Eastern Question should not be a…

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Frederick William Faber in 1841 Greece

Frederick William Faber in 1841 Greece 1157 804 REVICTO

“A western amid the bewildering glories of pagan Greece and the novelties of the oriental ritual.” Faber, Frederick William. Sights and Thoughts in Foreign Churches and Among Foreign Peoples. London:…

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Modern Greece in Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia (1871, 1887)

Modern Greece in Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia (1871, 1887) 1344 994 REVICTO

Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia, a two-volume work of 2500 pages in quarto size, was published in Philadelphia (USA) in 1871 and again in 1887 in a slightly revised form. The subtitle…

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‘The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions’: Williams George Clark in Peloponnesus and from Athos to Salonica (1858, 1863)

‘The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions’: Williams George Clark in Peloponnesus and from Athos to Salonica (1858, 1863) 150 150 REVICTO

“The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions; and a knowledge of any country derived from actual inspection, gives an unsuspected significance and a new interest to the study…

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William Makepeace Thackeray and the Palace in Athens

William Makepeace Thackeray and the Palace in Athens 640 334 REVICTO

The fifth chapter of William Thackeray’s travelogue Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo by Way of Lisbon, Athens, Constantinople, and Jerusalem (1846) offers an account of modern…

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Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece 1446 925 REVICTO

The Modern Argonauts You have heard the ancient story, How the gallant sons of Greece, Long ago, with Jason ventured For the fated Golden Fleece; How they traversed distant regions,…

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Review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824)

Review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824) 781 591 REVICTO

The introduction to a review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824), published in Edinburgh Magazine in June 1824 sees the Greek Revolution as a means by which Greece will…

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The third Zappeian Olympiad in Macmillan’s Magazine in 1875

The third Zappeian Olympiad in Macmillan’s Magazine in 1875 2000 1542 REVICTO

“And all the world of Athens collected on a Sunday afternoon at five o’clock, θαυμάζοντες και θαυμαζόμενοι, as the daily papers said.” In an article which appeared in Macmillan’s Magazine…

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