Non-fiction/articles in newspapers

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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Lucy Mary Jane Garnett and Greek Women – Part II

Lucy Mary Jane Garnett and Greek Women – Part II 1811 2560 REVICTO

In 1899, ten years after her essay in The Women’s World on the Christian women of the East, Lucy M.J. Garnett published an article entitled “Greek Matrons and Maids” in…

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Lucy Mary Jane Garnett and Greek Women – Part I

Lucy Mary Jane Garnett and Greek Women – Part I 1260 1859 REVICTO

Lucy Mary Jane Garnett (1849–1934) was a folklorist, ethnographer, and traveller, who travelled extensively in the Balkans and Middle East, recording the customs of the people she visited and publishing…

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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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The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 1

The Cretan Revolt (1896-1898), Part 1 1561 2000 REVICTO

During the second half of the nineteenth century the “Cretan Question” appeared regularly in the Victorian press, particularly in periods of crisis (1866-1869, 1878, and 1896-1898). It is a broad…

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A Week in 1870s Athens

A Week in 1870s Athens 1773 1766 REVICTO

Blackwood’s Magazine dedicated nineteen pages to the description of ‘A Week in Athens’ in its September 1880 issue. The author of the piece was George A. Macmillan, one of the…

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A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897

A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897 2339 1505 REVICTO

“The hospital at the Piraeus is one of the fruits of the English National Fund which the editor of the Daily Chronicle started on behalf of the Greek wounded.” (The…

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“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles

“The Highland mountains in the west, / I tell you are by far the best!”: a 1857 Scottish view of the Byronic Isles 850 686 REVICTO

In 1857, Andrew Park, author of Egypt and the East, Or, Travels On Sea and Land (Glasgow, 1857) saw “the famous Isles of Greece”, the Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser…

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Meteora: “The Monasteries in the Air” in the Victorian periodical press, 1880 and 1888

Meteora: “The Monasteries in the Air” in the Victorian periodical press, 1880 and 1888 2000 1563 REVICTO

Meteora, as a location of singular natural beauty as well as of particular interest to the students of Byzantine art, was included in Murray’s Handbook for Travellers in Greece from…

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