Non-fiction/articles in newspapers

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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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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Ancient Corinth, [between 1898 and 1946]

The Corinth of William Fullerton Cumming, 1839

The Corinth of William Fullerton Cumming, 1839 577 480 REVICTO

Notes of a wanderer, in search of health through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey up the Danube, and down the Rhine (1839)   A post by Achillia Nefeli Daskalopoulou Auer*   Travelers’…

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A Romance of a Greek Statue (1885)

A Romance of a Greek Statue (1885) 1500 1111 REVICTO

Theodore Bent, the archaeologist and explorer who wrote The Cyclades; or, Life among the Insular Greeks in 1885, published, in that same year, an article whose narrative is set on…

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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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Annie Brassey at Cephalonia (1878)

Annie Brassey at Cephalonia (1878) 576 480 REVICTO

Lady Anna (Annie) Brassey (1839-1887) was an English travel writer married to the liberal politician and Civil Lord of the Admiralty, Thomas Brassey. The Brasseys sailed the Mediterranean in 1874…

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Edith Wharton’s Corfiote Carnival

Edith Wharton’s Corfiote Carnival 640 432 REVICTO

Edith Wharton’s (1862-1937) The Cruise of the Vanadis is the account of the author’s 1888 Mediterranean cruise from Africa to Italy aboard the private yacht, The Vanadis. The manuscript was…

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