Non-fiction/articles in newspapers

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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Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy”

Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy” 826 800 REVICTO

Daughter of Spyridon Tricoupis, the first Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic in 1833, and sister of the multiply appointed Prime Minister Harilaos Tricoupis (1875-1894), Sophia Tricoupis was born in…

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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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