Non-fiction/articles in newspapers

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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The Great Exhibition of 1851: An Illustrated Tour of the Crystal Palace

The Great Exhibition of 1851: An Illustrated Tour of the Crystal Palace 1280 720 REVICTO

Historian Dr David De Haan takes you on an illustrated tour of the Crystal Palace during the Great exhibition of 1851. The tour begins at the main entrance of the…

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Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838

Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838 800 466 REVICTO

Anonymous. “Sketches of Modern Greece”. A series of three articles, attributed to James Henry Skene, which attempt to provide the general reader with a broad view of the political, cultural,…

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Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron, and A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece.

Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron, and A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece. 800 594 REVICTO

James Browne Hamilton. “Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron” and “A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece. (Part I.)” In this…

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The Great Exhibition of 1851 in The (London Evening) Standard

The Great Exhibition of 1851 in The (London Evening) Standard 2500 1875 REVICTO

The lengthy and detailed passage begins by alluding to the excellence and civilization of ancient Greece and goes on to make specific reference to the intricacy and richness of the…

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Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851

Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851 150 150 REVICTO

The following passage, published shortly after the opening of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, very briefly comments on one of the exhibits of the Greek pavilion linking it…

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Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star.

Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star. 640 473 REVICTO

Excerpt from George Webb Dasent’s highly autobiographical novel, Annals of an Eventful Life (1870). The author explicitly declares the island of Zakynthos as the land of murderers and currants.  The…

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Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854)

Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854) 1600 1200 REVICTO

The Greek Court is approached by a façade having three Grecian doorways of the Grecian Doric Order. The visitor is or may be arrested at the principal entrance by what…

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Kalamata in 1905

Kalamata in 1905 2000 1252 REVICTO

Kalamata is one of the pleasantest towns of the Peloponnesos. Situated in the rich Messenian plain, among orange groves which recall the golden fruit of the Hesperides, and banana plantations…

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the new Athens 1914

the new Athens 1914 800 593 REVICTO

Mr. Thomas H. Mawson, the landscape architect, who has just returned from Athens, after a further interview with the King and Queen of the Hellenes, the Prime Minister (M. Venizelos),…

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