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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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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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Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model 445 583 REVICTO

The model in this photograph is Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), the youngest daughter of Eyphrosyne and Michael Spartali, a wealthy merchant who became Greek consul to London. The Spartalis were…

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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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1897 Greece by Underwood & Underwood

1897 Greece by Underwood & Underwood 150 150 REVICTO

Virginia Woolf in Tiryns 1906

Virginia Woolf in Tiryns 1906 2000 972 REVICTO

Virginia Woolf Diary [visit to Greece 1906] Sept. 24, 1906

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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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George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895]

George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895] 2560 1827 REVICTO

Langley roused himself from oppressive abstraction, and put into better words this common sense of mirage due to the air and light of Greece. He spoke deliberately, and as if…

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