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A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897 2339 1505 REVICTO

A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897

“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 Sketch, 16 June 1897). 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 850 686 REVICTO

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

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 notes (“Literature”, December 19, 1857),…

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Love and Pirates in Victorian Ancient Athens 581 465 REVICTO

Love and Pirates in Victorian Ancient Athens

Throughout the nineteenth century popular narratives in periodicals adapted ancient Greek myths and history or created new enjoyable stories which allegorically reflected on Victorian socio-political concerns. In such stories involving invented characters and situations, ancient…

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“Vasilissa” in The New Monthly Magazine, 1867 1531 2000 REVICTO

“Vasilissa” in The New Monthly Magazine, 1867

In 1867, a story entitled “Vasilissa”, which was published in The New Monthly Magazine, revisited the Greek War of Independence, centring on the figure of a Greek woman who is victimized not only by the…

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

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

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 its first edition in 1840…

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Cretan Amazons: A dress destined to affect the Parisian and English fashions (The Penny Illustrated, Jan. 1869) 907 933 REVICTO

Cretan Amazons: A dress destined to affect the Parisian and English fashions (The Penny Illustrated, Jan. 1869)

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, almost suicidal struggle for independence’…

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“The Recent Earthquakes in Greece: Survivors Camping out at Atalante” (ILN, 2 June 1894) 1029 1751 REVICTO

“The Recent Earthquakes in Greece: Survivors Camping out at Atalante” (ILN, 2 June 1894)

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 and special correspondents were sent…

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Ancient Corinth, [between 1898 and 1946]
The Corinth of William Fullerton Cumming, 1839 577 480 REVICTO

The Corinth of William Fullerton Cumming, 1839

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’ accounts were one of the…

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

A Romance of a Greek Statue (1885)

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 the Greek island of Sikinos…

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Byron’s The Isles of Greece Revisited in 1897 1240 1755 REVICTO

Byron’s The Isles of Greece Revisited in 1897

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 very much in the air…

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Annie Brassey at Cephalonia (1878) 576 480 REVICTO

Annie Brassey at Cephalonia (1878)

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 and 1878 on board the…

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Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago 943 1500 REVICTO

Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago

In chapter 8 of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion (1818), the Miss Mussgroves are poring over “their own Navy List[…] with the professed view of finding out the ships which Captain Wentworth had commanded” (1248), among…

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