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Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856 2000 1269 REVICTO

Herman Melville’s 1891 Reminiscence of Syros in 1856

Herman Melville first arrived at the island of Syra (Syros) on board the steamship Egyptian on Tuesday, December 2, 1856. He saw the place a second time, again in December, and a third time, returning…

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Modern Greece in Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia (1871, 1887) 1344 994 REVICTO

Modern Greece in Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia (1871, 1887)

Zell’s Popular Encyclopedia, a two-volume work of 2500 pages in quarto size, was published in Philadelphia (USA) in 1871 and again in 1887 in a slightly revised form. The subtitle of the 1871 edition describes…

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‘The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions’: Williams George Clark in Peloponnesus and from Athos to Salonica (1858, 1863) 150 150 REVICTO

‘The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions’: Williams George Clark in Peloponnesus and from Athos to Salonica (1858, 1863)

“The only interesting geography is geography of three dimensions; and a knowledge of any country derived from actual inspection, gives an unsuspected significance and a new interest to the study of its history and its…

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William Makepeace Thackeray and the Palace in Athens 640 334 REVICTO

William Makepeace Thackeray and the Palace in Athens

The fifth chapter of William Thackeray’s travelogue Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo by Way of Lisbon, Athens, Constantinople, and Jerusalem (1846) offers an account of modern Athens that is decidedly disassociated…

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Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece 1446 925 REVICTO

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine: Modern Argonauts in 1850s Greece

The Modern Argonauts You have heard the ancient story, How the gallant sons of Greece, Long ago, with Jason ventured For the fated Golden Fleece; How they traversed distant regions, How they trod on hostile…

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Review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824) 781 591 REVICTO

Review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824)

The introduction to a review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824), published in Edinburgh Magazine in June 1824 sees the Greek Revolution as a means by which Greece will recapture its ancient glory. “It is…

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The third Zappeian Olympiad in Macmillan’s Magazine in 1875 2000 1542 REVICTO

The third Zappeian Olympiad in Macmillan’s Magazine in 1875

“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 in 1875, classicist John Pentland…

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A heroic Greek woman in ‘The seamen of the Cyclades’, 1849 800 639 REVICTO

A heroic Greek woman in ‘The seamen of the Cyclades’, 1849

“The Seamen of the Cyclades” features a heroic Greek woman of the Greek Revolution, who, after her Hydriote husband is blinded by a traitor, takes his place in battle, commanding three vessels, three captains, and…

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Anon. (1838), “The heroine of Suli” 1287 979 REVICTO

Anon. (1838), “The heroine of Suli”

“The Heroine of Suli” (1838) is narrated by an English traveller to Greece during the Revolution, a self-proclaimed “dreamer” (206), who after being shipwrecked and saved by Suliots becomes fascinated, even obsessed, with the heroine…

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

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

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 glass and iron construction that…

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Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model 1024 584 REVICTO

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

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 cosmopolitan and their children, Marie,…

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Alexander Ionides, an established businessman and art patron in early 1840s England 1440 820 REVICTO

Alexander Ionides, an established businessman and art patron in early 1840s England

Alexander Ionides a member of an Anglo-Greek family came to England in the 1820s to work in his father’s textile business. In 1833, he established his own textile trading company Ionides & Co. Ionides commissioned…

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