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Isabella Fyvie Mayo’s “The Girls of Greece” 1211 755 REVICTO

Isabella Fyvie Mayo’s “The Girls of Greece”

Isabella Fyvie Mayo, born in London from Scottish parents, was a widely published poet and author; using the nom de plume “Edward Garrett” she published her stories in serialized form in popular periodicals, such as The Sunday Magazine, Good…

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The “Industrious Spiders of Modern Greece” 2560 1728 REVICTO

The “Industrious Spiders of Modern Greece”

An article entitled “From Corinth to the Parthenon”, published in The Cornhill Magazine on 7 December 1886, vividly describes a British tourist’s first impressions of Greece.  Upon arriving at Corinth, rather than encountering a romantic…

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Modern Greece in the Victorian Periodical Press, 1821-1897 645 917 REVICTO

Modern Greece in the Victorian Periodical Press, 1821-1897

The REVICTO team is very pleased to present its new digital research tool, a supplement to REVICTO’s Digital Index. “Modern Grece in the Victorian Periodical Press, 1821-1897” is a bibliographical aid to researchers of nineteenth-century…

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Fraser’s “A Day at Marathon” and the Picturesque “Brigands” (1854) 1707 1078 REVICTO

Fraser’s “A Day at Marathon” and the Picturesque “Brigands” (1854)

The article “A Day at Marathon” was published in Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (April 1854). Fraser’s was a monthly edition devoted to politics, religion, and social conditions, rather than a literary magazine in…

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William Miller’s “Women’s” chapter in Greek Life in Town and Country (1905) 1567 1580 REVICTO

William Miller’s “Women’s” chapter in Greek Life in Town and Country (1905)

William Miller’s (1864-1945) Greek Life in Town and Country, published in 1905, offers an overview of contemporary life in Greece at the end of the nineteenth century. The focus of the book ranges from “National…

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Hellenic infants and classic English nursery rhymes in 1900 Athens 554 524 REVICTO

Hellenic infants and classic English nursery rhymes in 1900 Athens

In the first days of March 1900, the “Art and Literature” section of several British newspapers included a short paragraph on a Greek lady who established an infant school in Athens and used her knowledge…

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The Hetairia in Andronike, The Heroine of the Greek Revolution (1897) by Stephanos Theodoros Xenos 640 389 REVICTO

The Hetairia in Andronike, The Heroine of the Greek Revolution (1897) by Stephanos Theodoros Xenos

Andronike, The Heroine of the Greek Revolution (1897) was first written in Greek in 1861 by author and journalist Stephanos Theodoros Xenos and was his most popular novel in Greece (Kafkalidis 2). Xenos (1821-1894) was…

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Politics in a nutshell: “ΠYNCH ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ ΦΙΛΟΙΣΙΝ ΕΛΛΗΣΙΝ”, A pseudo-philhellenic poem in 1869 Punch magazine 571 881 REVICTO

Politics in a nutshell: “ΠYNCH ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ ΦΙΛΟΙΣΙΝ ΕΛΛΗΣΙΝ”, A pseudo-philhellenic poem in 1869 Punch magazine

As American journalist and historian William James Stillman suggested in his book on the 1866 Cretan Insurrection (published in 1874), Greek politics had always relied too much on the sympathy of Christendom and classical scholars…

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Cretan Amazons Revisited 595 533 REVICTO

Cretan Amazons Revisited

In a previous post, we reported on a Penny Illustrated piece titled “Cretan Amazons” about a “‘brave, wild, ineffectual, almost suicidal struggle for independence” with fiction-like qualities. This was in early January 1869 as the…

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On the streets of 1886 Athens 850 1285 REVICTO

On the streets of 1886 Athens

In no other place in the world may one be subjected to such direction as this: “ You are in Euripides Street; go down till you come to Praxiteles Street. At the end of that…

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“In the Peiræus. A Reverie” – Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (1864) 1500 1076 REVICTO

“In the Peiræus. A Reverie” – Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (1864)

The tideless sea rocks with no rippling swell The huge ships borne upon its gloomy breast; No sound disturbs the silence save the bell Which marks the hour; and answering to the rest, The sentry’s…

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Poe’s vision of Zakynthos: Sonnet — To Zante (1837) 640 445 REVICTO

Poe’s vision of Zakynthos: Sonnet — To Zante (1837)

Despite never having visited Greece, the American Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) seems to have been deeply impressed by the literary figure of the British Lord Byron and his Philhellenic stance. In fact, Poe’s sympathy for…

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