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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 445 583 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 1048 730 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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Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838 800 466 REVICTO

Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838

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, and financial state of modern…

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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. 800 594 REVICTO

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

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 series of two articles, James…

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

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

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 Greek costume displayed in the…

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

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

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 to the glory of ancient…

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Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece 150 150 REVICTO

Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece

The author of the popular Lives of the Queens of England (12 vols, 1840-48) narrates a tragic tale of abduction and apostacy set in the Greek War of Independence. When Helen’s son Alexander is seized…

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Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn. 180 313 REVICTO

Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn.

After her successful travelogue The City of the Sultan, Pardoe, a travel writer and historical novelist, published a collection of oriental tales which are narrated by Katinka, a harem slave from Chios, to amuse her…

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Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake. 1119 1506 REVICTO

Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake.

Shelley’s short story was published in The Keepsake, an annual illustrated literary collection mainly addressing a middle-class female readership. Using a mise-en-abyme technique, the story begins when Harry Valency, an Englishman, tells his adventure during…

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