Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847), Part II 800 541 REVICTO

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847), Part II

Part II: “Erotion – A Tale of Ancient Greece” “Erotion – A Tale of Ancient Greece” propels the reader back to the Homeric age and…

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The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847) 849 1200 REVICTO

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847)

Part I: “The Pearl of the Bosphorus – a Tale of the Phanar” In 1847, two Greek-themed short stories were published anonymously in the Dublin…

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