Representations of Modern Greece
in Victorian Popular Culture

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)…

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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;…

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REVICTO Research: Two publications forthcoming in 2021! 150 150 REVICTO

REVICTO Research: Two publications forthcoming in 2021!

E. Mitsi. “’Buried among the ruins’: Gissing and the Sorcery of Athens”, Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, no. 139, forthcoming Summer 2021. A.…

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REVICTO in “Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece” (Dec. 2021) 1234 815 REVICTO

REVICTO in “Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece” (Dec. 2021)

We are very pleased to announce that four REVICTO team members will be presenting papers at the International Conference “Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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