Athens

A Week in 1870s Athens

A Week in 1870s Athens 1773 1766 REVICTO

Blackwood’s Magazine dedicated nineteen pages to the description of ‘A Week in Athens’ in its September 1880 issue. The author of the piece was George A. Macmillan, one of the…

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A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897

A British Hospital in Piraeus, 1897 2339 1505 REVICTO

“The hospital at the Piraeus is one of the fruits of the English National Fund which the editor of the Daily Chronicle started on behalf of the Greek wounded.” (The…

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Love and Pirates in Victorian Ancient Athens

Love and Pirates in Victorian Ancient Athens 581 465 REVICTO

Throughout the nineteenth century popular narratives in periodicals adapted ancient Greek myths and history or created new enjoyable stories which allegorically reflected on Victorian socio-political concerns. In such stories involving…

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The third Zappeian Olympiad in Macmillan’s Magazine in 1875

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

“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…

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Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838

Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838 800 466 REVICTO

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,…

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Kalamata in 1905

Kalamata in 1905 2000 1252 REVICTO

Kalamata is one of the pleasantest towns of the Peloponnesos. Situated in the rich Messenian plain, among orange groves which recall the golden fruit of the Hesperides, and banana plantations…

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the new Athens 1914

the new Athens 1914 800 593 REVICTO

Mr. Thomas H. Mawson, the landscape architect, who has just returned from Athens, after a further interview with the King and Queen of the Hellenes, the Prime Minister (M. Venizelos),…

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George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895]

George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895] 2560 1827 REVICTO

Langley roused himself from oppressive abstraction, and put into better words this common sense of mirage due to the air and light of Greece. He spoke deliberately, and as if…

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