Review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824)

Review of The Greek Revolution by Edward Blaquiere (London, 1824) 781 591 REVICTO

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 means by which Greece will recapture its ancient glory. “It is from this ample source [ancient Greece] that mankind have drawn precedents of taste, literature, and patriotism,–it is here that the first rude sketch of freedom was drawn,– it is here that the power of the people was first tried as an instrument of Government … Greece is the fountain from which has flowed European arts and science;–it is the original source of that light which is now spread over the world.”