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That Greece Might Still Be Free

The Philhellenes in the War of Independence

When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight for the cause. The Philhellenes, whether they set out to recreate the Athens of Pericles, start a new crusade, or make money out of a war, all felt that Greece had unique claim on the sympathy of the world. As Lord Byron wrote, "I dreamed that Greece might still be Free"; and he died...

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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2008
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 11 January 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781906924010
  • Electronic ISBN : 9781906924027
  • Number of pages : 419 p.


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