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That Greece Might Still Be Free

William St Clair


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2Lord Byron dreaming of Greek freedom. From a lithograph by Adam Friedel in the Gennadios Library, Athens.


4Lord Byron as Philhellenic soldier. Lithograph, allegedly sketched from the life, published in London by Friedel in February, 1825, private collection.

51. Greece before the Revolution (I) Facing page

6a. A tower belonging to a wealthy Turkish landowner in the Peloponnese, surrounded by extensive cultivated fields, plantations, orchards, vineyards, and gardens. One of many that ’the moon devoured’ in 1821.

7b. The fortress of Coron (Koroni) that, although besieged, remained in Ottoman hands throughout the revolution.

8From A.L. Castellan, Lettres sur la Morée, L’Hellespont, et Constantinople (Paris 1820). 2

92. Greece before the Revolution (II)

10An Albanian woman living near the ruins of the ancient temple at Sounion, in Attica. From F.C. H. L. Pouqueville, Travels in Southern Epirus, Acarnania, Aetolia, Attica (London 1822). 3

113. Greece before the Revolution (III)

12a. An Albanian soldier. The Ottoman garrisons employed Albanians who had lived there for so long that nobody knew when they had first arrived.

13b. The bazaar at Larissa in Thessaly.

14From J. S, Bartholdy, Voyage en Grèce (Paris 1808). 12

154. Philhellenism before Byron

16’I wrote while my companion drew’. French travellers recording and contemplating the ruins of ancient civilization. From M. Guys, Voyage Littéraire de la Grèce (3rd edition Paris 1783). 13

175. Greece calls on Europe for help, 1821

18Frontispiece to Salpisma polemisterion [in Greek ’A Trumpet Call to War’], pamphlet by Adamantios Koraes that purports to have been printed ’In the Peloponnese from the Hellenic Press of Fearless of Marathon’, but was printed in Paris by overseas Greeks, 1821. 16

196. Leaders of the Revolution

20a. Hypsilantes

21b. Mavrocordato

22c. Colocotrones

23d. Odysseus

24From Friedel. 17

257. The Greeks defending the ancient ruins of Corinth, from Krazeisen. 26

268. A European view of the first siege of Missolonghi, from an engraving published in Augsburg in 1823, in the Benaki Museum, Athens. 27

279. a. Two Philhellenes with members of the Regiment Tarella, from a lithograph by an unknown artist published by A. Cheyère in Paris in 1822 in the National Historical Museum, Athens.

28b. Some of the Philhellenes of 1822, from a lithograph by an unknown artist published by A. Cheyère in Paris in 1822, in the National Historical Museum, Athens. 74

2910. Phihellenic leaders

30a. General Normann, from Taschenbuch der Geschichte des Griechischen Volkes, private collection.

31b. Colonel Gordon, from Krazeisen.

32c Baleste, the first Commander of the Regiment, from Friedel. 75

3311. Part of a Philhellenic Calendar for 1823, from the Gennadios Library, Athens. Following page 79

3412. Scenes from the massacres of Scio, from the painting by Delacroix now in the Louvre. 82

35a. Commandant Dania, Commander of the Battalion of Philhellenes, from a lithograph by an unknown artist published by A. Cheyère in Paris in 1822 from the National Historical Museum, Athens.

36b. Letter of Recommendation issued to ’Prince Alepso’ by the Stuttgart Greek Society, British Library. 83

3714. a. Lord Byron and his suite riding outside Missolonghi attended by his Suliotes.

38b. Lord Byron on his death bed.

39From Parry’s Last Days of Lord Byron. 180

4015. A Contemporary cartoon on the scandal of the Greek Loan, from the British Museum. 181

4116. The head of Ali Pasha displayed to Ottoman officials and to a member of a European Embassy, from Rev. R. Walsh, Narrative of a Journey from Constantinople to England (1827). 202

4217. ’Youth’s lyre’. Title page and two typical illustrations, from Neara Lyra [in Greek] London 1830. Private collection. 203

4318. Treating a slave woman in a harem, from R.R. Madden, Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826, and 1827 (1829). 228

4419. Mustapha Ali, a Turkish orphan brought to England at the age of nine. From a lithograph drawn from the life by Wageman, 1824, from Stanhope, the 1824 edition of which includes a brief biography. 229

4520. a. Count Santa Rosa, from a portrait in the National Historical Museum, Athens.

46b. Colonel Fabvier, from Krazeisen. 256

4721. a. A French Philhellenic poster, from the National Historical Museum, Athens.

48b. A collection for the Greeks in 1826, from a French engraving in the National Historical Museum, Athens. 257

4922. French workers contributing money for the Greek cause, from a lithograph by Charlet in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. 266

5023. French children playing at Philhellenes, lithograph by Charlet, 1826.

51Private collection. 267

5224. Greece expiring on the ruins of Missolonghi, from the painting by Delacroix now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux. 296

5325. a. Frank Abney Hastings.

54b. The Hellas frigate and the Karteria steamship. From Krazeisen. 297

5526. ’Regeneration of the Greek Parnassus’, from an engraving by J. Biays dedicated to Chateaubriand in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. 320

5627. A French view of the Battle of Athens, 1827, from an engraving by J. Biays dedicated to the Greek Committee of Paris in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Following page 320

5728. Athens as it actually looked at about this time, from Stackelberg’s La Grèce, Vues Pittoresques et Topographiques. Following page 320

5829. The Port and Temple at Aegina, from Krazeisen. 321

5930. The entrance to the Acropolis of Athens, by the Bavarian Philhellene Karl von Heideck, 1835, from an oil painting in the Museum of the City of Athens. 330

6031. The French entering the ruins of Tripolitsa in 1828, from Expedition Scientifique de Morée. 331

6132. A Greek Officer of Nauplia in 1825, from Stackelberg’s Costumes et Usages des Peuples de la Grèce. 350

6233. Philhellenes who survived the conflict often had their portrait painted wearing the costume that had been adopted as the Greek national dress.

63a. Eugène de Villeneuve, from Journal fait en Grèce, pendant les Années 1825 et 1826 (Brussels 1827).

64b. Sir Richard Church, from E. M. Church, Chapters in an Adventurous Life, Sir Richard Church in Italy and Greece (Edinburgh 1895). 351

6534. ’Free Hellas thanks the Philhellenes’, from H. A. Lidderdale, The War of Independence in Pictures (Birmingham 1976). Following page 353

6635. The monument to the Philhellenes in the Roman Catholic church at Nauplia, author’s photograph. Following page 353

67MAPS Page

681. Greece and the Aegean. xxii

692. Fortresses in Southern Greece remaining in Turkish hands after the outbreak of the Revolution. 42

703. Europe in 1821. 68

714. Cities in which books by disillusioned Philhellenes were published 1822-1824. 118

725. Free Greece in 1826-1828. 284


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