Visions of Greece
Friday 8 March,
BP Lecture Theatre
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From the early expeditions of the Dilettanti to Lord Byron, Greece had a transforming effect on travellers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The idealised image of ancient Greece that inspired these travellers fuelled sympathy for the Greek independence movement.
This discussion will examine early-19th-century perceptions of Greece and will consider modern Greek nationalism in the light of independence in the 1830s. With Roderick Beaton, King's College London, writer and poet David Constantine and Athena Leoussi, University of Reading, chaired by Ian Jenkins, British Museum.
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