1821 ANNIVERSARY


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WHAT'S ON

Acclaimed composer and conductor Stavros Xarchakos will present an ensemble of famous artists interpreting 63 songs to mark the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

‘The Death of Markos Botsaris,’ by Filippo Marsigli (1790-1863). Mark Mazower says that we tend to fixate on the heroes of the 1821 Greek Revolution because they make it all much more simple to understand. [Benaki Museum]
MARK MAZOWER

Mark Mazower has systematically studied modern Greek history, hence a discussion with him amid celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution promises to be very interesting on many levels.


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WHAT'S ON

The Nafplio Annex of the National Gallery, in cooperation with the National Historical Museum, presents an exhibition commemorating the Greek War of Independence in the Peloponnese, part of the NHM’s wider “Re-Constitution ’21” program.

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BICENTENNIAL

An exhibition on the contribution of maritime merchants and privately financed navies to the Greek War of Independence opens Tuesday at the Eugenides Foundation, marking the bicentennial of the 1821 revolution. 


Georg Melchior Kraus’ lithograph depicts the arrival of King George I in Piraeus in 1863. [Benaki Museum]
CULTURE

You return to the ground floor with a mind swirling with information, images and musings, thinking that after cramming 60 years of history onto the first floor, there can’t be anymore.

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ANALYSIS

This might seem strange to some readers, but the 1821 Greek Revolution was one of the hardest of the time to organize and perhaps had to overcome the most difficult hurdles of all.



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WHAT'S ON

Dr Alasdair Grant will deliver a lecture titled “George Finlay among the Scottish Philhellenes” at the British School of Athens on May 27.


Members of the elite Presidential Guard raise the Greek flag on the Acropolis during Independence Day celebrations, which also marked the 200-year anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence, in Athens, on March 25. [Nikos Halkiopoulos/Pool/InTime News]
1821 ANNIVERSARY

Two hundred years ago, the Greek War of Independence was marred by disease and dissension, its triumph lost in typhus, plague, cholera, chickenpox, malaria and tuberculosis, its vocal messages-signals lost in the noise of division.