“Hellenism, Philhellenism and classical reception: commemorating the 1821 Revolution”

“The bicentenary celebrations of 2021 have highlighted the complex, competing claims for the authority to give the dominant account of the founding of modern Greece. Reviewing the scholarship on both Western and Greek Hellenism over the past four decades, Jennifer Wallace (English, Cambridge) and I consider the relationship between classical reception, revolution and the act of commemoration and reveal the hybridity of Hellas in 1821 and 2021.”

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