A History of Greece: The Greek revolution, pt. 1, A.D. 1821-1827
Clarendon Press, 1877 - Byzantine Empire
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Page 324 - The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like Heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument...
Page 164 - Tzonga, and some other captains of armatoli, increased the number of the Greek troops to four thousand. The besieged were soon without provisions. The Albanians then separated themselves from the resident Turks. Nourka, their chief, the derven-aga of Karlili, was on terms of intimacy with many captains of armatoli. The Albanians were poor and warlike — the Turks rich and defenceless. Nourka offered to retreat with his band, if the Greeks would allow him to retire unmolested with his followers,...
Page 249 - He entertained a settled conviction that the Revolution would terminate in some compromise; and as Ali of Joannina was his model of a hero, he pursued his own interest, like that chieftain, without submitting to any restraint from duty, morality, or religion. His character was a compound of the worst vices of the Greeks and Albanians. He was false as the most deceitful Greek, and vindictive as the most bloodthirsty Albanian. To these vices he added excessive avarice, universal distrust, and ferocious...
Page 29 - Aegina, are peopled by Albanians. In the Peloponnesus they are still more numerous. They occupy the whole of Corinthia and Argolis, extending themselves into the northern part of Arcadia and the eastern part of Achaia. In Laconia they inhabit the slopes of Taygetus, called Bardunia, which extend to the plain of Helos, and, crossing the Eurotas, they occupy a large district around Monemvasia to the south of the Tzakonians, and to the north of a small Greek population which dwells near Gape Malea,...
Page 49 - ... by the soldiers of all the pharas as the common chief, without any formal election. His personal conduct remained unchanged by the rank accorded to him, and, except in the council and the field, he was still the simple priest. As he never assumed any superiority over the chiefs of the pharas, his influence excited no jealousy.
Page 62 - ... got loose, clung to the side of the boat, and could only be plunged under water by horrid violence. When all was finished, the police guards watched silently in the boats until morning dawned ; they then hastened to inform the Pasha that his orders had been faithfully executed. One of the policemen present, who had witnessed many a horrid deed of torture, declared, long after, that the scene almost deprived him of his senses at the time, and that for years the voices of the dying women were constantly...
Page 40 - the calico fustanella hangs round the legs of the Greeks like a paper petticoat, while the white kilt of the Tosk, formed from a strong product of native looms, fell in the graceful folds of antique drapery' — the implication being that at least the Albanians had some connection with ancient Greece, even if the modern Greeks had none. All this, ably supported by the researches of the German scholar, Fallmerayer, was a great relief. The descendants of Pericles and Phidias were dead, and those...
Page 256 - ... hills which bounds the rich plain. The Turks surrounded the building and summoned them to surrender. The men had little hope of escaping death. The women and children were sure of being sold as slaves. Though they had no military leader, and were unable to take effectual measures for defending the monastery, they refused to lay down their arms. The Turks carried the building by storm, and put all within to the sword.
Page 104 - And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: 44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. 45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
Page 10 - The present bishop tried to pursue the same oppressive system as his brother of loannina; but the Vezir, upon the complaint of the inhabitants, soon brought him to reason. It is a common sentiment among the laity of Greece, that the bishops have been a great cause of their present degraded state, nor have the Greeks in general any esteem for their higher clergy, or for the monastic order from which the prelates are promoted. This, however, is in some degree an injustice; for although the clergy are...