John Cam Hobhouse, later Lord Broughton (1786–1869), became a friend of Byron when they were at Cambridge, and was frequently his travelling companion. He first published an account of their journey to Albania and Greece in 1814, and reissued this updated and corrected two-volume version in 1855, after his retirement from public life. (His memoirs are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) In September 1809 Byron and Hobhouse were in Malta, and took the opportunity of a passing ship to go to Preveza in Epirus, making their way to the court of Ali Pasha, the 'tyrant of Ioannina'. Volume 1 continues the account of travels through Greece to Athens, and ends with a review of the modern Greek language and its emerging literature. During their journey, Byron was writing Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: on its publication in 1812, as he said, 'I awoke one morning and found myself famous'.
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- Date Published: August 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108076098
- length: 582 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 33 mm
- weight: 0.73kg
- contains: 10 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Departure from Malta
3. The ruins of Nicopolis
4. The presents customary in the Levant
5. Route from Arta to the han of St Dimetre
6. Visit to the grandsons of Ali
8. The Turkish ramazan
9. Route from Zitza
10. Route from Libokavo to Cesarades
11. Visit to Ali Pasha
13. Continuation of the manners of the Albanians
14. Departure from Tepeleni
17. Distance from Patrass to Corinth
21. Antiquities of Athens
22. Ascent to the acropolis
23. The vicinity of Athens
24. Route from Athens to Eleusis
25. The eastern side of Athens
26. Route from Athens to Cape Colonni
27. Route from Keratea to Port Raphti
28. Route from Athens to the Negroponte
29. Route from St Meletius to the ruins of Plataea
30. General appearance of the modern Greeks
31. Religion of the Greeks
32. The literature of the modern Greeks.
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