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The Parthenon Since Lord Elgin

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Third edition

Published in print June 1998 | ISBN: 9780192880536
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670596 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0025
The Parthenon Since Lord Elgin

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After the Greek Revolution, the Acropolis and the town of Athens were held in captivity by the revolutionary forces of the Greeks. The Acropolis however was surrendered to the Turks in June 1827 since the efforts of the Greek forces came to no avail. Some forces were able to put an end to the Ottoman fleet located in Navarino and this and other such actions prevented the reconquest of Greece. Even after the fighting, Athens' Acropolis remained a military fortress wherein the Turks veered away from allowing visitors to view it. Under the protection of Britain, Russia, and France, Greece was proclaimed as an independent nation state in 1833. This chapter looks into the status of the Parthenon after it had undergone several wars and battles, especially after the time that Lord Elgin visited Athens.

Keywords: Greek Revolution; Turks; Parthenon; Athens; Acropolis; independent nation state

Chapter.  7285 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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