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  • n. Plural form of philhellene.

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  • Note 9: The story and myth of Bouboulina travelled beyond the Greek areas of the Ottoman Empire primarily through her interaction with foreign visitors, travellers, and philhellenes from Britain, France, and Russia, and also through her own travels for reasons of trade.

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  • Against this background, one wonders how the philhellenes and other members of 'polite' society, in the salons and the boudoirs of northern Europe, responded to the images and mythology which emerged from the Greek War of Independence, some of whom recorded their fascination with the unlikely naval captain, Lascarina Bouboulina, for example. 9

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  • Indeed, her legend is owed not to the fledgling Greek state with whom there was political conflict but to the philhellenes who recorded their encounters with her. 9 Although her image is widely celebrated by popular culture in Greece today, a dearth of data prevents new and substantive considerations of her life and times.

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  • It was initiated by Greeks of the diaspora, as well as philhellenes, with bases in Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Australia, and America.

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  • The nineteenth-century romantic decay popularized by philhellenes like Keats and Byron has given way to twentieth - and twenty-first-century realities: Athens is a city often remembered as much for its smog and stray dogs as for its antiquities.

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  • Lord Byron holds a special place in the hearts of Greeks, philhellenes, and most archaeologists who have worked in Greece.

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  • There is not, in most of Europe, any equivalent of the American tradition of right-wing isolationists, from Charles Lindbergh to Pat Buchanan: Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, and British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who despised the philhellenes as poetry-sodden subversives, were robustly unhypocritical about wanting the Turks to win, and especially enthusiastic about this should it inconvenience the Russians.

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  • But the philhellenes won the propaganda battle, even if Castlereagh and Metternich furiously resisted calls for intervention.

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  • In London, philhellenes like Byron and Jeremy Bentham, carried away with romantic ideas about ancient Greece - "the first enlightened nation", as Bentham dubbed it - took up the Greek cause.

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