Loving Greece in the Age of Revolution: Philhellenism and Greek Independence

Date / Time

April 11, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In celebration of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, the Classics and Mediterranean Studies Department at the University of Illinois Chicago, under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in the USA and in collaboration with HALC, the Metropolis of Chicago, the Consulate General of Greece in Chicago, and the Foundation for Hellenic Studies—Illinois, presents “Philhellenism through the Ages,” a four-part series of online discussions with scholars that will lay an intellectual and historical foundation for the very idea of Philhellenism and its varied expressions in the past.

In the third conversation, “Loving Greece in the Age of Revolution: Philhellenism and Greek Independence,” Young Richard Kim will discuss with Roderick Beaton, Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language, and Literature, King’s College London, the perseverance of Greek language culture under Ottoman occupation, the development of philhellenic ideals in Europe and beyond in the eighteenth century, and the active role that Philhellenes played in lead up to and during the Revolution. They will also consider the aftermath and how the ideals of Philhellenism influenced the formation of the modern Greek state.

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