Missolonghi


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Missolonghi

(ˌmɪsəˈlɒŋɡɪ) or

Mesolonghi

n
(Placename) a town in W Greece, near the Gulf of Patras: famous for its defence against the Turks in 1822–23 and 1825–26 and for its association with Lord Byron, who died here in 1824. Pop (municipality): 18 354 (2001). Modern Greek name: Mesolóngion

Mis•so•lon•ghi

(ˌmɪs əˈlɔŋ gi)

n.
a town in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras: Byron died here 1824. 10,164.
Greek, Mesolóngion.
References in classic literature ?
He sailed to the Greek camp at the malarial town of Missolonghi, where he showed qualities of leadership but died of fever after a few months, in 1824, before he had time to accomplish anything.
Contract notice: lease 152 beds for the accommodation of students of tei of western greece on site, at missolonghi 98 beds, nafpaktos 32 beds and 22 beds in aegio, for the academic year 2017-2018.
1824: Poet Lord Byron died of a fever at Missolonghi while aiding Greek insurgents against the Turks in their fight for independence.
He planned to lead an attack on Turkish forces at the Bay of Corinth but fell ill and died in Missolonghi the following April.
Clayton, Britain and the Eastern Question: Prom Missolonghi to Gallipoli, London: U.
However, during the Easter of 1824, when he died at Missolonghi, one resurrection, that is empirically verifiable, did take place: "that monster known as Byronism" rose from Byron's corpse and began to live a life of its own (Eisler 752).
By all intents and purposes, then, Byron's death could be classified as parasuicide, no matter how different the tableau at Missolonghi was like, in 1824.
Murio Byron muy pronto tambien, en Missolonghi, el 19 de abril de 1824, asesinado no por los turcos ni por los criticos sino por sus medicos, que lo desangraron sin piedad.
In the dismal, marshy town of Missolonghi he lived a Spartan existence, undertaking to train troops whom he had himself subsidized and exhibiting great practical grasp and power of leadership amid an incredible confusion of factionalism, intrigue, and military ineptitude, and despite an unhappy passion for his Greek page boy, Loukas.
Se deshace en Atenas, una de sus cunas, en medio de la indiferencia y el cinismo de sus naciones hermanas: hubo un tiempo, el del movimiento filohelenico de principios del siglo XIX, en el que desde Chateaubriand hasta el Byron de Missolonghi, desde Berlioz hasta Delacroix, desde Pushkin hasta el joven Victor Hugo, todos los artistas, poetas, grandes mentes de Europa, volaban en su auxilio y militaban en favor de su libertad.
En primer lugar, Menendez Pelayo (I, 238-239), quien menciona la oda a los griegos de Heredia para sugerir que su "filohelenismo" parece de "inspiracion byroniana", con el fin de ahondar en la idea de que "alguna vez imito a Byron"; y Cabrera, quien si la interpreta como una muestra de filohelenismo claramente romantico, pero se limita a comentarla en consonancia con el cuadro de Eugene Delacroix Grecia entre las ruinas de Missolonghi (1826), con algun error grave ademas, como la afirmacion de que Al alzamiento de los griegos contra los turcos en 1821 (segunda version de la oda que Heredia publico en 1825), fue escrita en 1820, aunque no publicada hasta 1823.