hetairia


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hetairia

(hɪˈtaɪərɪə)
n
a society or association
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In 1821, encouraged by recent revolutions in Spain and Italy, the radical faction of the Philike Hetairia, a secret organization of Greek nationalists, urged its leader Alexander Ypsilantis to spearhead a revolt in the Rumanian Principalities in the hope of overthrowing Ottoman rule and winning the Greeks their independence.
While dismantling this philological myth, one could get an alternative reading, turning us "from Victorian fantasy and modern reconstructions to the one indisputable fact about Sappho," namely that "she was a poet," and that she called "her comrades philai and hetairai." "She should therefore be seen, not in a thiasos (whatever that might be) but, like Alcaeus, in a hetairia, an association of friends." (Parker 1993: 348)
From the multitude of emitted texts after 1774, a certain place is occupied with the memories and the projects from 1821-1822: Tudor Vladimirescu's rising, the action of Hetairia and the restoration of lord lands are only few circumstances which announced the existence, at least embryonic speaking, of the polemics that have marked the following period (8).