Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Lord Elgin and the Marbles$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William St. Clair

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780192880536

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 October 2020

The Parthenon Since Lord Elgin

The Parthenon Since Lord Elgin

(p.314) 25 The Parthenon Since Lord Elgin
Lord Elgin and the Marbles

William St. Clair

Oxford University Press

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

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .