John Cam Hobhouse, later Lord Broughton (1786-1869), became a friend of Byron when they were at Cambridge, and was frequently his travelling companion. He first published an account of their journey to Albania and Greece in 1814, and reissued this updated and corrected two-volume version in 1855, after his retirement from public life. (His memoirs are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) In September 1809 Byron and Hobhouse were in Malta, and took the opportunity of a passing ship to go to Preveza in Epirus, making their way to the court of Ali Pasha, the 'tyrant of Ioannina'. Volume 1 continues the account of travels through Greece to Athens, and ends with a review of the modern Greek language and its emerging literature. During their journey, Byron was writing Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: on its publication in 1812, as he said, 'I awoke one morning and found myself famous'.
John Cam Hobhouse
Cambridge University Press
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Series: Cambridge Library Collection - European History
21 August 2014
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Dedication; 1. Departure from Malta; 2. Prevyza; 3. The ruins of Nicopolis; 4. The presents customary in the Levant; 5. Route from Arta to the han of St Dimetre; 6. Visit to the grandsons of Ali; 7. Ioannina; 8. The Turkish ramazan; 9. Route from Zitza; 10. Route from Libokavo to Cesarades; 11. Visit to Ali Pasha; 12. Albania; 13. Continuation of the manners of the Albanians; 14. Departure from Tepeleni; 15. Lutraki; 16. Patrass; 17. Distance from Patrass to Corinth; 18. Livadia; 19. Thebes; 20. Athens; 21. Antiquities of Athens; 22. Ascent to the acropolis; 23. The vicinity of Athens; 24. Route from Athens to Eleusis; 25. The eastern side of Athens; 26. Route from Athens to Cape Colonni; 27. Route from Keratea to Port Raphti; 28. Route from Athens to the Negroponte; 29. Route from St Meletius to the ruins of Plataea; 30. General appearance of the modern Greeks; 31. Religion of the Greeks; 32. The literature of the modern Greeks.