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The Revolution in Attica and the liberation of Athens: Contribution to the history of Attica during the 1821 Revolution

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The Revolution in Attica and the liberation of Athens: Contribution to the history of Attica during the 1821 Revolution

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2021

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The revolutionaries gathered from different parts of Attica in Menidi, on the afternoon of April 24. At dawn on April 25 they entered the city through Boubounistra Gate. Their armaments was insufficient: rusty pistols, shovels, forks, spikes, sticks, bats and all kinds of sharp objects. From the descriptions of Sourmelis, consuls and foreign travellers we learn that the rebels entered Athens two hours before dawn after slaughtering the sleeping guards. Led by Meleti Vasileiou, Kiourkatiotis, Giannis Davaris, the Lekkas, the Philiki Etareia member Dimo Antoniou, together with many priests armed and dressed in their robes, the revolutionaries – after joining the people of Athens – shouted “Christ is Risen” and “Freedom, Freedom”, began to ring church bells and performed a doxology for the blessing of arms. Athens, but also the villages of Attica, after 252 years of Frankish rule and 365 years of Turkish rule, 617 years of bondage in total, were now free.

(Edited and translated blurb from publisher’s website)

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96

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