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FREE ebook - The Greek Exile or A Narrative of the Captivity and Escape of Christophorus Plato Castanis, during the Massacre on the Island of Scio by the Turks...


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or
A NARRATIVE
of the
CAPTIVITY AND ESCAPE
of
CHRISTOPHORUS PLATO CASTANIS,
during the
Massacre on the Island of Scio,
By The Turks
Together with Various Adventures in
Greece and America.

Written by Himself

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Published Philadelphia:
Lippincott, Grambo, & Co.
1851
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CONTENTS

Introductory Remarks

CHAPTER I. - The Author's Birth-place - Origin and names of Scio - Orion - Settlement of Chios - Productions of Scio - Ariusian wine famous in Rome - Its petrifying effect - Julius Caesar - Hortensius - Sultana Valide - Distinguished Chians - Homer a Scian - Scenery - Public Edifices

CHAPTER II. - The old Castle - our residence - Homer's school - Glyphada - Mt. Epos and Palinaeum - wealth of Romana - University of Scio - schoolmaster - mode of chastisement - Garufalia - antiquities of Scio - Demetriades, author's teacher - the Panhellenion - ancient magnificence of Scio - Bolissos - Rhapsodists - Coray

CHAPTER III. - The Greek revolution - Chian hostages - Earthquakes, hail and fiery meteors - the Samian Invasion - Burnias - skirmishes - arrival of the Turkish fleet - the bombardment - strength of the fleet - exact gunnery - exploit of Brontadusians - romantic escape - flight of Samians - Turks rushing from tombs

CHAPTER IV - The Museum and author's captivity - Burning of a church by plunderers - excursion for spoil and heads - division of the spoil - execution of the captives - bounty for heads and pickled ears.

CHAPTER V. - The Author sold, horrors of servitude - Jews, Armenians and Franks enriched - the author ridden as a horse - anecdotes, - the conscientious Turkish girl - interior of a Turkish dwelling - Turkish hospitality waning - the massacre at Melaena Promontory - Turkish lady - Dervishes and Turkish school - Greek hunt - the consuls tools of Turkish treachery

CHAPTER VI. - The pestilence - warlike rage of animals during the pestilence - vengeance of Canaris - burning of Turkish flag-ship - burning of twenty-four Mastic-Towns, the Sultana's appanage - Scio after the catastrophe

CHAPTER VII. - Flight from Scio

CHAPTER VIII. - Voyage to Nauplion and meeting with American relief agents - American Supplies

CHAPTER IX. - Voyage to America

CHAPTER X. - Arrival in new York - arrival in Boston

CHAPTER XI. - Return to Greece - the opinion that Ulysses wandered not over the Mediterranean, but through the Black Sea and the sea of Azoph - the author's search for his mother - Assassination of the President

CHAPTER XII. - Arrival of king Otho at Athens - the Bavarians and the Greeks - Arrival at Athens

CHAPTER XIII - Second visit to America - second visit to Boston

CHAPTER XIV - Tour through the United States - third visit to Washington - visit to Mt. Vernon

CHAPER XV. - Education in America - the Greek language

CHAPTER XVI. - Wide diffusion of the Greek race - Index - Essay on the Greek pronunciation - new alphabet for the English language - specimens of the modern Greek with interlinear translations - Music of the Greek War Song, &c.


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