Kathleen Ann O'DonnellThe British School at Athens, Greece
Kathleen Ann O'Donnell
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The Poems of Ossian were translated into many European languages including Greek, Romanian and Polish to fight monarchical despotism and empires to instil social justice.
Zakynthian Dionysius Solomos. Panas aimed to unite and spiritually uplift the people by conveying the hope of living under freedom, equality, and fraternity;to live under democracy, without a monarchy. Neglected by the Greek Academy in the twentieth century do these translations of this Celtic literature and its influence remain in obscurity in thi...
Towards the close of the l8th century, Ossian's poetry appeared to influence the European literature of the time. The publication of this poetry by Macpherson gave a strong push to the pre-Romantic movement, shaping its later gradual development. 2 Disputes, however, arose over the authenticity of the poems, which gave rise to intense debate. But t...
p>This article will show how translated works by European radical writers of The Poems of Ossian by the Scot James Macpherson and Irish Melodies and other works by the Irishman Thomas Moore, were disseminated. Moore prefaced Irish Melodies with “In Imitation of Ossian”. It will also demonstrate how Celtic literature, written in English, influenced...
The Corfiot scholar Andreas Kephallinos was born in 1856, the year when the Kephalonian man of letters, Julius Typaldos published his translation of two poems from “The Poems of Ossian”, from the Italian version by Professor Melchior Cesarotti into demotic poetry. After completing his schooling Kephallinos went on to do further studies in Florence...
English Brutal Colonisation of the Seven Islands: The Poems of Ossian by James Macpherson After the failure of the first strike of the 1821 Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire, which began in Moldovia in February, it continued in the Peloponnese one month later. The uprising resulted in victory with the formation of the Modern Greek state;...
This paper will demonstrate how Celtic heroes were used to commemorate and compare three modern Greek heroes rather than Homeric ones in the so-called bloodless Cycladic Revolution. The Greek translator of The Poems of Ossian by James Macpherson, was the Kephalonian romantic radical Panayiotis Panas, whose ancestors were from Barcelona and had esca...