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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Athens, Morning Stroll; Choragic Monument of Lysicrates; Byron's Greece Statue

Lord Byron, Letter to John Cam Hobhouse, The Convent, Athens, August 23d. 1810

"I am most auspiciously settled in the Convent, which is more commodious than any tenement I have yet occupied, with room for my suite...we are very disorderly"

It is said he sometimes used the hollow monument of Lysicrates as his study.

Letter to Francis Hodgson, Athens - January 20th, 1811:

"I am living in the Capuchin Convent, Hymettus before me, the Acropolis behind, the temple of Jove to my right, the Stadium in front, the town to the left, eh, Sir, there's a situation, there's your picturesque!"

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