Note: Greece


In the early nineteenth century Greece was the focus of a cultural movement, an idealizing "Hellenism," and international political involvement in the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. (For a work that strategically represents both the idealization and political involvement, see P. B. Shelley's Hellas [external link to one chorus from the play].)

In The Last Man, Mary Shelley's "future" offers a number of commentaries on world politics in the 1820s.

Map of Mediterranean region