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Miller, however, had declined to stand for the Koraes Chair, fearful lest the acceptance of a post endowed with foreign funds might compromise his independence as a commentator on the Greek political scene. B. Wace. M. Dawkins (who in 1920 was to be appointed to the Bywater and Sotheby Chair of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature at Oxford) to stand and given the poor state of Hasluck’s health, so Burrows wrote to Wace, his personal feeling was that he (Wace) would be the best candidate, provided that he was prepared to abjure prehistory.
We can, I am sure, confidently expect, during the next hundred years, that work of equal distinction will be forthcoming. 3 The ‘ingenious enthusiasm’ of Dr Burrows and the ‘unsatiated hatred’ of Professor Toynbee On 9 March 1920, almost a year after the fateful Greek landing in Smyrna in May of 1919, Admiral Sir John de Robeck, the British High Commissioner in Constantinople, penned a remarkably percipient dispatch which its recipient, Lord Curzon, the Foreign Secretary, looked on as ‘frank but exceedingly important’.
Burn was with the British Council in 1940–41, while Wace resumed the work for MI5 that he had undertaken during the First War. An atmospheric evocation of the febrile climate of the times in Athens is contained in the third volume of Olivia Manning’s well-known Balkan Trilogy. Not surprisingly, many of those who had been associated with the School were employed in war work in Greece. S. 40 A number of those who had been at the School were parachuted into Greece to work with the Greek resistance on behalf of SOE.
Anglo-Greek Attitudes: Studies in History by Richard Clogg (auth.)