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The Σουλιώτες (Souliotes), also known as Suliots and anciently as Σελλοί (Selloi), are the inhabitants of Σούλι (Souli) in the mountains of Mourgas in Epirus in northwestern Greece.
The Souliotes won all of the decisive battles, so Ali Pasha was forced to build castles in neighboring villages and prepared himself for a long siege.
The Souliots withdrew to the fortresses of Kiafa and Kughi, where they fought their last battle on December 7, 1803.
www.mlahanas.de /Greece/History/Souliotes.html   (1291 words)

The ОЈОїП…О»О№ПЋП„ОµП‚ (Souliotes,) also known as Suliots and anciently as ОЈОµО»О»ОїОЇ (Selloi) are the inhabitants of ОЈОїПЌО»О№ (Souli) in the mountains of Mourgas in Epirus in northwestern Greece, the villagers of the "О¤ОµП„ПЃО±П‡ПЋПЃО№" (О¤etrahori --four villages,) who made themselves famous in the 19th century by their resistance to the Ottoman Empire.
In 1759, Dost Bey, commander of Dhelvinou, was defeated by the Souliots.
The Souliots won all of the decisive battles, so Ali Pasha was forced to build castles in neighboring villages and prepared himself for a long siege.
www.paleorama.com /Disney-S/Suli.php   (1495 words)

 The Struggle for Freedom from Ottoman Oppression
Byron already had undertaken a body of 500 Souliot troops but their behavior was not a proper one, and always demanded more and more money.
The citizens of Mesolongi were disappointed with Souliots and considered them as a menace, and later also Byron was dissapointed with them because they didn't stop causing difficulties.
Only Markos Botsaris could have united and controlled the Souliots, and with Markos' death was also killed the prospect of Byron forming an effective corps from the Soultios whom he had admired so much.
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 Yeorgios Karaiskakis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Salona appointed the Souliot Yiorgios Drakos, chief of the forces who besieged the castle of the city.
On 19 January 1827, the Ottomans attacked to Distomo, which was defended by 400 Souliots under Notis Mpotsaris, Mpairaktaris, Kaskaris, Antonis Georgantas, Bousgos and Mitros Triantafillinas.
Souliots fought bravely but they would have perished if Drakos hadn't appeared with reinforcements from Salona.
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 Markos Botsaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1803, after the capture of Souli by Ali Pasha, Markos with the remnant of the Souliotes, crossed over to the Ionian Islands, where he ultimately took service in a French regiment.
In 1814 he joined the Greek patriotic society known as the Filiki Eteria, and in 1820, with other Souliots, made common cause with Ali Pasha against the Ottoman Empire.
On the night of the 21st August 1823 he led the celebrated attack at Karpenisi of 350 Souliots on 4000 Muslim Albanians who formed the vanguard of the army with which Mustai Pasha was advancing to reinforce the besiegers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Markos_Botsaris   (548 words)

 who was responsible for the Greek War of Independence - Balkanium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Souliotes, for instance, created an independent state in the area of Souli around the 1600-1800, defeating until their catastrophe all Ottoman armies.
I say the revolution was born (in terms of social and psychological) awareness around the 1800s and 1821 was the beggining of Greek civil wars (power struggles)
The region that lived Souliotes had 4 habitations.
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 Generally about Greece. History of Greek country
The Ottomans were incapable of creating a permanent state in the region.
The Sphakiots of Crete, the Souliots from Souli of Epirus, and the Maniots from Mani of Peloponnesus were the most resistable.
By the end of the 16th century and until the 17th century, Greeks started to migrate back to the plains and big cities, adding to the increasing urban population and rise of the light industry.
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 The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction eBook
Enchanted with the bravery of the Souliots, and their manners, which recalled to him the simplicity of Homeric times, he assisted at their banquets, extended upon the turf; he learnt their pyrrhic dance, and he sang in unison the airs of Riga, harmonizing his steps to the sound of their national mandolin.
Attacked with an inflammation upon the lungs, he refused to let himself be bled, notwithstanding the intreaties of his physician, of Maurocordato and all his friends.
His malady quickly grew worse; on the fourth day Byron became delirious; by means of bleeding he recovered from his drowsiness, but without being able to speak; then, feeling his end approaching, he gave his attendants to understand that he wished to take leave of the captains and all the Souliots.
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Integral to the story of Ali Pasha was his series of wars with the Souliots.
There is a small monument in Souli village and just after the village of Samonvia is the old pass and a large Turkish fort.
This was erected to keep the Souliots out after they were finally defeated by Ali Pasha.
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 The Life of George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron
With tremendous passion he entered into the plans to attack the Turkish-held fortress of Lepanto.
He employed a fire master to prepare artillery and took under his own command and pay the Souliot soldiers, reputedly the bravest of the Greeks.
On 15 February 1824 he fell ill (he possibly had two epileptic fits in a fortnight) and the usual remedy of bleeding weakened him at the same time that an insurrection of the Souliots opened his eyes to their cupidity.
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 Lecture 4
In 1820 Ottoman troops moved against Ali and his sons.
Alexander Ypsilantis noted this and ordered Kolokotronis to encourage and the Souliots to create disturbances at the same time.
Alexander Ypsilantis wanted to begin a revolt as soon as possible, while the Ottomans were occupied with Ali Pasha.
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 Osmanlı Tarihi Kültürü Medeniyeti Edebiyatı Sanatı
Some Greek towns, such as Athens and Rhodes, retained municipal self-government, while others were put under Ottoman governors.
Some areas, such as the Mani Peninsula in the Peloponnese, remained virtually independent along with the Sphakiots of Crete, and the Souliots (or Souli) of Epirus.
For their part, the Patriarchs regarded the tolerant rule of the Ottomans as preferable to rule by the Catholic Venetians, who threatened the Orthodox faith in a way the Ottomans did not.
www.osmanlimedeniyeti.com /wiki/Ottoman_Greece_.html   (2177 words)

 East into Souliot country, Greece. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
About East into Souliot country: Online guide & accommodation bookings
The highland region four valleys east of Párga was the traditional heartland of the Souliots, an independent-spirited tribe of Albanian Orthodox Christians, who inhabited eleven separate villages here.
From 1787 until their initial defeat and dispersal in 1803, these 12,000 doughty mountain warriors conducted a perennial rebellion against Ali Pasha and his Muslim Albanians from their strongholds above the Ahérondas gorge and in the mountains to the south.
www.hostelbookers.com /guides/greece/east_into_souliot_country   (161 words)

Offers with favorable terms for the Greeks were given seven times by the Turks, but the Mesolongites always answered: “The keys to Mesolongi are hanging on the tips of our canons.”
The besieged, reinforced by Kotsos Tzavelas (having come in with a body of Souliots on August 7), defended with incredible patriotism Mesolongi; the sultan, seeing the inability of Kioutahis to take it, asked the help of Ibrahem pasha of Egypt.
He took alone the responsibility of the attack and stated that, in 14 days he would have the city; he ordered a general barricade from the land and the sea.
agrino.org /greeklibrary/activitiesarchive/2001/mesolongi.htm   (3274 words)

 The Struggle for Freedom from Ottoman Oppression
Hursit pasha was able to assemble a force estimated at 30000 men.
Only Souliots were continuing to fight endlessly for two years against superior forces of turkoalbanians.
Battles which had taken place around Suli, hadn't made brave Suliots to surrender.
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