Articles about greece
Ancient Greece was a leading light on the world stage. However, of course, centuries ago this stage was somewhat different. It is fair to say, though, that the western world's civilisation owes much to Ancient Greece. Ancient Greece expanded its boundaries and covered a much larger...
The winner of the Olympics in the ancient days was adorned with a wreath crown made from the scared olive tree leaves. It wasn't about material reward way back then,it was about honor. In ancient Greece there were a whole lot less events. Only free men could be in...
Leaders in the Eurozone met in Brussels on Thursday July 21, 2011 to discuss the debt owed by Greece.
Greece leaving the European Union is nearly a certainty, as it finds itself unable to realize the fiscal goals set by the European Union finance ministers for its prior two bailouts. Creating a new currency, getting it up and operating fast would seem impossible, but it's been done before.
The Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece at the time when Greece was at the forefront of civilization. The Olympic Games were established in 776 B.C. to honor the god, Zeus. Athleticism and fitness were highly valued by the ancient Greeks, therefore, athletic events were considered an honor that was fitting for their highest god, Zeus.
The ancient history and archaeology of Thessaloniki in Greece is an interesting one. The recent Thessaloniki news about the discovery of an ancient Roman road while digging for a new subway system in the heart of the city is not entirely a surprise. The most recent archaeological discovery reveals that the Roman road is about 1,800 years old, and that there was another ancient Greek road below that, believed to have been built at least another 500 years earlier.
This article examines the struggle between the Persian Empire and its golden archer coins, and the Athenians and their silver owl coinage. Greek silver money struck from the Laurion mines played a key role in financing the Athenian fleet deployed in the decisive Battle of Salamis, which forced the conquering Persians to retreat to Asia. Later, however, the Athenian silver was unable to win the day against the militaristic Spartans, who were said to have banned coinage entirely, and allowed only the use of iron money to circulate among their own people.
“The Olympic torch is designed to shine through the centuries, a signal of peaceful understanding between nations, with the aim of arousing more and more enthusiasm for the ideal of humanity”.
The role of religion is compared throughout the ancient civilizations of Greece, Egypt, and Sumer
With a culinary history that dates back 4000 years, Greece's cuisine has to be one of the most varied and delicious in the world. It is also touted by health experts to be among the healthiest, so there's no need to hold back when sampling all the lip smacking offerings that the country has to offer.
Throughout history Europe was torn apart by war, but some, including Winston Churchill, dreamed that it need not always be so. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
Prince Philip may be married to Queen Elizabeth but they are related by birth through Queen Victoria
Katerina Georgia Plessos, a young refugee from the Greek Wars of independence arrived in Sydney Australia in 1835, she is believed to be the last person to speak to Lord Byron. Byron, had rushed off to Greece in support of the struggle for Greek independence from Turkey, but died before he could fulfil his plans to attack the Turkish-held fortress of Lepanto.