History UsefulNotes / Greece

5th Feb '16 9:53:09 AM Morgenthaler
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[[IncrediblyLamePun Greece is not the word.]] At least in Greek, where the country is called ''Elláda'' ('''Greek:''' ''Ελλάδα, Elláda''). (note: Greek '''D''' is pronounced like the English '''th''' in '''th'''ey, so it's pronounced like ''Ellátha/Elládha''. In this article, we also use accents ''áéíóú'' to indicate the stress, like it is in Greek). The formal title is the [[AwesomeMcCoolname Hellenic Republic]] ('''Greek:''' ''Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía'').
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[[IncrediblyLamePun Greece is not the word.]] word. At least in Greek, where the country is called ''Elláda'' ('''Greek:''' ''Ελλάδα, Elláda''). (note: Greek '''D''' is pronounced like the English '''th''' in '''th'''ey, so it's pronounced like ''Ellátha/Elládha''. In this article, we also use accents ''áéíóú'' to indicate the stress, like it is in Greek). The formal title is the [[AwesomeMcCoolname Hellenic Republic]] ('''Greek:''' ''Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía'').
5th Feb '16 9:52:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''Míkis Theodorákis''' (b 1925), Greece's ''other'' famous composer, best-known for scoring ''Film/ZorbaTheGreek'', ''{{Film/Z}}'' and ''{{Main/Serpico}}''.
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* '''Míkis Theodorákis''' (b 1925), Greece's ''other'' famous composer, best-known for scoring ''Film/ZorbaTheGreek'', ''{{Film/Z}}'' and ''{{Main/Serpico}}''.''Film/{{Serpico}}''.
21st Jan '16 2:15:27 PM Morgenthaler
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Properly alligned the image.
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24th Dec '15 4:42:55 PM nombretomado
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The next king of Greece, actually styling himself instead as 'King of the Hellenes (Greeks)', was a Danish prince, Prince Vilhelm of Denmark[[labelnote:*]]Vilhelm/George I was brother-in-law to king [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Edward VII of the UK]] through his sister, Alexandra and was also the grandfather of [[BritishRoyalFamily Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh]][[/labelnote]]. He reigned as George I and had a much smoother reign in general than his predecessor.
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The next king of Greece, actually styling himself instead as 'King of the Hellenes (Greeks)', was a Danish prince, Prince Vilhelm of Denmark[[labelnote:*]]Vilhelm/George I was brother-in-law to king [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Edward VII of the UK]] through his sister, Alexandra and was also the grandfather of [[BritishRoyalFamily [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh]][[/labelnote]]. He reigned as George I and had a much smoother reign in general than his predecessor.
15th Dec '15 11:44:45 PM Dimas28
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* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''
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* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''Many films titled Hercules, including [[Disney/{{Hercules}} the animated one]], [[Film/{{Hercules}} a live-action film]], and another [[Film/{{Hercules2014}} unrelated live-action one]].

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* ''Film/The300Spartans'', the comic book it inspired, and its subsequent film adaptation, ''[[Film/{{ThreeHundred}} 300]]''. * ''Film/TheLegendOfHercules'' * ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' * ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' - Though inevitable given that Myth/ClassicalMythology is the topic, the characters don't actually visit Greece until near the end of ''The House of Hades'' (and even then only in Epirus, presently shared with UsefulNotes/{{Albania}}); it's only properly explored in the last book, ''The Blood of Olympus''.

* '''Creator/{{Aeschylus}}'''

* '''Creator/{{Aristophanes}}'''

* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cleopatra VII}}''' * '''Creator/{{Euripides}}''' * '''Creator/{{Hesiod}}''' * '''Creator/{{Homer}}''' * '''Creator/{{Plato}}''' * '''Creator/{{Sappho}}''' * '''Creator/{{Socrates}}''' * '''Creator/{{Sophocles}}''' * '''Creator/{{Thucydides}}''' * '''Creator/{{Xenophon}}'''

* '''Creator/{{Plato}}''' * '''Creator/{{Socrates}}''' * '''Creator/{{Xenophon}}'''
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* '''Creator/{{Plato}}''' * '''Creator/{{Socrates}}''' * '''Creator/{{Xenophon}}'''
17th Nov '15 6:33:00 PM PaulA
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* ''CaptainCorellisMandolin''
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* ''CaptainCorellisMandolin''''Literature/CaptainCorellisMandolin''
5th Nov '15 10:10:30 AM nombretomado
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Greece was at the heart of the [[ByzantineEmpire Eastern Roman Empire]], more commonly known as the Byzantine Empire, who despite its distinct Hellenicity continued the traditions of Rome long after the western Empire had fallen, and was the birthplace of OrthodoxChristianity. Surviving nearly a thousand years after the fall of Rome, the Empire was hijacked and occupied by a group of greedy renegade crusaders and Venetians from which it never recovered in 1204. After the Empire was reestablished in 1261, it was too weak to stop the rise of the Ottoman Turks. For the next 192 years, it's territory was gradually eroded by the Turks, and was ultimately conquered in 1453. The Byzantine capital of Constantinople on the Bosphorus is now known as Istanbul, from the Medieval Greek phrase "εἰς τὴν Πόλιν", (''eis tin Pólin'') meaning "to the city".
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Greece was at the heart of the [[ByzantineEmpire Eastern Roman Empire]], more commonly known as the Byzantine Empire, who despite its distinct Hellenicity continued the traditions of Rome long after the western Empire had fallen, and was the birthplace of OrthodoxChristianity.UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity. Surviving nearly a thousand years after the fall of Rome, the Empire was hijacked and occupied by a group of greedy renegade crusaders and Venetians from which it never recovered in 1204. After the Empire was reestablished in 1261, it was too weak to stop the rise of the Ottoman Turks. For the next 192 years, it's territory was gradually eroded by the Turks, and was ultimately conquered in 1453. The Byzantine capital of Constantinople on the Bosphorus is now known as Istanbul, from the Medieval Greek phrase "εἰς τὴν Πόλιν", (''eis tin Pólin'') meaning "to the city".
5th Nov '15 10:10:22 AM nombretomado
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The state religion is the [[OrthodoxChristianity Greek Orthodox Church]]. About 98% of the population subscribe to this church, according to the 2001 census. In terms of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholics]], most live on the Cyclades and Ionian Islands. There used to a large Jewish presence in Greece, especially in cities like Thessaloníki. Sadly, due to [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany events we all know about]], most Jewish people in Greece were murdered in the 1940s in extermination camps such as Auschwitz. There are now only about 7,500 Jewish people left in Greece.
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The state religion is the [[OrthodoxChristianity [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Greek Orthodox Church]]. About 98% of the population subscribe to this church, according to the 2001 census. In terms of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholics]], most live on the Cyclades and Ionian Islands. There used to a large Jewish presence in Greece, especially in cities like Thessaloníki. Sadly, due to [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany events we all know about]], most Jewish people in Greece were murdered in the 1940s in extermination camps such as Auschwitz. There are now only about 7,500 Jewish people left in Greece.
26th Sep '15 3:54:15 PM nombretomado
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Greece is a democratic state, famous for its history. As AncientGreece, it was the birthplace of democracy, TheSpartanWay (or the [[TropeNamers name source]]), Zeus etc., most of the OlderThanFeudalism tropes still popular in Western fiction (okay, except for all the [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] [[AncientRome and Roman]] ones) and the OlympicGames. In the last case, they were competed naked. No, women weren't allowed to participate (or watch).
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Greece is a democratic state, famous for its history. As AncientGreece, it was the birthplace of democracy, TheSpartanWay (or the [[TropeNamers name source]]), Zeus etc., most of the OlderThanFeudalism tropes still popular in Western fiction (okay, except for all the [[Literature/TheBible biblical]] [[AncientRome and Roman]] ones) and the OlympicGames.UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. In the last case, they were competed naked. No, women weren't allowed to participate (or watch).
5th Sep '15 7:16:58 PM nombretomado
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Greece is a member of the [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European Union]] since 1981 and of {{Main/NATO}} since 1952.
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Greece is a member of the [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European Union]] since 1981 and of {{Main/NATO}} {{UsefulNotes/NATO}} since 1952.
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