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  Greece Culture: Information about the culture of Greece and the Greek Islands
Greece is a country of a great interests and diverse cultures, influenced by its location, at the junction between the East and the West and by the many occupations endured by the Greek people throughout history.
Greeks in Greece and the Greek Islands are particularly proud of their culture, country and speak of it with an intense passion, feeling that their culture is a definition of their national and ethnic belonging.
Greece and Russia are the only countries to have such a proportion of people belonging to the Orthodox Church.
www.greeka.com /greece-culture.htm   (307 words)

 CULTURE OF GREECE : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greece is often referred to as the cradle of Western culture and ancient Athens was considered its centre.
Byzantine Architecture was a building form common throughout Greece from the rise of christianity under Constantine to the fall of the Greek empire of Byzantium in 1453 to the Ottoman Turks.
Greece (as well as Cyprus), also polled as, ostensibly, one of the most religious countries in Europe, according to Eurostat; however, while the church is guaranteed respect as a moral and cultural institution, a contrast in religious belief with Protestant northern Europe is more obvious than one with Catholic mediterranean Europe.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Culture_of_Greece   (6045 words)

 Culture of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parthenon in its acropolis is an enduring symbol of Greek culture
Greece is one of the few places in Europe where the day-to-day role of folk dance is sustained.
Greece has a diverse and highly influential musical tradition, with ancient music influencing the Roman Empire, and Byzantine liturgical chants and secular music influencing the Renaissance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Greece   (6085 words)

 GREECE - Culture
The importance being attached to culture by the new administration is highlighted by the Prime Minister’s decision to undertake the office of Minister of Culture personally.
Today, when Greece is seeking to boost its share of the international tourism market, the promotion of Greek culture—ancient and modern—is seen as a valuable component in the bid to attract more visitors.
A significant contribution to the promotion of Greek culture is made by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, which was established in 1975 to honor the memory of the son of the shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
www.unitedworld-usa.com /reports/greece/culture.asp   (681 words)

 Greek Food and Culture
But while the body may subsist on bread, cheese, and olives as rural daily fare, the Greek soul is spiritually nourished by the mystically dazzling landscape of endless blue skies, the clarity of a strong white sun, and the warmth of rustic red earth.
These are the same elements that bore witness to the "Glory of Greece." This included a brilliant span of 200 years from 500-300 B.C.E. when Athens became the light-source of the western world and spawned a plethora of literature, philosophy, mathematics, democracy as well as a sophistication in style of living seldom equaled.
The embers of Greek language and culture that flickered during the Roman domination were fanned to a bright flame during the thousand years after the fall of Rome.
www.food-links.com /countries/greece/greece.php   (1733 words)

 Greece Travel Guide - Travel to Greece
Greece evolution of powerful city-states, especially Athens and Sparta, in the years 800 and 500 BC produced the classical age of Athens which was the most high point of the Grecian civilisation.
The peninsula of Peloponnesos, southern part of Greece, is known both for its picturesque scenery and its history, and is made up of numerous regions that each reagion have their own histories, cultures and appearances.
Greece is known for its beautiful, rugged mountains and sun bleached and unspoiled islands.
www.justgreece.org   (536 words)

 Culture of Greece - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space
Greek culture and identity reflect the shared history and common expectations of all members of the nation-state, but they also reflect an ethnic history and culture that predate the nation-state and extend to Greek people outside the country's borders.
The national identity generally is considered a matter of cultural continuity, with language, religion, democracy, an analytic approach to life, travel, entrepreneurship, cleverness, and personal honor and responsibility as core values that connect contemporary Greeks to the past.
The Orthodox Church of Greece is overseen by the Holy Synod, whose president is the archbishop of Athens.
www.everyculture.com /Ge-It/Greece.html   (6559 words)

 Greece Flag,Greece Map, Greece Culture : SphereInfo.com
Greece History was the Golden Age and the most famous world wide during this period lived the greatest philosophers and mathematicians.
Then, the history of Greece is a succession of various invasions and dominations: the Macedonians formed a strong Empire, followed by the Romans and the Byzantine Empire which ended with the invasion of the Turks.
Deities from other cultures were freely adopted by the Greeks, and through syncretism many gods from other lands throughout the Mediterranean were identified with their Greek counterparts (most notably the Roman gods.) The ancient Greeks also developed a number of mystery religions such as the Eleusinian Mysteries.
www.sphereinfo.com /greece   (738 words)

 About Greece - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
Greece, (Greek: Ελλάδα, older form: Ελλάς, Hellas), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Ellinikí Dimokratía; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is a country in southern Europe on the tip of the Balkan peninsula.
The waters of the Aegean Sea border Greece to the east, and those of the Ionian and Mediterranean Sea to the west and south.
The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years, with its beginnings in Ancient Greece, through the influence of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Greek independence.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/Greece.html   (660 words)

 Culture, Painting and Photography Holidays in Greece
This is Greece, the home of democracy and freedom, the land which gave birth to so many aspects of present day civilization - medicine, mathematics, philosophy, theatre, art and, of course, the Olympic Games, the land where the spirit of Zorba and the music of Theodorakis, soar into the night air.
Greece is a country of immense natural beauty,much of its landscape unchanged since antiquity.
Greece is unique in its endless variety of scenery, architecture and vibrant activity.
www.cultureholidaysingreece.com   (304 words)

 Culture Shock
It depends on many factors, such as how different the culture is to Britain (or your home country) and the tools you need in order to accept that culture.
Culture shock begins when the honeymoon ends - when you have to take off your rose-tinted spectacles and face the real world.
Indeed, culture shock is one of the main reasons that people stop living abroad.
www.livingincrete.net /cultureshock.html   (1465 words)

 MyGreatGreece - Your spot-related photo community of Greece
Greece was submerged in a shallow sea till after the Cretaceous period and throughout the Triassic and Jurassic periods in the geologic past.
Greece was under political and social unrest at that time due to group clashes between the ultra-left and right wings.
Greece is a parliamentary democracy as defined in the country’s new constitution that was adopted in 1975.
www.mygreatgreece.com   (2077 words)

 Economy of Greece, Culture of Greece, Greece History, Greece Flag, History of Greece
Greece is made up of ethnic Greeks who accounts for more than 95 percent of the population.
Till the 1950s, Greece's economy was governed by agriculture but by the beginning of the 20th century, export division of the country began to grow.
Greece Political Map    River Map of Greece    Athens City Map    Athens Profile    Country Profile of Greece    Flag of Greece   
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/greece1.html   (415 words)

 Greece-Hellenic Culture
The monarchy of Greece was rejected in 1974, and since, Greece has been a republic with its own constitution, adopted June 11, 1975.
Greece is ruled by the chief of state, President Konstandinos Stephanopolous, who has been in office since March 10, 1995.
Greece has a variety of political parties, but the PASOK and the New Democracy influence GreeceÕs government the most.
www.east-buc.k12.ia.us /02_03/Cul/Greece/greece.htm   (1127 words)

 Horizon - Culture - Weird Greece - Index
Greece is a country with thousands of years of history.
Ancient prophecies and predictions through the communication with the souls of the dead and a cleansing dark ceremony that was leading to the catharsis.
Ann accound of the vampire legends in Greece from the The Journal of American Folklore.
www.geocities.com /horizonculture/weird.html   (593 words)

 Modern Greek Culture and traditions of Greece
Civilisation: The location of Greece on the crossroads of 3 continents has had a dramatic effect on the Greek civilisation and culture.
As a result, the Greeks took many elements from all these ancient civilisations around them, adapting the ones that were close to their nature and way of life whilst the remaining elements served to further develop and move them forward, like the development of astronomy, sculpture and architecture.
This is a general information blog about Greece and not a political forum, so I had to remove the posts of 'ostwaldo' and 'just a Greek'.
www.in2greece.com /blog/2008/01/modern-greece-culture-greek-traditions.html   (1544 words)

 __/ Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations \__
Man deprived of his cultural identity is destitute, cut off his natural cultural habitat, he is unable to understand phenomena relating to his progressive development.
Greece took the initiative for the proposal of this Resolution, in an effort to signify the important need for the protection of cultural heritage.
When we are capable of tracing the cultural outline of each nation, through the repatriation of antiquities unlawfully removed, we provide for solid foundations not just for the present, but also for posterity and future generations.
www.greeceun.org /greeceun/content/Document.aspx?d=3&rd=12106234&f=1367&rf=1171283046&m=2721&rm=19676641&l=1   (862 words)

 Greece holidays. Culture of Greece. Archaeological and museums
Civilization is the sum total of the material and cultural achievements of a group of people.
Culture and arts are two concepts that are closely interwoven, as art is the characteristic expression of the culture of a given period.
Little is known to date about the Paleolithic period in Greece, but quite a lot about the subsequent Neolithic period (7th – 4th millennia B.C. approximately) and its civilization, which is found mainly in areas such as Thessaly and Macedonia.
www.greece-travel.gr /culture.htm   (542 words)

 Greece Chamber of Commerce - Town of Greece
Greece is a northwest suburb of Rochester in New York.
Greece offers many cultural opportunities for both performers and audiences, The Greece Performing Arts Society sponsors the Greece Symphony Orchestra, the Greece Choral Society, groups include the Greece Paint Players theater group and the Suburban Rochester Arts Group, which sponsors an annual art show in August.
Greece high schools also contribute to the cultural offerings with a variety of excellent concerts, plays and musicals.
www.greecechamber.org /town_of_greece.htm   (958 words)

 The Culture of Greece: Minoan Myths, Music and Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history of ancient Greece is one of the oldest fields of academic research in history.
Knossos on Crete, one of the most important civilizations in Greek history, was probably the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan culture.
Two important instruments in ancient Greece were the aulos, a double-pipe, double-reed instrument, and the lyre, a plucked string instrument.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/greece/greececulture.htm   (1221 words)

 Study Abroad, Greece
The ways in which Greece has affected and influenced Western civilization are too numerous to count.
After the internal struggle between Spartans and Athenians, all parts of Greece were united under the rule of Alexander the Great and aimed at the defeat of the 'eastern threat' of the Persians.
This period of history saw the establishment of much of what is most familiar about modern Western ways, including the ways in which we use logic to solve problems, the math that is taught in our schools, and the philosophy that provides the underpinnings for the ways in which we see the world.
www.studyabroad.com /greece.html   (614 words)

 Crete Culture and People
EU integration and modernisation has had a huge impact on local culture and attitudes.
Much of the Greek culture revolves around the Greek Orthodox church, which is instrumental in the daily life and cultural traditions of the Cretans and 97% of the population are Greek Orthodox.
It is the custom for the person celebrating their Name Day to host a party or dinner, and treat his friends and family.
www.livingincrete.net /culture.html   (401 words)

 Greece - Greek Language, Culture, Customs and Doing Business Etiquette
98% of the 10.6m population of Greece speak Greek, which is the country's official language.
Greeks are proud of their cultural heritage and their contribution to world civilization.
Religion is integral to life in Greece and is evidenced in the respect for hierarchy and view of the family as a single unit of strength.
www.kwintessential.co.uk /resources/global-etiquette/greece-country-profile.html   (1233 words)

 Culture in Roman Asia Minor: Roman Athletics
Greek culture, their context changed once they were established in Roman culture due to differences in the two societies.
The ancient Greek Olympics were incorporated into Roman culture once Greece became a Roman province in 146 B.C. The Olympics served as inspiration for new forms of athletics in the Roman World.
The spectacles had enormous power and were able to control the masses of people and gain political support for the emperors and politicians.
caleb.wabash.edu /asiaminor/culture/athletics.html   (197 words)

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