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  ninemsn Encarta - Greek Language
Greek Language, language of the people of Greece, embracing the early, Attic, Hellenistic, Byzantine, and modern periods.
Prehistoric peoples who migrated from Central and northern Asia to the more fertile lands to the south settled in various sections of Greece, in each of which a distinct dialect arose; the four main dialects were Arcado-Cyprian, Doric, Aeolic, and Ionic.
Phonetically the two are identical, both varying from Ancient Greek principally in the substitution of stress for pitch in accented syllables and in the altered pronunciation of vowels and diphthongs.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552508/Greek_Language.html   (1688 words)

 The History of Greek Shipping
The maritime tradition of the Greeks and their high degree of seamanship is primarily due to what the Greeks achieved during the historic period; in other words, during the rise, the strengthening and the dominance of the city-states and the development of the fleet and/or the merchant marine of each.
Greeks were by far the biggest majority in the population of Byzantium, they had retained their influence on this eastern part of the Roman Empire and thus were again able to expand and further develop their activities in shipping, and to create once more a long period of maritime history.
We have seen the perseverance of the Greek people and their compulsive urge to continue a life at sea during the occupation, and from the 18th century a new Greek merchant marine re-emerges, although the people were still not free.
www.greece.org /poseidon/work/articles/polemis_one.html   (8713 words)

 Greek American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Greek known to have arrived on U.S. soil was a man named Don Theodoro, who landed on Florida with the Narváez expedition in 1528 [1][2].
By 1890, there were almost 15,000 Greeks living in the U.S. Immigration picked up in the 1890s, mostly because of the displacement caused by the hardships of Ottoman rule, the Balkan Wars and World War I.
Greeks again began to arrive in large numbers after 1945, fleeing the economic devastation caused by World War II and the Greek Civil War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek-American   (988 words)

 Greek Slaves - History for Kids!
This was because the Greeks had no money to pay workers with (until the Archaic period), and because they had no clocks (to measure how long somebody had worked).
People who were slaves could not marry or raise children without their owner’s permission.
Greek and Roman Slavery, by Thomas Wiedemann (1989).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/people/slaves.htm   (765 words)

 Greek migration
The phenomenon of migration is interlinked with the Greek psyche.
The first massive migration of Greek people, around 1100 -1000 BC was the result of the descent of the Dorians who displaced the earlier inhabitants of Greece, the Mycenaeans.
The influence of the Greeks upon the Italian indigenous population is significant.
www.arafura.net.au /greeksnt/migration.html   (705 words)

 Greek-American -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
According to the 2000 U.S. (A period count of the population) Census Report, there were 1,153,295 people of Greek heritage living in the United States that year.
The first Greek known to have arrived on U.S. soil was a man named Don Theodoro, who landed on Florida with the (additional info and facts about Narváez expedition) Narváez expedition in 1528.
By 1866 the community was numerous and prosperous enough to have a Greek (Diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul) consulate and the first (additional info and facts about Greek Orthodox) Greek Orthodox church in the United States.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/greek-american1.htm   (1665 words)

 Sangeet Mahal : The Music Greats
Uneducated orphans and people caring for widowed relatives were forced to leave their homes and become bricklayers or housemaids, living in unhealthy and oppressive circumstances.
The villages and islands were places of poverty, and the Asia Minor people became refugees, sharing their misery with the poor of mainland Greeks in the crowded and unhealthy conditions of Athens and Thessaloniki.
The 105 songs adapted by Greeks in the 1960s might be considered an exchange for the astronomy, medicine, sculpture, and minting that the Indians learned from the Greeks in the Hellenistic years.
www.sangeetmahal.com /journal_hindi_films_greece.asp   (5347 words)

In the Mycenean age, the Greeks lived in small, war-oriented kingdoms, but for reasons unknown to us, they abandoned their cities and their kingdoms sometime between 1200 and 1100 BC.
   The most common form of government in the Greek city-states was oligarchy, or "rule by a few." The oligarchs were almost always drawn from the noble classes or from the wealthiest citizens of the state ("rule by the wealthy" is called a timocracy), but a variety of oligarchic forms were invented in the eighth century.
The Greeks believed that the tyrants were illegitimate usurpers of political power; they seem, however, to have had in many cases popular support.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/GLOSSARY/POLIS.HTM   (1092 words)

 Greek Myths - History for Kids!
And people may tell one story in one situation, and a different story in a different situation, whatever seems to fit.
Here are some of the stories that people told in Ancient Greece, and some of the reasons why they might have told these stories and not other ones.
To help you relate one story to another, here are some of the ways that the Greeks thought their gods were related.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/religion/greekrelig.htm   (366 words)

 AllRefer.com - Greece : Land and People, Greece (Greek Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Greek people are only partly descended from the ancient Greeks, having mingled through the ages with the numerous invaders of the Balkans.
The Greek Orthodox Church is the established church of the country, and it includes the great majority of the population.
The Greek primate is the archbishop of Athens, who recognizes the Ecumenical Patriarch of Istanbul.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Greece-land-and-people.html   (315 words)

 Short Synopsis of the Pontian-Greek History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The predominance of the Greek cities in the political life of the region becomes apparent by the reaction of the local people who took over Greek culture and Greek thinking out of their own will.
The impact of the Greek culture on the indigenous people remained strong and helped to develop their social and cultural systems.
Pontians living in the territory of the former Soviet Union are still estimated to be half a million people who stick to their Pontian-Greek traditions to the extent as that is permitted by the Commonwealth of Independent States.
www.pontos.org /englsh/istoria/fotiad1.htm   (899 words)

 Website of Congressman Chris Van Hollen :: Speech :: Greek Independence Day
And it was not accidental that many of the Greek leaders of the 1821 revolution, turned to America for inspiration as they were embarking in their struggle for freedom.
You have certainly began at the right end towards preparing them [the Greek people] for the great object they are now contending for, by improving their minds and qualifying them for self-government.
The people of the Republic of Cyprus, Greeks and Turks and all others, should be given more active support by our great nation in their efforts to reunite the island and get rid of the occupying forces.
www.house.gov /apps/list/speech/md08_vanhollen/greekindependence.html   (1802 words)

 Corfu for all - Those wonderful Greek People
They are a very generous people and they do not expect any return from their generosity other than a friendship very few of them find.
I have been informed by a very irate Greek person that the reason the parking meters were removed was because they were put up illegally and were enforced by private collectors.
At least one Greek gentleman has just realised that maybe severing all ties with their Royal past was not such a good idea after all.
www.eagless.demon.co.uk /igreeksp.htm   (2503 words)

 Greek Evidence on the Authenticity of Macedonians
The Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece had good diplomatic and neighborly relations in the past, although certain Greek people regarded the Macedonian state a thorn in their flesh and occasionally some extreme blabbermouth could be heard uttering epithets like the State of Skopje or the Skopje Cancer.
Furthermore, since the Greek people do not really believe in the mythical origin of the name of Macedonia, a new explanation is being forced; namely that the root of the name, mak- is of Doric origin and means 'long' or 'tall' and its derivatives, Makednos or Makedanos, mean 'tall people'.
In his longer article 'The Epopee from 1912 to 1913', the Greek academician Spiros Melas expresses his astonishment that the Macedonian population did not extend a welcome to the Greek army when it marched through Macedonia, pretending to be 'the liberator' during the Balkan Wars.
www.gate.net /~mango/GR_evidence_H_Andonovski.htm   (3788 words)

 Greek culture, history and people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Greek people are renowned for their hospitality and generosity to foreigners, although nowadays it is perhaps harder to find than it used to be.
Nevertheless, Greece is still one of the few places where you may be invited into a local's home and given a meal, or where they may wish to take you out and treat you for a meal.
Greek people do not normally celebrate birthdays, although it is becoming more popular now for the person whose birthday it is, to treat his guests.
www.sailing-yacht-charter-greece.com /greece/greek_culture.html   (576 words)

 Greek People - History for Kids!
The Greeks had a general tendency to divide the world into pairs of things, one opposed to the other.
One important way is to divide people from animals: the Greeks said that people were different from animals because animals ate their food raw, and people ate theirs cooked (that is, people know how to use fire).
But certainly there were slaves and free people in all the Greek city-states, and the Greeks felt that the difference was an important one.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/people   (466 words)

 Ebersol: Open Letter to Greek People
The Greek people did more than just prove the naysayers wrong by hosting impeccably organized and safe Games in which the athletes took center stage.
As the longest-standing television and financial partner of the Athens Olympic Games, we at NBC have so many to thank for staging an Olympics that will long be remembered for their joy and peace, warmth and friendliness, sportsmanship and inspiration.
The principles of democracy, so important to the Greek people, were evident in the spirit of his entire administration, especially in Fanni Palli-Petralia, the alternate minister of culture who played such a key role in the successful operation of the Athens Games.
www.helleniccomserve.com /ebersol.html   (403 words)

 Greek Colonization - People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Her research interests include the archaeology of culture-contact (particularly Greek 'colonization'), exchange, technology (especially relating to the adoption of iron) and landscape.
A monograph, A Theory of Greek Colonisation: EIA Thrace and initial Greek contacts is in preparation for publication by CUP.
Carrie Roth-Murray is completing her doctoral thesis entitled ‘An Investigation into the Nature and Representation of Authority for the Etruscans, during the Orientalising and Archaic Periods’, at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, under the supervision of Prof Ruth Whitehouse and Dr Todd Whitelaw.
www.classics.cam.ac.uk /gced/people.html   (603 words)

 Greek People:1559346450:Robert B. Kebric:eCampus.com
Greek People, 2nd Edition, is an insightful introduction to the world of ancient Greece from Homer to the Hellenistic Age.
Extracts from original sources such as Hesiod, the lyric poets, Herodotus, and records from the Athenian law courts profile a wide variety of Greek people -- some famous, many little known but well worth singling out.
The 2nd edition includes an improved and expanded illustration program, an extensive updated bibliography, additional and redrawn maps, and new material on Alexander and Philip, married life, women, Greek humor, and views on old age in ancient Greek society.
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=1559346450b   (95 words)

 Greek Folk Music and Dance - Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
First, dancing is a part of the celebration of the important occasions in the lives of the Greek people; it is an important part of weddings, baptisms, name day (Saint's day) celebrations, and all religious holidays.
In fact, each time the Greeks dance, the dance is different in some way from the way it was done before, or from the way it may be done in the future.
Thus, Greek dances are also used ritualistically for those "rites of passage" which mark important occasions in the lives of the Greek people.
www.greekfolkmusicanddance.com /folkdances.html   (1507 words)

 Greek People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Although the Ancient Greeks lived about three thousand year ago, we know a lot about their lives.
Many aspects of Greek culture survived and were passed down through the generations of the modern world.
The Greeks can be said to have started Western Civilization because their acheivements in the arts, the sciences, and government have been dominant influences on Western Civilization.
www.newton.mec.edu /bigelow/classroom/lequire/greek_people1.htm   (122 words)

Many people wonder why the founders of the Hellenic Democracy have chosen the symbols, patterns and colors that appear on the National Flag of Greece.
The Greek Square Cross that rests on the upper left-side ofthe flag and occupies one fourth of the total area demonstrates the respect and the devotion the Greek people have for the Greek Orthodox Church and signifies the important role of Christianity in the formation of the modern Hellenic Nation.
During the dark years of the Ottoman rule, the Greek Orthodox Church helped the enslaved Greeks to retain their cultural characteristics: the Greek language, the Byzantine religion and generally the Greek ethnic identity, by the institution of the Crypha Scholia (hidden schools).
www.nafpaktos.com /colors_of_the_flag.htm   (470 words)

 The Biblical Greek Mailing List (B-Greek)
The Greek language of the Bible and related texts such as the Greek OT(Septuagint/LXX), Koiné Greek texts illustrative of the practice of speakers and writers of Greek in the NT era, Patristic Greek texts, etc.
Resources for teaching and learning (Biblical) Greek: lexica, grammars, morphological charts, web-sites, discussion-lists, etc. — including answers to questions raised by beginners, whether they are working their own way through a Greek textbook or studying Greek formally in schools.
Questions about Greek textual variants bearing on the interpretation of a particular passage may be appropriate (but not general discussion of textual criticism itself — for which there is a special list of its own; if you are interested, you can find more information at http://rosetta.atla-certr.org/TC/TC-main.html#tc-list.
www.ibiblio.org /bgreek   (1233 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
I believe that some people object to what it is called (in >this case "Macedonian"), possibly on the premise that such a name >should express the geographical location of the speakers of the >language.
Some time ago some smart people proposed a test for checking whether there is a computer or a human on the other side of a communication line: if the answers to unpredictable quiestions were short and variations of a same one, than a case for a computer replyer can be made.
Anyways the theory about Macedonians not being Greek is about the people that lived in Macedonia and not the Higher class of the people who beleived that being Greek those years was an advantage for their politics in the area.
www.b-info.com /places/Macedonia/republic/news/94-07/94-07-27.dig   (3361 words)

 Greek Travel Pages - Travelling to Greece information
• The official language is Greek (spoken by 99% of the population).
The average annual rainfall in the Greek capital, Athens, is 400 mm.
Citizens of all other countries should contact the nearest Greek Consulate office or the Greek Embassy in order to be properly informed on visa requirements.
www.gtp.gr /travelinfo.asp   (1517 words)

Many of the Greek myths that we know today were first recorded by the poets Homer and Hesiod in the 8th century BC.
They married, had children, fought with each other, and generally acted like the Greek people they ruled.
People thought that the gods would treat them well if they brought offerings of grain or animals to these temples.
www.carlos.emory.edu /ODYSSEY/GREECE/myth.html   (294 words)

 Greek painters. Modern Greek painters - Greek people. Parthenis, Maleas
Greek painters are classified into modern art by discovering their own way to impressionist, expressionist, abstract style.
The interest of Greek painters changes from historical representations to Greek landscapes with an emphasis on light and colours so much abundant in Greece.
The period of 1930’s was a landmark for the Greek painters, with Yiannis Tsarouchis, Yiannis Moralis, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Spyros Vassileiou, Alekos Kontopoulos (introduced abstraction in Greek paintings) and Spyros Papaloukas coming into the limelight of Greek Art.
www.yannisstavrou.gr /greekpainters-3.htm   (225 words)

 NCLG: Why Study Greek?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Greek thought kindled the spirit of the Renaissance, and the Greek language provided the bases for many modern technical vocabularies, including the vocabularies of most of the sciences.
People tend to forget it, but that is why our country initiated public education: to provide for a smart, informed, intellectually energetic citizenry.
In the past two years students prepared in Greek at OU have been accepted to graduate study at Yale Divinity School, Ohio State, the University of California at Berkeley, Chicago, Toronto, Kentucky, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--and all have been awarded large grants, fellowships, or teaching assistantships.
www.promotelatin.org /greek.htm   (2045 words)

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