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  Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mythical ancestor of the Greeks is the eponymous Hellen.
Greece was gradually conquered by the Ottomans during the 15th century.
Greece also has some Roman Catholics, mainly in the city of Patras and the Cyclades islands of Syros, Paros and Naxos; some Protestants and some Jews, mainly in Thessaloniki (which was once a major Jewish city until the Holocaust).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greece   (4225 words)

 Hellenic Greece Information - TextSheet.com
Hellenic Greece is the ancient civilization of Hellas in what is modern Greece.
Hellenes produced iron in clay-lined stone furnaces with stoppered holes that were positioned on hilltops, in order to make use of winds.
The shift from "Hellenic" to "Hellenistic" represents the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, however scattered geographically, to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of whatever ethnicity, and from the political dominance of the city-state to that of larger monarchies.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/h/he/hellenic_greece.html   (824 words)

 Greece - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greece, formally called the Hellenic Republic (in Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Hellenik√© Demokrat√≠a), is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula.
It is bounded on land by Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the north, to the east by Turkey and the waters of the Aegean Sea and to the west and south by the Ionian and Mediterranean Seas.
Greece became a province of the Roman Empire, but Greek culture would continue to dominate the eastern Mediterranean and when the Empire finally split in two the Eastern or Byzantine Empire, centred on Constantinople, would remain Greek in nature, as well as encompassing Greece itself.
open-encyclopedia.com /Greece   (2331 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
The mainland portion of Greece comprises the regions of Thrace and Macedonia in the N; Epirus, Thessaly (Thessalía), and Central Greece in the central section; and, in the S, the Peloponnesus (Pelopónnisos), a peninsula, which is connected to the rest of the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth.
Education is free and compulsory in Greece for all children between the ages of 6 and 15.
The 1975 constitution of Greece guarantees the right to “freely establish and participate in political parties.” The largest parties in the mid-1990s were the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, known as Pasok; the center-right New Democracy party; the nationalist Political Spring; and the Communist Party of Greece.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/nations/greece.html   (3289 words)

 Greece - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hellenic Republic is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula.
It was this Greece of city-states that established colonies along the Mediterranean, resisted Persian invasions and whose culture would be the basis of Hellenistic civilisation that followed the empire of Alexander the Great.
The Byzantine Empire survived numerous centuries of attacks from the west and east until Constantinople fell in 1453 to the Ottoman Empire.
openproxy.ath.cx /gr/Greece.html   (949 words)

 GN Online: Greece wants Hellenic bids by April 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greece yesterday said it wants binding offers for a 23 per cent stake in the country's largest refiner Hellenic Petroleum to be submitted by April 5.
Greece's Development Ministry has said it plans to wrap up the sale by the end of April.
Hellenic Petroleum controls a 57-per cent domestic market share in refined products and last week said it was venturing into electricity production with the construction of a 390 megawatt northern Greek power plant.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=43303   (207 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Hellenic Greece -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the few naval powers, poor citizens would row the warships (pentekontors[?] and triremes), and the wealthy might command them.
Finally, the two sides fought in the Peloponnesian War, from 431-404 B.C., which involved virtually every state in Greece, including colonies in Asia, Italy, and Sicily.
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www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/he/Hellenic_civilization   (692 words)

 PHR2004 - Greece - Hellenic Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
[5] Greece was the last member of the European Union (EU) to adopt a data protection law and its law was written to directly adopt the EU Data Protection Directive (1995/46/EC).
According to the Hellenic Bank Association, a nonprofit legal entity, that represents banks and other financial institutions operating in Greece and sets codes of banking ethics for its members, there are voluntary standards of confidentiality and banking secrecy that protect customers' financial records.
Other conditions are that the cameras not be set up in such a way that they film the entrances or interiors of homes or that they record the conversations of passers-by, and that there be adequate signposting informing citizens they are entering surveillance areas.
www.privacyinternational.org /article.shtml?cmd[347]=x-347-83520   (3878 words)

 Foundation for Hellenic Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George Rorris was born in Greece and studied painting in Athens from 1982 to 1987.
The Foundation for Hellenic Culture, in collaboration with the General Consulate of Greece, presented Pavlos Samios, one of the foremost contemporary Greek painters, in his first exhibition in the U.S. The exhibition was on view through May 7, 2002.
The Foundation for Hellenic Culture, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture, presented an exhibition of 25 icons and liturgical objects (16th-19th centuries) from the collection of the Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos, Greece.
www.foundationhellenicculture.com /activities.html   (9786 words)

 Hellenic Air Force
The aircraft is currently serving in the Hellenic Air Force as an all weather interceptor with the
The Corsair II is serving the Hellenic Air Force in close air support, ground attack, and bombing operations.
The Artemis 30 was developed during the 1980's in Hellas, to protect all branches of the Armed Forces from medium and low level attack aircraft.
www.hellas.org /military/air_force   (1096 words)

 Information Headquarters: Hellenic Greece
Culture Social divisions were rigid in Hellenic society and slavery was common.
Government The basic unit of Hellenic civilization was the polis, or city-state.
Technology Hellenes produced iron in clay-lined stone furnaces with stoppered holes that were positioned on hilltops, in order to make use of winds.
www.informationheadquarters.com /Physics/Hellenic_civilization.shtml   (813 words)

 Hellenic Studies - Study in Greece - Hellenic Studies
This information, compiled annually by the Princeton University Program in Hellenic Studies, includes contact information for study programs and other opportunities for research, internships, and work in Greece.
The Hellenic Studies office can furnish some information on transatlantic travel to the Mediterranean, as well as travel and accommodation arrangements in Greece.
Students who are in need of financial assistance for their study and research in Greece are encouraged to explore the various sources of funding listed in Financing Study in the Mediterranean.
www.princeton.edu /~hellenic/study_in_greece.html   (464 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Greece - Ellas, Hellas Ellada - Greece Tourism
In ancient times in Greece there have been three main civilizations, the Trojan civilization in Troy, the Cretan or Minoan civilization centered on Crete, and the Helladic or Mycenaean civilization of the Greek mainland.
Greek's victory against the Persian invaders at the beginning of the 5th century strengthens Athens role as the leader of the Greek world and marks the beginning of an epoch that was called "The Golden Age of Pericles" in which Athens became the cradle of democracy itself.
Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/greece.htm   (854 words)

 Greece History - The Bronze Age, Hellenic Greece to Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The beginning of the Bronze Age around 3100 BC is a period of great unrest in Greece, but it also marks the beginning of the region as an important center of civilization.
Even when the Venetians invaded Greece, Crete was spared because they were at a great disadvantage against the islanders who knew the land.
From 1952 to late 1963, Greece was governed by conservative parties -- the Greek Rally of Marshal Alexandros Papagos and its successor, the National Radical Union (ERE) of Constantine Karamanlis.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/greece/greecehistory.htm   (665 words)

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Conflict over the issue of Cyprus led to the collapse of the military junta in 1974 and the establishment of a democratic republic in 1975, following a plebiscite.
Greek literature has not tied itself to fruitless archaism and is part of broader currents of Western literature.
The Greek language is spoken not only by the residents of Greece but also by Greeks who live in other countries, including the USA and Australia.
www.askmytutor.co.uk /g/gr/greece.html   (1213 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between royalist supporters of the king and communist rebels.
Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.
Greece has a capitalist economy with the public sector accounting for about 40% of GDP and with per capita GDP 70% of the leading euro-zone economies.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/gr.html   (1301 words)

 Hellenic Ornithological Society - Birds, birding and conservation in Greece
The Hellenic Ornithological Society is the only Non-Governmental Organization in Greece that deals exclusively with the study and protection of Wild Birds and their Habitats.
It is a Non-Profit Society whose continuous efforts and contributions to the protection of Greece's Natural environment has led it to receive awards both Internationally (1987 Ford European Conservation Award) and Nationally (1993 Academy of Athens-Environmental Protection Award).
Irakleiou 24, GR-106 82, Athens, Greece, Tel/Fax: +30 210 8227937, +30 210 8228704, e-mail: birdlife-gr@ath.forthnet.gr
www.ornithologiki.gr /en/enmain.htm   (137 words)

 The People of Crete - Minoans and Hellenic Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Melina Mercouri, Greece's world-famous actress and cultural ambassador, likewise brought the passion and independence of the Greeks to the movies in "Never on Sunday."
You may notice the term"Hellenic"; is used often in referring to the people of Greece.
Bound on land by Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Albania to the north, to the east by Turkey and the waters of the Aegean Sea and to the west and south by the Ionian and Mediterranean Seas.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/greece/greecepeople.htm   (906 words)

 HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING is a non-governmental International Organization, dedicated to the safeguarding of life and property at sea, the prevention of marine pollution and the quality assurance in industry.
It is to be noted that four super-modern Superfast Ferries, built in Germany and Finland, have been supervised by and classed with HRS dually with ABS.
H.R.S. acts as a consultant to the Hellenic Ministry of Merchant Marine on technical matters and participates as the permanent technical adviser to the Greek IMO Delegation and to other governmental delegations.
www.hrs.gr   (422 words)

 __/ Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Foreign Affairs \__
Reiterating Greece's significant role in the current developments in the Balkans, Prime Minister Karamanlis visited Zagreb, Belgrade and Pristina on the 2nd and 3d of March, 2005 and had a meeting with the Prime Minister of Albania Mr.
Main Objectives of Greek foreign policy with regard to the Black Sea region.Opening address by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr.
Greece's reaction to the crisis that hit S.E. Asia, causing thousands of casualties in human lives and incalculable material damage was immediate, all embracing and effective.
www.mfa.gr   (340 words)

 Greece Facts- Hellenic Students Association (HSA) Greek, Greece at Cornell
Climate: Mild, mostly dry and temperate, though it snows in the mountains and in the north.
The Acropolis: one of the most famous sights in Greece, where stands the magnificent Parthenon.
Epidauros: one of the most well-maintained ancient theatres in Greece.
www.rso.cornell.edu /hellenic/greece/facts.html   (163 words)

 Amnesty International 1998 Annual Report on Greece (the Hellenic Republic)
In March Hara Kalomiri's conviction for “founding and operating a place of private worship for a Buddhist community in Chalkidiki without government permission” (see Amnesty International Report 1997) was confirmed on appeal in Thessaloniki; her sentence was reduced to two months' imprisonment suspended for three years.
In December Amnesty International was informed by the Office of Prime Minister Kostas Simitis that in the opinion of the government, the new law was adequate to safeguard the right to conscientious objection, but that “the experience which practical application of the law provides may lead to possible improvements in the legislation”.
In October Amnesty International expressed concern to the authorities that the prosecution of the four Rainbow members was inconsistent with Greece's obligations under Article 10 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression.
www.amnesty.org /ailib/aireport/ar98/eur25.htm   (1189 words)

 Hellenic Period: 500-300 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
500- 300 BC The Hellenic Period is the "classic" period of Greek culture.
In the period between the defeat of the Persians and the conquests of Alexander the Great, Greece enjoyed a cultural flowering and economic prosperity seldom matched in the ancient world.
Drama, philosophy and sculpture all began or underwent significant refinement in this period.
campus.northpark.edu /history/WebChron/Mediterranean/Hellenic.html   (97 words)

 Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)
Speaker, it is with profound pleasure that I speak today in honor of the 179th Anniversary that marks Greece's declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Even though they were deprived of all of their civil rights during this time they continued to educate their children in their culture, their language, and their religion under the threat of death.
The Hellenic Caucus serves to strengthen the voice of Hellenic Americans in promoting legislation, monitoring and arranging briefings on current events, and disseminating information to all Congressional Members on such important developments as the renewed talks between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, U.S. aid to Greece and Cyprus, and the continued conflict in the Aegean.
www.house.gov /maloney/issues/press/106th/20000327indep.html   (722 words)

 Learn more about Hellenic Greece in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Learn more about Hellenic Greece in the online encyclopedia.
Enter a phrase or search word in the box below.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /h/he/hellenic_greece.html   (912 words)

 Important Bird Areas of Greece - Hellenic Ornithological Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Choose a district from the map and begin your journey to the important bird areas of Greece.
Since then, the Hellenic Ornithological Society has implemented and extensive monitoring and evaluation program for the Important Areas, which led to a review of the areas’ list and an increase in their number from 113 to 196.
These 196 areas of the new list are presented in the new book Important Bird Areas of Europe, published in 2000.
www.ornithologiki.gr /en/sppe/enper.htm   (126 words)

 ELKE Hellenic Center for Investment - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hellenic Center for Investment (ELKE) is the national investment agency responsible for promoting, attracting and supporting foreign direct investment into Greece.
After years of benign neglect, golf in Greece is b..
The investment landscape is changing rapidly in Gr..
www.elke.gr   (158 words)

 Hellenic realty : Real estate in Greece, properties for sale : houses, apartments, villas, plots of land and hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hellenic realty : Real estate in Greece, properties for sale : houses, apartments, villas, plots of land and hotels
Hellenic Realty is a Licensed Real Estate Agency, member of the Athens Realtors' Association, which specializes in marketing abroad properties for sale in Greece.
Our close collaboration with local lawyers, notaries, accountants, skilled architects and builders allows us to provide our clients with full services and assist them in each step of the purchase procedure.
www.hellenic-realty.com   (158 words)

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