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  Hellenic Greece Information - TextSheet.com
Hellenes produced iron in clay-lined stone furnaces with stoppered holes that were positioned on hilltops, in order to make use of winds.
Hellenic civilization reached the peak of its power duing the 5th century BC.
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)

 Speros Vryonis. Byzantine Civilization, a World Civilization / Сервер восточноевропейской ...
Inasmuch as the Byzantine Empire was destroyed by the military conquests of the Ottoman Empire, traditional historians have assumed that Byzantium died and with it its civilization.
Hellenism in much of its formal expression had given priority to human logic in the comprehension and resolution of man's relations to man, nature, and the superhuman.
In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, this Slavonized Byzantine civilization appeared in Serbia; in the eleventh century it had appeared and spread in Kiev, and in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries it was to shape the politico-cultural life of the Rumanian principalities.
archaeology.kiev.ua /pub/vryonis.htm   (4690 words)

 American Conservative Union Foundation
In the Hellenic civilization it was the philosophical movement culminating with Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle that raised to the level of the consciousness this new understanding of the nature of men and their relations to ultimate things.
Further, Hellenic civilization developed in its youth under the looming influence of the great cosmological civilizations of the East, and when the aridity of its inherited pantheon drove men to search further, the mystery religions which arose were saturated through and through with Eastern concepts.
The history of Western civilization is the history of the struggle to carry forward its insight of tension, both against the remaining inherited traumas of the cosmological attitude in its social structure and in its intellectual outlook and against the continuing recrudescence of Utopianism.
acuf.org /issues/issue3/040107news.asp   (2465 words)

 Ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the modern Greek school-books, "ancient times" is a period of about 1000 years (from the catastrophe of Mycenae until the conquest of the country by the Romans) that is divided in four periods, based on styles of art as much as culture and politics.
Ancient Greek civilization has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, art and architecture of the modern world, particularly during the Renaissance in Western Europe and again during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and The Americas.
Marble statuette from the Cycladic islands, 3000 BC The Greeks are believed to have migrated southward into the Greek peninsula in several waves beginning in the late 3rd millennium BC, the last being the Dorian invasion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hellenic_civilization   (3316 words)

 Bring on the Empire, Episode II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Toynbee classified Western Civilization and its American offshoot as one civilization that was the child of the Hellenic (Greek and Roman) Civilization.
The expansion of the Hellenic Civilization throughout the Mediterranean Basin and through parts of Asia to India took place after the civilization had already met its crisis and could not resolve it.
The Roman Empire was the universal state for the Hellenic Civilization, but it was not the first attempt at consolidation and expansion to the farthest limits the civilization could bear.
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Distinctive Features.The fact that Aegean civilization is distinguished from all others, prior or contemporary, not only by its geographical area, but by leading organic characteristics, has never been in doubt, since its remains came to be studied seriously and impartially.
The latter do, indeed, exist in the case of the Cretan civilization and in great numbers; but (hey are undeciphered and likely to remain so, except in the improbable event of the discovery of a long bi-lingual text, partly couched in some familiar script and language.
Tiryns and Hissarlik, other communities of the early race began to arrive at civilization, but were naturally influenced by the more advanced culture of Crete, in proportion to their nearness of vicinity.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AE/AEGEAN_CIVILIZATION.htm   (6280 words)

 Distinctive Features Of Hellenic Civilization
Now this Greek civilization that we find growing up in South Italy and Greece and Asia Minor in the seventh century B. C., is a civilization differing in many important respects from the two great civilized systems whose growth Vowels were less necessary for the expression of a Semitic language.
These civilizations grew through long ages where they are found; they grew slowly about a temple life out of a primitive agriculture; priest kings and god kings consolidated such early city states into empires.
The civilizations of Egypt, Sumeria, China, and no doubt North India, all began in a number of independent city states, each one a city with a few miles of dependent agricultural villages and cultivation around it, but out of this phase they passed by a process of coalescence into kingdoms and empires.
www.oldandsold.com /articles32n/history-outline-96.shtml   (1151 words)

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HELLENIC HUMANISM AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY by John J. Mulloy There is a striking contrast between two traditions of humanism which have challenged each other throughout the course of the history of Western culture, and indeed of Hellenic culture before that.
Nothing can do away with this ineffaceable difference...the bent of Hellenism is to follow, with flexible activity, the whole play of the universal order, to be apprehensive of missing any part of it, or sacrificing one part to another....An unclouded clearness of mind, an unimpeded play of thought, is what this best drives at.
Now the triumph of Hebraism over Hellenism by the conversion of the ancient world to Christianity is not seen by Arnold, the humanist sympathetic to Christianity, as being a bad thing, as being merely the enchainment of the human mind, as many secularists like to portray it.
www.ewtn.com /library/HOMELIBR/HELLHUM.TXT   (2702 words)

 Ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some writers include the periods of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations (from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC), while others argue that these civilizations, while Greek-speaking, were so different from later Greek cultures that they should be classed separately.
In the 8th century BC Greece began to emerge from the Dark Ages which followed the fall of the Mycenaean civilisation.
As colonization was bound to exhaust the supply of desirable territory, first Crete, then in short order the other Greek city-states, adopted the formal practice of pederasty, in an effort to find a permanent solution to the problem of overpopulation.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hellenic_civilization   (3191 words)

 UofM: Centre for Hellenic Civilization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hellenism and Hellenic culture have had a profound impact on our civilization in a broad spectrum of spheres, ranging from art, social, political, and economic organization, to philosophy, law, medicine, and science.
The University of Manitoba Centre for Hellenic Civilization is the only university Centre in Canada dedicated to the study of Greek civilization.
Its mission is to focus, develop, and sustain research, teaching, and public education on Hellenism, with particular emphasis on the impact of ancient, medieval, and modern Hellenic civilization on contemporary society.
www.umanitoba.ca /faculties/arts/classics/chc   (85 words)

 ORTHODOX and EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION. "Hellenism v. Frankism"
Nor was this the ideal of ancient Hellenic culture and civilization.
Hellenic anthropocentric (human-centered) Humanism is transformed into Theanthropism (God-humanism) and its ideal is now the creation of Saints, Holy people who have reached the state of theosis (deification).
The second is to be conscious of the superiority of the Orthodox culture, as opposed to ancient Hellenic culture; ancient Hellenic culture is baptized and reborn.
www.romanity.org /mir/me04en.htm   (981 words)

 MYTHS OF CRETE AND PRE-HELLENIC EUROPE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the first two chapters the story of European civilization is carried back to remote Palæolithic times, the view having been urged, notably by Mosso, that a connection existed between the civilization of the artistic cave-dwellers in France and Spain, and that of the Island of Minos.
It is shown that these civilizations were not, however, contemporary, but separated by thousands of years, and that in accounting for close resemblances the modern dogma of independent evolution is put to a severe test.
Cretan civilization has not yet been rendered articulate, for its script remains a mystery, but of late years a flood of light has been thrown upon it by the archæologists, among whom Sir Arthur Evans is pre-eminent.
www.pos1.info /c/clamoc.htm   (19425 words)

 Myths of Crete Intro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In this volume it is shown that the myths and legends preserved in the works of various classical writers regarding the sources of Grecian culture were well founded, and that the traditions of the "Heroic Age" did not have origin in the imaginations of poets and dramatists.
The discovery that Crete was the birth-place of Ægean civilization, which radiated in the pre-Hellenic times throughout Europe--"the little leaven that leavened the whole lump"--does not, however, set a limit to the work of research, or solve all the problems which are involved.
But the geologists have established beyond a shadow of doubt that the civilization of which this art is an eloquent expression must be assigned to the latter part of the Pleistocene period, when the reindeer roamed through the valleys of France.
www.earth-history.com /Greece/Myths/mckenzie-intro.htm   (9882 words)

 Greek Civilization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Extremely significance for the development of the Hellenic civilization was the isolation of the Greek world because the surrounding civilizations in the eastern Mediterranean had been reduced by invasions and internal problem.
During this period the Hellenic civilization was evolving and rising to become a dominance force throughout the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas.
The central institution in the evolution of the classical Greek civilization, the key to its essence, was the polis.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /WestCivI/favorite.htm   (192 words)

 Mediterranean Civilizations to AD500
Hellenic (classical culture): adopted and adapted by the Macedonians; a key element in Hellenistic civilization; adopted and adapted by the Romans; and the cultural context for the birth of Christianity.
It was a blend of Greek culture with the old oriental cultures of Egypt and the Near East; from this interaction emerged a cultural synthesis that not inspired major achievements in the arts, in science, and in philosophy but also provided the intellectual and social context in which Christianity was born.
Characterized by succession crises; civil war (between 235-284, there were 22 emperors, and all but two were murdered); economic hardship, including declining production, inflation, and high taxes; threats on Rome's frontiers from the Goths and others; and the growing popularity and spread of Christianity.
www.uncp.edu /home/rwb/lecture_med_civ.htm   (3081 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Hellenic Greece -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wealthier individuals might fight as cavalry, and poorer ones as peltasts[?], archers, or slingers[?], but these were not very important in Hellenic militaries until fairly late.
In the few naval powers, poor citizens would row the warships (pentekontors[?] and triremes), and the wealthy might command them.
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www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/he/Hellenic_civilization   (692 words)

 Ancient Greecek - Ancient Greece Art
This is known as the period between the fall of the Mycenean civilization and the readoption of writing in the eighth or seventh century B.C. After the Trojan Wars the Mycenaeans went through a period of civil war and invasions.
Hellenic civilization reached the peak of its power during the 5th century BC.
This represents the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, 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.huntfor.com /arthistory/ancient/anc_greek.htm   (1583 words)

 Web Greece Traveler - Ancient Macedonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Macedonia constitutes the northern cradle of the Hellenic civilisation, and its history, just as that of the rest of Hellas, is covered by the mist of prehistory.
The fact that ancient Macedonians belonged to the Hellenic world is no longer disputed, for this is proved by new finds (excavations, inscriptions, etc.), linguistic research and, most importantly, the spread of the Hellenic language and civilisation to all the then known world by the Macedonians of Alexaner the Great.
From the 18th century, the economic and social rise of the Hellenic element began in Macedonia, resulting in the prevalence of the Hellenic intellectual and cultural influence in the area, in all the communities of the Rums (Orthodox Christians) as well as in those of the Slavs.
www.web-greece.gr /macedoniahistory.htm   (2260 words)

 Future of Hellenism in America
The Hellenic civilization has been defined through the centuries by such common elements as: language, religion, history, customs, traditions and institutions and by intense identification of its people as Hellenes.
As allies of Western Democracies, the Hellenes fought in World War I and II, at El Alamein, Italy, Korea and the Gulf and defeated the Communist upheaval in the cold war, which was highly symbolic for the birthplace of Democracy.
Even in America Hellenic Culture and Heritage are under siege, from the recent fad of "Multiculturalism", of "Global Education" and of "Cultural Inclusion".
members.aol.com /chicagohapa/Hellenism_in_America.htm   (1622 words)

 Elafonisos - History
The first Hellenic civilization of Elafonisos is in same period with the first Cycladic and the first minoan civilization and Mr.
Is one of the greatest periods of the civilization of Peloponisos and Greece.
A civilization of 4000 years was destroyed and Elafonisos will be deserted and uninhabited for hundred years.
www.laconia.org /Elaf_history.htm   (2370 words)

 Hellenic Studies at NYU
The Program in Hellenic Studies provides students with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of the language, literature, history, and politics of post-classical Greece.
One of the leading centers in the United States for the study of Hellenism, the Onassis Program includes a diverse faculty drawn from a variety of disciplines.
The University's Bobst Library is home to two special endowed collections of Hellenic Studies: the Papamarkou Library of Byzantine and Medieval Greek Books, and the Vardinoyannis Library of Hellenic Civilization.
www.nyu.edu /pages/onassis   (150 words)

 Commentary Magazine - Hellenism, by Arnold J. Toynbee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
...his historical diagnosis is that Hellenic civilization floundered because of pride, the Greeks of the 5th century B.C.E...
...and it had died of the Hellenes' own failure to respond to a challenge with which they had been confronted as far back in their history as the 5th century B.C...
...What distinguishes the Hellenic experiment in Humanism is that it was the most whole-hearted and uncompromising practice of man-worship that is on record up to date...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V29I1P83-1.htm   (2426 words)

The primary purpose for the establishment of the Hellenic Society of USF is to promote the Hellenic culture and heritage and to educate its members, USF students, and the Tampa Bay community at large, regarding the various aspects of ancient and modern Greek (Hellenic) civilization.
The President of the Hellenic Society should be in active communication and partnership with the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture, since there is partial overlapping in the purpose of the two organizations.
The members of the Hellenic Society of USF have the right to watch the election procedures and be present during the counting of the ballots.
web.usf.edu /~hellenic/FrameConstitution.htm   (1282 words)

 Multiculturalism in History: Hellenic and Roman Antiquity
Ancient Mediterranean civilization is worth examining for another reason as well, namely, that it is an example of a culture remote, in time at least, from the modern West and therefore can serve as a test case of the proposition that non-Western cultures have been less ethnocentric and more hospitable to multiculturalism than our own.
The Greeks and the other ancient Mediterranean civilizations were not either racist or anti-racist, multiculturalist or chauvinist; and in any case the category of multiculturalism is a late-twentieth-century American invention which cannot be applied to the ancient world without causing confusion.
Greek civilization was culturally dominant but politically weak, and members of a dominant but demoralized culture do not initiate multicultural encounters which imply their taking the other seriously rather than taking from him what they themselves need.
www.worldagesarchive.com /Reference_Links/Multiculturalism_in_History.htm   (8713 words)

 The Modern Magazine for Persian Celebrations, Cuisine, Culture & Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A thorough historical research, however, indicates that the first global university was possibly founded in the city of Jundishapur in the present-day province of Khuzistan, southwest of Iran, and not far from the Karun River.
As far as the history of civilization is concerned there were three main civilizations in the ancient world.
Persian civilization developed on the plateau of Iran after 1000 BC and Included Median, Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires and their culture combined Mesopotamian and Indo-European elements.
www.persianmirror.com /community/2005/opinion/opinionMSN2.cfm   (1048 words)

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