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  History of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hellenistic period of Greek history begins with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and ends with the annexation of the Greek peninsula and islands by Rome in 146 BC.
Philip's allies in Greece deserted him and in 179 he was decisively defeated at the Battle of Cynoscephalae by the Roman proconsul Titus Quinctius Flaminius.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, in a series of wars with the Ottomans, Greece sought to enlarge its boundaries to include the ethnic Greek population of the Ottoman Empire, slowly growing in territory and population until it reached its present configuration in 1947.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Greece   (6313 words)

  
 Greece on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Greece's changing political landscape: although national elections are still a year and half off, po...
In the Balkan Wars (1912-13) Greece obtained SE Macedonia and W Thrace; the frontier with newly independent Albania gave a larger part of Epirus to Greece, but neither country was satisfied, and the area remained in dispute until 1971, when Greece, at least temporarily, dropped its claims to N Epirus.
In 1954, Greece signed an alliance with Turkey and Yugoslavia, but friction with Turkey (and also with Great Britain) soon arose over the sovereignty of Cyprus, the majority of whose population is ethnically Greek, and continued after Cyprus became independent in 1960.
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 History of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Greece was proclaimed a republic in 1924, but George II returned to the throne in 1935.
Greece's entry into World War II was precipitated by the Italian invasion on October 28, 1940.
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.historyofnations.net /europe/greece.html   (976 words)

  
 Greece: history to 1919 - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Greece: history to 1919   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Much of Greece was temporarily lost by the Byzantines to Slavonic invaders in the 7th and 8th centuries, but was later recovered.
During the 14th and 15th centuries Greece fell under the rule of the Ottoman Turks (see Turkey: history to 1923), the conquest being complete by 1460.
In 1913 George I of Greece was assassinated by a fanatic, and was succeeded by his son, Constantine I.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Greece:+history+to+1919   (1117 words)

  
 brief history greece
Greece was proclaimed a republic in 1924, but George II returned to the throne in 1935, and a plebiscite in 1946 upheld the monarchy.
That date is celebrated in Greece by the one-word reply--ochi ("no")--symbolizing the Greek Prime Minister's rejection of the surrender demand made by Mussolini.
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.nafpaktos.com /brief_history.htm   (1194 words)

  
 Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: History of Ancient Greece
Experience shows that such a sketch is apt to resolve itself into the history of a few grea movements confine itself, at any rate for the greater part of the period dealt with, to the history of Greece in the narrower sense i.e.
In Greece they are newcomers, a conquering class comparable to the Norman invaders of England or Ireland~ and like them they have acquired the language of their subjects in the course of a few generations.
History seems to show that it is idle for a state to aspire to naval supremacy unless it possesses a great commercial marine.
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 History of Ancient Greece - Crystalinks
The period from 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is described in History of Mycenaean Greece known for the reign of King Agamemnon and the wars against Troy as narrated in the epics of Homer.
Greece was divided into many small self-governing communities, a pattern dictated by Greek geography, where every island, valley and plain is cut off from its neighbors by the sea or mountain ranges.
As Greece recovered economically, its population grew beyond the capacity of its limited arable land, and from about 750 BC the Greeks began 250 years of expansion, settling colonies in all directions.
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 A short history of Greece
In the upcoming centuries Greece is dominated by wars between Athens and Sparta and between these cities and Persia.
In 197 BC Greece liberates itself from Macedon, but in 146 BC Greece becomes the Egian province of the Roman Empire.
Greece is proclaimed the Greek Republic in 1924.
www.electionworld.org /history/greece.htm   (1095 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Greece
Greece is a small country by the Mediterranean Sea where the first European civilization began more than 2,000 years ago.
The achievements of ancient Greece in government, science, philosophy and the arts are considered foundations of western culture.
In early 2000, Greece’s Supreme Court upheld an award of 9.5 billion drachmas to relatives of 218 villagers massacred by the Nazis at Distomo on June 10, 1944.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Greece.html   (5478 words)

  
 Greece History & Greece Culture | iExplore.com
Until 1967, Greece was a monarchy but the country then endured the rule of the Colonels.
During the conflict in the former Yugoslavia (now Serbia and Montenegro), Greece was actively involved in finding a peaceful political settlement although it objected strongly to the 1999 NATO intervention in Kosovo against the Serbs.
Greece’s huge public-sector deficit prevented it from meeting the convergence criteria for the European single currency and the country entered the Euro zone in January 2001.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Greece/History   (1223 words)

  
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Most begin their political histories as monarchies, evolve to oligarchies, are overthrown during the age of the tyrants (650-
By the end of the sixth century, philosophers begin to question the metaphysical nature of the cosmos with inquiries into the nature of being, the meaning of truth, and the relationship between the divine and the physical world.
His contribution to the history of Greek tragedy is his creation of a drama that deals with situations analogous to human life.
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 History of Greece
Greece has a long and often troubled history, and this is only a small timeline.
In 416 BC the Sicilian city of Segesta asked Athens to intervene in a squabble it was having with Selinus, an ally of Syracuse.
It is widely thought that if Greece had united itself as one in the manner of the Romans, it could have been the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
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 Category:History of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are 17 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
Military history of Greece during World War II
This page was last modified 05:49, 23 April 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:History_of_Greece   (75 words)

  
 Greece Chamber of Commerce :: Greece, New York
It was named after the country of Greece, as a show of support as the Greek people fought for their independence from Turkish rule.
The Town of Greece was formed from the northern part of the town of Gates.
In 1916, Charlotte was annexed from Greece to become the 23rd Ward of the City of Rochester.
www.greecechamber.org /content.asp?ContentId=412   (856 words)

  
 Map Of Greece, Greek Islands History & Greece Travel Information
As for the present-day Greece that millions of visitors have come to enjoy in recent decades, this, too, is far richer and more sophisticated than the travel posters and the Zorba image can convey.
Greece, a nation of only some 10 million people, each year now plays host to well over that number, and not only are you housed and fed, you are made to feel that you are personally welcome and appreciated.
By about 1500 BC Mycenaeans from mainland Greece moved in; perhaps their greatest achievement was introducing a written script known as Linear B to record what was an early form of Greek.
www.truegreece.com /map-greece-history.html   (1614 words)

  
 Greek History - History for Kids!
Greek history for kids: ancient Greece from the Stone Age to the Byzantine period.
Greece is a much harder place to live than Egypt, because the soil is not as good and there is not always enough water to grow plants for food.
The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World, by John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, and Oswyn Murray (2001).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/history/history.htm   (298 words)

  
 Greece encyclopedia. Culture, history, religion, politics, mythology & weather in Greece and the Greek Islands.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The chapter "Greece encyclopedia" on the Greece Holiday Guide is a source of information about general subjects in Greece like culture, history, religion, politics, mythology, weather and more.
Click on one of the subjects of the Greece encyclopedia submenu on the left side of this page to learn more about the background of Greece and the greece way of living.
In other chapters you'll find tourist information about Greece (greece travel information), and more about individual islands cities and villages in Greece (greece islands cities villages).
www.hellasholidayguide.com /greece_encyclopedia.htm   (151 words)

  
 History of greece - Lindos,History ,Rhodes,Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The history of modern Greece began with the recognition of Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832.
Chronological History of Greece in the Vth and IVth centuries BC
Greece is the southern portion of a great peninsula of Europe, washed on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea.
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 History of GREECE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dorian incursion plunges Greece into a period usually referred to as a dark age.
In both Greece and Asia Minor the easiest way of expanding from coastal valleys is outwards, by sea.
The last king of Lydia, Croesus, has survived in popular memory as a man of legendary wealth (he is the first ruler in history to mint coins of gold and silver).
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=670&HistoryID=aa67   (761 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/History of Greece
The History of Greece extends back to the arrival of the Greeks in Europe some time before 1500 BC, even though there has only been an independent state called Greece since 1821.
The history of the Greeks, however, extends far beyond the current borders of Greece.
It was only in the 19th and 20th century, with the establishment of a Greek state and the expulsion of the Greeks from Turkey in the 1920s, that these two histories have been reunited within one territory.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/History_of_Greece   (226 words)

  
 Greece Chamber of Commerce - Town of Greece History
Greece is a northwest suburb of Rochester in New York.
The town of Greece was established by the New York State Legislature on March 22, 1822.
Between 1822 and World War I, Greece evolved into an agricultural community as the wilderness gave way to farms rooted in glacial rich soil.
www.greecechamber.org /town_of_greece_history.htm   (184 words)

  
 History - ancient Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Mycenaean civilization of Achaean Greeks (1400-1200 BC) led to a homogenous Mycenaean culture throughout the southern Greek mainland.
Invasions by the Illyrians to the north caused the Dorians to move south and the fall of the Mycenaean civilisation.
Macedonia and then Greece were eventually incorporated into the Roman Empire and the Balkans and Macedonia marked the zone between Latin and Greek speaking cultures.
www.eliznik.org.uk /RomaniaHistory/greek-ancient.htm   (784 words)

  
 PLUMBING HISTORY OF GREECE
Greece's plumbing history is brought to you courtesy of P & M Magazine
Excavations at Olynthus, in northern Greece, attest to tiled bathrooms and self-draining tubs.
Many houses in ancient Greece were equipped with closets or latrines that drained into a sewer beneath the street.
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 LookSmart - History of Ancient Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History of Ancient Greece - Compiles accounts of ancient and classical Greece and its people, mythology, texts, events and culture.
Read an overview of the major civilizations and reformers of ancient Greece including the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations and the city states.
Search a list of the main events in Greek History from 3000 BC onwards, with links to further details about some of the main people and places.
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 Greece: History
Philip II of Macedon attacked the warring city-states and conquered Greece by defeating the Athenians and the Thebans in the battle of
Because of British opposition, Greece was unable to annex Crete during a major insurrection (1866–69) there against Ottoman rule.
gave a larger part of Epirus to Greece, but neither country was satisfied, and the area remained in dispute until 1971, when Greece, at least temporarily, dropped its claims to N Epirus.
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 history, mythology, Greece, Byzantian history
This conflict was to go on for a span of a century, and set many rules for art in Orthodox Christianity.
The Byzantine empire was to regain strength from the 9th to the 11th century, getting back areas in Asia Minor as well as in Greece and Macedonia.
Basil I was the founder of the Macedonian dynasty, which was to rule in Byzantium for 214 years.
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