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  List of Greeks
Zeno of Citium, (333 BC-264 BC), Greek philosopher
Zeno of Elea, (circa 495 BC-circa 430 BC), Greek philosopher
Eudoxus of Cnidus, (circa 408 BC-circa 347 BC), Greek astronomer, mathematician
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/l/li/list_of_greeks.shtml   (126 words)

  CULTURE OF GREECE : Encyclopedia Entry
Greeks today tend to regard the years before the Revolution, those of occupation of Greece by the Ottoman Empire, as the 'years of darkness', in which cultural development was perceived to have halted completely.
The Greek language is particularly remarkable in the depth of its continuity from its beginnings in pre-history as the Linear A script associated with Minoan civilization, on to the more recognizable Linear B script, and then eventually the dialects of Ancient Greek, of which Attic Greek bears the most resemblance to Modern Greek.
The Temple of Hephaestus in Athens is the best-preserved of all ancient Greek temples.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Culture_of_Greece   (6161 words)

 VDH's Private Papers::Defending the Greeks
Greek achievement is a fact universally acknowledged." Yet it took a mere fifty years to prove Hamilton wrong about that universal recognition, for in many colleges and universities today the phrase "Greek genius" is considered reactionary and ethnocentric, nowhere more so than among the professional classicists who are the presumed caretakers of that tradition.
Socrates's famous method was the "dialectic," from the Greek word that suggests both "discussion" and "analytical sorting." The purpose of dialectic was to strip away the false knowledge and incoherent opinion that most people inherit from their societies and unthinkingly depend on to manage their lives.
In the Greek male repertoire of misogynistic stereotypes, two of the most common were the charges that women are less capable than men at controlling themselves sexually, and that they are incapable of the sort of rational deliberation and cooperation necessary for political action.
victorhanson.com /articles/thornton031005.html   (3229 words)

 Famous Grape Varieties
What we are trying to do is make it easier for you to find information on a given grape variety.
What is famous is a matter of opinion.
Virtually everyone agrees that Chardonnay is famous, and Terret Noir is not.
www.theworldwidewine.com /Varieties/Famous-Grape-Varieties.php   (70 words)

 Greek Facts
Ask any Greek on campus what they have learned from their time in their fraternity or sorority and you will hear things like leadership skills, budgeting, organization skills, philanthropy, initiative, social awareness, moral and personal values, and much more.
Greeks yearly donate more than 3000 hours to charitable organizations.
Greeks participated in 107 other student organizations, honor societies, professional organizations and athletic teams: 17 honor societies, 12 athletic teams, and 7 performance groups.
www.geneseo.edu /~igc/facts.php   (845 words)

 Greece - Wikinfo
A province of the Roman Empire, 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 be Greek in nature, as well as encompassing Greece itself.
Most Greeks (98%) adhere to the Greek Orthodox Church, which is under the protection of the state that also pays the clergy's salaries, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity is the "prevailing" religion of Greece according to the constitution.
A Greek Muslim minority (of 1.3%), concentrated in Thrace, was given legal status by provisions of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 and is Greece's only officially recognised minority.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Greece   (3030 words)

 Blue Corn Comics -- Greek Lies, Historic Truth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plato writes in his book, that then the Greeks lost the civilization and started from the beginning from the fragments that were left only in the mountainous area, as well as in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, that then was populated by the same legendary people, the PELASGI.
It's evidence that the Greeks were pretty smart, as we already knew, but not 2,000-plus years ahead of their time.
In all probability the ever-changing aspect of the night sky was watched with interest by the first agriculturalists—by settlers on the fertile plains of southern Mesopotamia, by the banks of the Indus, or on the Nile delta.
www.bluecorncomics.com /greeklie.htm   (6500 words)

 Homer's Greece
The time period around 1400 B.C. was an era where Mycenae, the traditional home of Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus and leader of the Greek warriors in Troy, dominated the mainland, and his island of Crete assumed the political and militaric status of master of the eastern Mediterranean.
This was the time of the famous Trojan War, which left the Trojans and Greeks alike bereft of some of their most beloved and courageous men who died as heroes on the incarnadine battle fields.
It was not possible to separate leadership from arete, the Greeks believed, because unusual or exceptional prowess was a natural manifestation of leadership.
library.thinkquest.org /19300/data/homersgreece.htm   (1364 words)

 Khan Amore's List of Ancient Greek Contributions to Human Civilization
That tool has been in use from time immemorial — even an ape may use a stick as a lever — but it is one thing to use or even to contrive a device, and quite another to lay bare its exact mathematical principles, and to follow these principles to their logical conclusions.
As the great classicist, Edith Hamilton summarized the Greek style of writing: “...The lover of great literature when he is confronted all unprepared with the Greek way of writing, feels chilled at first, almost estranged.
Clarity and simplicity of statement, the watchwords of the thinker were the Greek poets’ watchwords too...
www.hypatia-lovers.com /AncientGreeks/Section01.html   (7504 words)

 Culture of Greece infoTurkish.com Herşey Hakkında Türkçe Bilgi
The Temple of Hephaestus in Athens is the best-preserved of all ancient Greek temples.
It is certain that Greek philosophy, particularly Platonism, contributed to the early development of Christianity, which spread to Greece in the first century A.D. After the legalisation of Christianity by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 313, the Christian faith became the dominant religion of the Roman Empire, of which Greece was a part.
Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician who is known as the "father of numbers"; it is believed that he had the pioneering insight into the numerical ratios that determine the musical scale, and the Pythagorean theorem is commonly attributed to him.
www.infoturkish.com /Turkey/Culture-of-Greece.html   (7734 words)

 Alibris: Greeks
The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved 'a totally new conception of what human life was for'.
The Golden Age of ancient Greek city-state civilization lasted from 490 to 336 B.C., the period between the first wars against Persia and Carthage and the ascension of Alexander the Great.
A realistic account of life in ancient Greece as experienced by an ordinary citizen of the time, this work presents the ancient Greeks not only in their role as founders of Western civilization, but also as people who are interesting in themselves.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Greeks   (926 words)

 Famous Ancient Greeks
Answers to the questions are found at the end of the list of questions.
Which Greeks taught rhetoric and, for the right amount of money, were willing to act as lawyers who could argue either side of a case with equal persuasion and force without regard for whether a person was actually guilty or innocent?
Who was the most popular of the Greek tragic dramatists in his own day, the man who wrote over 100 plays (of which only seven exist today) and who added a third actor to the stage?
www.wvup.edu /Academics/humanities/Oldaker/famousancientgreeks.htm   (740 words)

 Galileo and Einstein: Lecture Index   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We look at some startlingly good measurements by the Greeks of the size of the earth and the distance to the moon, and a less successful (but correct in principle) attempt to find the distance to the sun.
This tied together Galileo's understanding of projectiles with the motion of the moon, and was the first direct understanding (as opposed to description) of motion in the heavens.
An elementary review of these basic concepts in physics, placed here for the convenience of nonscience majors who may be a little rusty on these things, and will need them to appreciate something of what relativity has to say about dynamics - the science of motion.
galileo.phys.virginia.edu /classes/109N/lectures/lecturelist.html   (1458 words)

 Famous greeks :: Helenism.Net Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This was very sad to read since her grandfather, the late Aristotle Onassis was one of the most famous Greeks around the world and his Greek heritage was extremely important to him.
She likes it or not there's Greek blood running in her veins and this is something that she will have to carry with her for the rest of her life.
All we're trying to do is just list all the famous people of Greek heritage, whether they feel Greek or not that's a different question irrelevant with the subject.
www.hellenism.net /cgi-bin/forums/Blah.pl?b=3,m=1126017902,s=13   (1126 words)

 Charles Sobraj - The Crime library
Later, when he was safely across the frontier, Andre could tell the Greeks that he was the real Andre Darreau and that they had released the wrong man. They would then let him free.
The plan nearly worked, but when the Greeks decided to throw the book at the two men, Charles was forced to fall back on another plan.
Sadly for him, the angry Greeks opted to turn Andre over to their Turkish enemies, who were not prepared to be lenient.
www.crimelibrary.com /notorious_murders/famous/charles_sobraj/7.html   (1142 words)

 Insurance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Babylonians developed a system which was recorded in the famous Code of Hammurabi, c.
Merchants whose goods were being shipped together would pay a proportionally divided premium which would be used to reimburse any merchant whose goods were jettisoned during storm or sinkage.
The Greeks and Romans introduced the origins of health and life insurance c.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Insurance   (6419 words)

 Greek Democracy
This will include places were they born and/or died, with whom they talked to, where and how they came up with the ideas that they are famous for and then dive into what their achievements mean for us today.
Students should possess some knowledge of the Greek gods because they are still prevalent in pop culture, and in such social aspects as the Olympic games.
Greek civilization helped to shape human civilization and a major part of everyday life for the Greeks were the gods that they worshipped.
lilt.ilstu.edu /connections/2002BBabstracts/greek_democracy.htm   (1773 words)

 Who was Homer?
Each city took pride in its place in the list of those which had sent ships to Troy, and chanted the praise of its own heroes in the war.
In those days the minstrel was not held in high repute, and though many cities have since claimed the honor of being Homer's birthplace, it is doubtful if any of them honored or even supported him when alive.
On the whole, he seems most probably to have been born in Smyrna, a Greek colony in Asia Minor, and to have resided later on the island of Chios.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Story_of_the_Greatest_Nations_and_the_Worlds_Famous_Events_Vol_1/whowash_gh.html   (317 words)

 [BBC List] preaching
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves.” If I signed a book or something for you this week, you’ll notice that I put that passage under my name.
He gave you the list: affliction, crushing, persecution, being struck down, always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus—that doesn’t mean some spiritual thing; it simply means that he’s always on the brink of death, always ready to die, always being delivered over by some plot to death.
He knew every day that he awakened that it could be the day he died.
lists.bbcchurch.org /pipermail/bbc_list/2006-July/000254.html   (4918 words)

 Europeans Online - 100% Greek Famous Greeks
Here you will find a list of all known celebs with a Greek background.
A list of famous Greeks around the globe.
Some of them are pretty obviously Greek, but you will be quite shocked with a few you thought had no Greek background at all....
www.europeans.co.za /entertainment/famous.htm   (54 words)

Greek101 has been compiling this list of Famous Greeks for over 10 years, if we have left someone out or you have a new "Famous" initiate, please contribute here.
She was a famous pop/country/blues singer in the '70's that had a number one song "Higher and Higher"
famous educator and one of the founders of Bethune Cookman College/University
www.greek101.com /lounge/famous.php?org=all   (3792 words)

Greek101 has been compiling this list of Famous Greeks for over 10 years, if we have left someone out or you have a new "Famous" initiate, please contribute here.
She was a famous pop/country/blues singer in the '70's that had a number one song "Higher and Higher"
famous educator and one of the founders of Bethune Cookman College/University
greek101.com /lounge/famous.php?org=all   (3727 words)

 [ The Greeks ] - Educational Resources - Lesson 1
Sparta was traditionally the great land power of the Greek world and controlled many neighboring territories whose populations were tied to the land as slaves.
Athens' power was based upon its command of the sea, and though it was officially only head of a naval alliance (the Delian League), in practice this amounted to an empire in all but name.
Begin by asking students to spend a few minutes briefly listing some terms other people would use to describe their state.
pbs.org /empires/thegreeks/educational/lesson1.html   (2525 words)

 Heritage Bulbs :: rare bulbs, historic bulbs, heritage bulbs, rare flower bulbs, rare tulips, historic flower bulbs, ...
Named for the Imperial Gardens in Vienna, the Crown Imperial was also the frontispiece for Parkinson's famous 17th Century Herbal.
The incomparably sweet blooms of Narcissus bulbocodium were prized by the Greeks and Romans, and have earned the admiration of most daffodil fanciers since.
From the Caucasus and Black Sea region, this small early-flowering tulip seems to have been an ancestor of the famous 17th Century 'Winter Duke' varieties.
www.heritagebulbs.com /bulblist.asp?catId=2   (1030 words)

 Hellenistic Greek Sculpture - History for Kids!
At the end of the 400's BC, Greece, and especially Athens, was devastated by a terrible war which involved nearly all the Greek city-states, the Peloponnesian War.
The end of the war left the Greeks too poor for much sculpture, but when people did begin creating new sculpture again it was in a new style.
His most famous work is the Apoxyomenos, of a young man scraping the oil from his skin with a strigil.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/art/sculpture/hellenistic.htm   (408 words)

 VORO - The DJ List
The DJ List was reset for 2007 on January 1st.
He then realized that Trance music scene in Greece is something which only a few Greeks are familiar with and decided to take a break from producing.
During 2005 a close friend of VoRo who was a professional Greek house DJ, after listening to his sets, he convinced him that he should be a professional in DJing and Trance music production.
www.thedjlist.com /djs/VORO   (246 words)

 Famous Sculptures and Statues
The only surviving work of the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles, this work of art set the standard for the sculpting of facial features and hair.
Another ancient Greek Statue, this work of art is renowned for its contribution to the contrapossto form of sculpture.
One of Michelangelo’s many masterpieces, this sculpture earns the top position on most people’s list of the most famous sculptures of all time.
www.statue.com /famous-sculptures.html   (449 words)

 Greek Civilization
A list of links to Greeks archaeological sites, provided by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
Thomas Martin's Survey of Archaic and Classical Greek History, part of the Perseus site (described on my basic tools page), gives an up to date outline of Greek history, complete with links to other resources on Perseus.
But don't try this at home, or at least don't try without being aware of what's in store the morning after (or is it still the night before?) Here's a nifty drinking party site put together by the University of Pennsylvania museum.
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/Johnson/HTML/greeks.htm   (838 words)

 Food Quiz
Used by the Greeks for medicinal purposes, I was also made into a crown for the victors of Isthmian and Nemean games.
Particularly favored by the Greeks and Romans, I am a hardy perennial that originated in the Mediterranean region.
Related to the tamarind tree I am famous for keeping John the Baptist from starvation while he was crossing the desert.
www.foodservice.com /industry_resources/food_quiz_list.cfm   (9130 words)

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