Greece

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Greece

Greece

PeopleFamily life is a very important part of life in Greece. Children often live with their parents even after they get married. Greeks live long lives and it is thought that their varied diet of olives, olive oil, lamb, fish, squid, chickpeas, and lots of fruits and vegetables keep them healthy. Most Greeks live in cities or coastal areas. In the cities there are apartments and modern homes. Almost every Greek apartment has a balcony. Many Greek homes are located very close to each other with little or no yard. Many homes are white with colorfully painted doors and windows. These homes are made of stone, brick, and clay. Ancient Greek homes were built around an open courtyard and some still follow this style.

CultureGreece is one of the oldest nations in Europe, with a history going back thousands of years. The culture of ancient Greece has had a major influence on the development of Western civilization in such areas as Drama and Dramatic Arts, Art, Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Mythology.Greek mythology has had a strong influence throughout the world in literature and culture. The most important god in Greek mythology was Zeus, the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods.

ClimateGreece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. Due to the country's geographical position, its rugged relief and its distribution between the mainland and the sea, there is great variation in Greece's climate.

HISTORYHistorians often divide up the history of Ancient Greece into three periods:Archaic Period - This period ran from the start of Greek civilization in 800 BC to the introduction of Democracy in 508 BC. This period included the start of the Olympic Games and Homer's writing of the Odyssey and the Illiad.Classical Period - This is the time that most of us think of when we think of Ancient Greece. Athens was governed by a democracy and great philosophers like Socrates and Plato arose. Also, the wars between Sparta and Athens were during this time. This period ended with the rise and then death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.Hellenistic Period - The Hellenistic period lasted from the death of Alexander the Great until 146 BC when Rome conquered Greece. The name Hellenistic comes from the Greek word "hellens", which is what the Greeks called themselves.


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