Athanasios Diakos

Athanasios Diakos

Athanasios Diakos was one of the main leaders of the Greek Revolution of 1821, acting mainly in Sterea Ellada, Central Greece.

He was born sometime in 1788, in the prefecture of Phokis and his real name was probably Athanasios Massavetas. He was the grandson of a klepht (highwaymen that acted...

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Athanasios was forced to flee into the nearby mountains and become a klepht. Soon afterwards he adopted the pseudonym "Diakos", or Deacon. Diakos served

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In Semitic "η" a consonant, but the Greeks used it as their "long a" sound. On the continent, e often takes what we call the "long a" sound. The letter moved into Latin as the "H", which was needed because the Greek reverse apostrophe wouldn't do.

"H" Letter in mathematics and in science


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This article is about the Greek letter. For other uses, see Eta (disambiguation). Eta (uppercase Η, lowercase η; Greek: Ήτα Hēta) is the seventh letter

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The Greeks were the first to invent this letter. The deep-throated sound of this letter is not used in English.

"Χ" Letter in mathematics and in science

χ represents:

  • the chi distribution in statistics (X2 is the more frequently encountered...

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labarum and used to represent the person of Jesus Christ. Greek Chi Coptic Khi Latin Chi Mathematical Chi These characters are used only as mathematical

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Lakis Lazopoulos

Lakis Lazopoulos

Lakis Lazopoulos is a well-known Greek actor and a comedian, mostly known for his satirical shows in television.

He was born in Larisa and studied Law at Democritian University of Thrace. After completing his studies, he enrolled at a Master’s course in Criminal Law and Forensics at...

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Apostolos "Lakis" Lazopoulos (Greek: Λάκης Λαζόπουλος) is a Greek playwright, actor and songwriter. His birth name is Apostolos Lazopoulos (Greek: Απόστολος

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The letter "s" came from the Semitic alphabet, where it was once shaped like latin "W". (The Hebrew "shin", familiar to most people from Jewish religious objects, is the same letter.) The letter was turned to make the classical Greek "sigma". The Greek "sigma" in turn was altered slightly as...

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For other uses, see Sigma (disambiguation). Sigma (upper-case Σ, lower-case σ, lower-case in word-final position ς; Greek σίγμα) is the eighteenth letter

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greek titans

greek titans

In Greek mythology, the Titans comprised the first Pantheon of the Greeks and were the children of the Greek Primordial deities, called Protogenoi (the “first – born”). The Titans were the descendants of Gaia (Goddess of the Earth) and Uranus (God of the Sky).

The first generation of...

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the Titans in Greek mythology. For the Greek sun-deity sometimes referred to as "Titan", see Helios. For other uses, see Titan. In Classical Greek mythology

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greek philosophers

greek philosophers

By the term Ancient Greek philosophers, we include all of the philosophers and thinkers of Ancient Greece starting from the 6th century BC through the Hellenistic period and up to the point when the Greek Empire fell under Roman hands.

Ancient Greek philosophers are divided in two main...

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ontology, logic, biology, rhetoric, and aesthetics. Many philosophers today concede that Greek philosophy has influenced much of Western culture since

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For some reasons the Greeks invented a separate letter for the "ps" sound. In Englis "p" is not pronounced when it starts a word ("psychiatrist", "psalms"), but in Greek it is.

"Ψ" Letter in mathematics and in science

Ψ represents:

  • Water potential...

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Psi or PSI or Ψ may refer to: Psi (Greek) (Ψ, ψ), 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet Psi (Cyrillic) (Ѱ, ѱ), a letter of the early Cyrillic alphabet,

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Leonidas was a King of Sparta who was the leader at the famous Battle of Thermopylae against the Persians.

He was probably born around 540 BC and was the third son of the King of Sparta Kleomenes I. He may have had a marriage around 510 BC, but this is disputed and the wife’s name is...

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other uses, see Leonidas (disambiguation). Leonidas I (/liːˈɒn.ɨ.dəs/ lee-ON-i-dəs or /liː.əˈnaɪ.dəs/; Doric: Λεωνίδας [leɔːnídas], Leōnidas; Ionic Greek:

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Euclid was a Greek mathematician, also known as the “Father of Geometry”. His work “Elements” is one of the most important in the history of mathematics and has been used as the foundation of geometry education of the West in the past 2000 years.

Not much is known about Euclid’s...

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see Euclid (disambiguation). Euclid (/ˈjuːklɪd/; Greek: Εὐκλείδης, Eukleidēs Ancient Greek: [eu̯.klěː.dɛːs]; fl. 300 BC), sometimes called Euclid of Alexandria

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greek cities

greek cities

Greece may cater for the needs of every traveler, combining sea and mountain in a perfect and harmonious way. There are things to do here all year around and it is highly unlikely that anyone will be disappointed!

Probably among the most famous cities is Athens, the capital of Greece. In...

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communities in Greece List of metropolitan areas in Greece List of ancient Greek cities List of cities List of cities in Europe Map Greek city guides

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"Big o". It was marked specially by a bar under the upper case, doubling the lower case. This letter was not introduced in the Latin alphabet, but survives as the symbol for electric resistance (ohms). The apocalypse has the Lord say, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end." Tielhard...

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For other uses, see Omega (disambiguation). Omega (capital: Ω, lowercase: ω; Greek Ωμέγα) is the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet. In the Greek

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greek sandals

greek sandals

The Ancient Greek Sandals are the combination of the talent of Christina Martini and the business acumen of Nikolas Minoglou, thus having gained worldwide success during the past two years.

Christina Martini studied shoe design in Cordwainers College, London, and has worked in Italy designing...

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versions of flip-flops as well. In Greek sandals, the toe strap was worn between the first and second toes, while Roman sandals had the strap between the second

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greek new testament

greek new testament

The Greek New Testament or Novum Testamentum Graece is an original Greek version of the New Testament. It was first published by Erasmus in 1516.

This term is now used to refer to the Nestle – Aland edition, which was named after the scholars who made the editing. The Nestle – Aland text...

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The Greek New Testament is the original form of the books that make up the New Testament as they appeared in Koine Greek, the standard spoken and written

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population of greece

population of greece

Greece has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Period, initially by pre – Hellenic peoples, such as the Pelasgians, but Greek culture and language eventually dominated the region. During the Byzantine Period, a number of foreign peoples invaded the area, including Goths, Normans and Franks,...

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of the population. The Demographics of Greece refer to the demography of the population that inhabits the Greek peninsula. The population of Greece was

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Andreas Papandreou

Andreas Papandreou

Andreas G. Papandreou was a Greek politician, founder of the PASOK political party and Prime Minister of Greece during the periods 1981-1989 and 1993-1996.

Born in the island of Chios on 5 February 1919, he was the son of George Papandreou (Senior), who was also Prime Minister of Greece....

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Andreas Georgios Papandreou (Greek: Ανδρέας Γεώργιος Παπανδρέου; Greek pronunciation: [anˈðreas papanˈðreu]; 5 February 1919 – 23 June 1996) was a Greek

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Alexandros Papadiamantis

Alexandros Papadiamantis

Alexandros Papadiamantis is one of the most important Greek novelists, writers and poets, regarded by K. P. Kavafis as the “top of the top” and also known as the “saint of literature”.

He was born in the island of Skiathos. One of nine siblings, he was accustomed to a pious way of...

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Alexandros Pepekas Papadiamantis (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης; 4 March 1851 – 3 January 1911) was an influential Greek novelist, short-story writer

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Markos Vamvakaris

Markos Vamvakaris

Markos Vamvakaris was one of the most important Greek musicians of Rebetiko.

He was born in Syros in 1905, the first of six siblings. Because of the financial difficulties of his family, Vamvakaris was forced to leave school and work as a shoeblack, paperboy, worker at spinning mills, etc....

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name, Márkos. The great significance of Vamvakaris for the rebetiko is also reflected by his nickname: the "patriarch of the rebetiko". Vamvakaris was

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greek 10 year bond

greek 10 year bond

A government bond is a bond issued by a national government that is paid on face value at maturity date, with periodic interest payments in – between. It is also sometimes called sovereign bond. Due to the economic recession of 2008, Greece faced the risk of defaulting, as among other...

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2014.  "Greek parties embark on election amid debate on euro". Kathimerini. Bloomberg. 5 January 2015.  "Greek 10-year bond yields exceed 10 pct for

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greek fire

greek fire

Greek fire, which is also called marine fire or by its latin name, ignis graecus, was a incendiary weapon of the Byzantine Empire that was developed in the late 7th century AD. It was launched from a catapult and its main attribute was that it was not extinguished by water. As a result, it...

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This article is about the weapon. For the band, see Greek Fire (band). Greek fire was an incendiary weapon developed c. 672 and used by the Eastern

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