Constantine P. Cavafy

Constantine P. Cavafy

Constantine P. Cavafy is one of the most important Greek poets of modern times.

He was born in 1863 in Alexandria, Egypt, where his parents went after leaving Istanbul in 1840. There, he studied Greek, English and French and also attended school at the Greek School of Alexandria. After the...

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Constantine P. Cavafy (/kəˈvɑːfɪ/; also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης; April 29 (April

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greek music

greek music

Greek music has played a pivotal role in the culture of the country since it first emerged. In antiquity, it was strongly intertwined with the Ancient Greek theatre, but it was also present during religious ceremonies like marriages and funerals, as well as part of the epic poetry. During the...

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The music of Greece is as diverse and celebrated as its history. Greek music separates into two parts: Greek traditional music and Byzantine music, with

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greece gdp

greece gdp

Based on its nominal gross domestic product, the economy of Greece is ranked 42nd largest in the world. The Greek GDP is mainly based on the secondary and the tertiary sector at a combined percentage of 97% (12% and 85% respectively), while agriculture makes up for 3% of the gross domestic...

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in Greece is an industry that has an average leverage ratio (assets/net worth) 16 to 1, and short-term liabilities equal to 35% of the Greek GDP or 38%

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greek girl names

greek girl names

Baby girls in Greece are usually named after one of their grandmothers. In case another girl in the extended family was previously named after the grandmother, the new baby may be called after the feminine form of one of the grandfathers, if that exists. However, especially in recent years, the...

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favourite, a Greek girl named Anastasia, who had been captured on the island of Tinos and sent as a slave to the Harem, where she took the name of Kosem 

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"Gamma" is the same word as "camel", in Semitic "gimel". The letter looks like a camel's head. This letter passed into the Latin alphabet in this position in a curved form as "C". The Etruscans did not distinguish between the "g" and "k" sounds, so Greek gamma came to have the "k" sound in...

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For Latin ɣ, see Latin gamma. For other uses, see Gamma (disambiguation). Gamma (uppercase Γ, lowercase γ; Greek: Γάμμα Gámma) is the third letter of

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Hippocrates was an Ancient Greek doctor and is considered to be one of the most prominent figures in the history of Medicine. He is also referred to as the father of modern Medicine, as an honour to his contribution in the field through the foundation of the Hippocratic Medical...

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For other uses, see Hippocrates (disambiguation). Hippocrates of Kos (/hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz/; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs; c. 460 – c. 370 BC) was a Greek

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Georgios Karaiskakis

Georgios Karaiskakis

Georgios Karaiskakis was a Greek revolutionist who eventually became a general during the Greek Revolution of 1821.

He was born either in a cave near a town in Karditsa, or in a monastery in Arta. He had a rough childhood, because he was forced to live alone without the support of his...

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Georgios Karaiskakis (Greek: Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης) born Georgios Iskos (Greek: Γεώργιος Ίσκος) (January 23, 1780 or January 23, 1782 – April 23, 1827)

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greece climate

greece climate

The climate of Greece is predominantly Mediterranean, but because of the country’s unique morphology, various areas have different micro – climates and variations. The Pindus range, which runs across Greece on a northwestern – southeastern axis, divides the country geographically in two,...

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Cyclades or Crete during the winter. An alpine climate is found primarily in Western Greece (Epirus, Central Greece, Thessaly, Western Macedonia as well as central

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Georgius Gemistos Plethon

Georgius Gemistos Plethon

Georgius Gemistos, who later chose the nickname Pletho for himself so that it sounds like Plato, was a Greek philosopher.

Not much is known about his early life. He was born in Constantinople around 1355, where he spent most of his life. At some point, he went to Adrianople or Bursa, where he...

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Georgius Gemistus (Greek: Γεώργιος Γεμιστός; c. 1355 – 1452/1454), later called Plethon (/ˈpliːθɒn, -θən/) or Pletho (/ˈpliːθoʊ/; Πλήθων), was a Greek

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ancient greek alphabet

ancient greek alphabet

The Ancient Greek alphabet appeared during the late 9th or early 8th century BC. It derived from the already existing Phoenician alphabet, out of which many other European scripts evolved. In its original form, the Greek alphabet did not have a distinction between upper – case and lower –...

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Latin alphabet, also known as the Roman alphabet, is a writing system that evolved from the visually similar Cumaean Greek version of the Greek alphabet. The

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Plato was an Ancient Greek philosopher, one of the best known students of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. His work has survived to its fullness and it is known that it greatly influenced Ancient Greek philosophy and the western philosophical thinking all the way to our days.

He was born in...

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For other uses, see Plato (disambiguation) and Platon (disambiguation). Plato (/ˈpleɪtoʊ/; Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn "broad"pronounced [plá.tɔːn] in Classical

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greece cruise

greece cruise

With Greece having from 1,200 to 6,000 islands, around 200 of them being inhabited, it comes as no surprise that the country is a popular destination for cruises around the Mediterranean. Some of the most beautiful ports that are included in such cruises are Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes,...

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Festival Cruises (known as First European Cruises in North America) was a Greece-based cruise line that operated between 1994 and 2004. It was founded

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greece airports

greece airports

Greece has a large number of airports serving most major cities. There are 15 international airports, connecting Greek cities to various destinations in Europe and else in the world; the number of flights and connections greatly increases during high summer season (May – September) when...

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"Volos Airport" redirects here. For the defunct army airport, see Volos Army Airport. Nea Anchialos National Airport (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας

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greek quotes

greek quotes

There are many Ancient Greek quotes around various topics, such as love, life, friendship, etc. Below are some of the most famous and most used ones.

“I am searching for a human”. The reply of Diogenes, a cynical philosopher, when asked what he searches for walking around in daylight...

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Deipnosophistae is the Latin title of an early 3rd-century AD Greek work (Ancient Greek: Δειπνοσοφισταί, Deipnosophistaí, lit. "The Dinner

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greek names

greek names

Modern Greek names have various sources, from Ancient Greece and Greco – Roman mythology to the Byzantine Empire and Christian tradition. Male names usually end in –ας –ης and – ος, but sometimes the Ancient Greek format is kept. Female names mostly end in –α and –η with a few...

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Christian traditions. With the Modern Greek Enlightenment and the development of Greek nationalism, names of ancient Greek figures, both deities and mortals

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Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler

Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler

Helene Glykatzi – Ahrweiler is a Greek historian, specializing in the Byzantine era.

She was born in Athens in 1926. After completing her secondary education, she enrolled at the School of Philosophy at University of Athens, and received her degree in History and Archaeology in 1950. After...

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"Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler". Retrieved 4 March 2015.  "Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler". Retrieved 4 March 2015.  "Helene Glykatzi

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greek crisis

greek crisis

The Greek crisis is a term referring to one of many European sovereign – debt crises, which were triggered because of the Great Recession of 2008. The Greek crisis may have been caused because of inadequacies and weaknesses of the Greek economy and the skyrocketing of the country’s debt...

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European debt crisis. In Greece, triggers included the turmoil of the Great Recession, structural weaknesses in the Greek economy, and a sudden crisis in confidence

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Lower-case "ι", is a simple mark for a simple sound. In English "short i" is hard for many non-English-speakers to learn to say. The letter is the smallest in Greek, was cited in the New Testament ("not a jot..."), and actually became the word "jot".

"I" Letter in mathematics and in...

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is about Greek iota. For Latin iota, see ɩ. For Cyrillic Iota, see Iota (Cyrillic). For other uses, see Iota (disambiguation). Iota (uppercase Ι, lowercase

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greek religion

greek religion

The term 'Greek Religion' can refer to either:

Ancient Greek Religion

The Greek Orthodox Church

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Greek religion can refer to several things, including Ancient Greek religion Greek hero cult Eleusinian Mysteries Hellenistic religion Platonic idealism

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greek cuisine

greek cuisine

The Greek cuisine is part of the Mediterranean cuisine, influenced by various Middle Eastern cuisines. Greek foods make substantial use of olive oil, vegetables, herbs, dairy, bread, fish and various types of meats.

The most definitive characteristic of Greek cuisine is olive oil, of which...

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Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, lemon juice, vegetables, and herbs, grains and bread

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