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Greek Language and Culture

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The Greek language is the official language of the Hellenic Republic and has a total of 15 million speakers worldwide. It has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. The ancient Greeks were deeply religious and God-fearing people. They worshiped many gods whom they believed appeared in human form and yet were endowed with superhuman strength and ageless beauty.
what sports is Tonga competing in the commonwealth games in 2006?
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The Greek Gods were immortal and possessed powers beyond the average human. One of the most important aspects of ancient Greek mythology was not how different the deities were from mankind, but how similar. In Christianity, certain emotions are taboo: rage, jealousy; lust. However, in Greek mytholog…
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It depends on the gender. If you are talking about a young male,then its νέος (neos) If you are talking about a young female,then its νέα (nea) If you are talking about a thing or an animal,then its νέο (neo)
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The Greek Alphabet: Αα Alpha Ββ Beta Γγ Gamma Δδ Delta Εε Epsilon ϜͶϝͷ Digamma Ϛϛ Stigma Ζζ Zeta Ͱͱ Heta Ηη Eta Θθ Theta Ιι℩ Iota Ϳϳ Yot Κκ Kappa Λλ Lamda Μμ Mu Νν Nu Ξξ Xi Οο Omicron Ππ Pi Ϻϻ San ϘϞϙϟ Koppa Ρρ Rho Σσς S…
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No nation in particular 'invented' literature, since all had individuals who memorised stories and songs about gods and ancestors. Of those that survive today as written down, among the earliest, is 'The Epic of Gilgamesh', the story of a Sumerian King who lived in the Iraq area about 2700 BC. Early…
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The early Greeks became successful traders by using the seas as trading routes. They could not make a living farming, as the soil was too poor and rocky to sustain agriculture. The Greeks traded art, textiles, delicate glassware, precious stones, and perfume.
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Its συνεργάζομαι (sinergazome).
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According to the Olympian Creation myth the three one-eyed Cyclopes were the smiths of the Greek gods. Their names were Brontes, Steropes and Arges and, according to Robert Graves (Greek Myths, 1955) their "ghosts have dwelt in the caverns of the volcano Aetna since Apollo killed them in revenge for…
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Old style (original)"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and …
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If you are talking about products wise, then there are many. Nike:The Greek god of Victory also a shoe company Trident Gum: Poseiden held a three tipped spear. Trident helps clean your three main types of teeth Amazon.com: A race of warrior women, a Popular book site Mars: Roman god of Ares, god of …
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Answer ιερός or: Αγία, as in the church of Holy Wisdom, Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, now a museum. The word is also translated as saintly, or divine.
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'Forgives' in Greek Aphiemi ...has the meaning of 'sends away',with the intent of that the sending is complete and permanent.It applies to the banishment of either financial debts or sins.
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socrates, and Plato
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Answer Please note that there is substantial difference between Classical Greek and Modern Greek, and both are object of study. Refer to the links on the left according to what your needs are. Answer You might want to check out Rosetta Stone. I hear they have excellent language courses in sev…
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you need food to live.
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The Greek word for tomorrow is αύριο pronounced av-ree-o.
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Fire in Greek is φωτιά [fotia]
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Strictly speaking, there is no Greek meaning of the word 'blessed'. The word 'blessed' comes from a German word 'bletsian' meaning 'blood' - the reference being back to Old Testament sacrifices. The English-speaking church chose to use the word 'bless' as a translation for the Greek 'eulogeitos', th…
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Prounounciation of Didache Didache is not pronounced like Jordache, nor is it pronounced like what you might say about the pain in your head last night (it did ache). It is a transliteration of the Greek word meaning teaching and is pronounced "di-dah-KAY."**Actually, it is going to depend some on …
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because they wanted the gods to be pleased,and let them know that they honor them.  Elaborated AnswerThe ancient Greeks believed that the gods and goddesses were the most beautiful being, therefore, they wanted to be like then. It is always true what is above.
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In Greek mythology, the youngest son of Gaea and Tartarus. A grisly monster with a hundred dragons' heads, he was conquered and cast into the underworld by Zeus but continued to be the source of destructive winds. In other accounts, he was confined in the land of the Arimi in Cilicia or under Mount …
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Animals Such As Pigs Steers And Sometimes Even Cows Would Be Sacrified ! and PENIS AND MARE PENIS GO PENIS GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!
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The greek word is γιαγιά. Pronunciation: ya-ya (stress falls on the last syllable).
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Ask Mr. Marvin Smith.The answer is odes ;)odes is the way O D E S
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Greeks spoke ancient greek in ancient times, which has slowly evolved into modern greek
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The Lotus Eaters were not described physically in Greek Myth. I don't know what they looked like, but they would convince you to want to stay on there island with the lotus flowers.
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Theseus, son of Aegeus, slew the Minotaur with the help of Ariadne.
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a dress
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It's one word: "gignoskis" (γιγνώσκεις), because YOU is shown through the word ending.but it's not pronounced with a G... it's a softer sound.. something like the Y in YES (this is only true in modern Greek pronunciation; to the ancient Greeks it had a "g") Depends what you mean by it; if …
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Upper case letters: Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω Lower case letters: α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ-ς τ υ φ χ ψ ω
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means against as in anaphylaxis ana - against Phylaxis - protection
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As Alexander's empire expanded, the Greek culture spread and merged with other cultures. In the lands he conquered after the battles, he treated his enemies with respect and honor and taught them Greek culture and ideas.
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Answer The Greek theatre - the original theatre as we know it in Western Civilization - grew out of the religious ceremonies of the Greeks. These ecstatic rituals eventually included choral speaking sections that famously evolved when Thespis first stepped out of the crowd and created dialogue by…
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Greek prefixes for numbers mono di tri tetra penta hexa hepta octa ennea deca
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Answer This site has a nice lay out with pronunciation of the letters. http://www.ibiblio.org/koine/greek/lessons/alphabet.html
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Notre Dame Louvre Museum Arc de Triomphe Paris Opera Sorbonne Invalides Museum PAntheon Church
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They are credited with the invention of democracy and philosophy.
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Xenos is outsiders or foreigners. Barbaros means barbarians. :P
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Greek culture affects the American culture today in many ways. First of all, some of the architectual designs used thousands of years ago are still useful, and comonly used in many important and famous American buildings today. Some examples would be the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House, which …
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The Greek gods were a way for the ancient Greeks to explain what was happening in the world. for example the Greeks thought that the sea god Poseidon (Roman: Neptune) was the god of water. when there was earthquakes, the Greeks thought that Poseidon was crashing the water into the land and so they c…
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armorExcelent answer,beside that they wore either nothing(in battle ,underneath armor)..Or short tunic called chiton that was either gathered at shoulder or came only to stomach. It was short only to cover groin.In winter times additional less known clothing was used. And in non battle time cloak wa…
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The answer is odes.
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Chroma - chrôma (color)
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Narcissus
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Greeks have always had their own language which was Greek. Greek is one of the world's oldest recorded living languages.The history of the Greek Language begins around the late 3rd millennium BC. In the classical period, about 500 BC, there were three versions of the Greek language. People who spoke…
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νέα ξεκινήματα or néa xekiní̱mata
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Its εμπιστοσύνη (empistosini) all letters sound like their original form, e as in exit, enunciate in I (empistosIni).
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In ancient times, the Greek peoples were divided by different factors. Geographical conditions were one important factor, with mountains and bodies of water dividing different social centers. Economic competition, clashing value-systems, and rivalries for power and prestige divided the Greeks in equ…
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YaYa is a first name, I believe that it originates from Brazil. It's not from Brazil I'm Brazilian and I don't know what's Ya Ya Edit- Ya Ya is not Portuguese, it is Greek for Grandmother.
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Emperor, Nobility and Priests were the major classes of Aztec society.
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Beeerophonic letters carry messages that is bad for the carrier. Bellerophon delivered a letter that asked that he be killed.
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Psyche, Greek Goddess of the Soul The Greek goddess Psyche, strictly speaking, wasn't a natural-born goddess . . . she got there by "marrying up". But talk about mother-in-law problems, not to mention having a "mama's boy" for a husband! You'd be hard pressed to come up with a story that tops…
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Yes, you can sit in a Greek stadium. Remnants of these ancient stadiums are open for tours and allow visitors to experience hands-on.
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Alexander the great king Phillip the II
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The Greeks, as one of the ancient civilizations, are responsible for much of our Medicine, Literature, Law and Government, and Architecture. They were considered, at the time, the most civilized of peoples.
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In my knowledge, it is Greek for Grandmother, so it can be an affectionate term for a grandmother.
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America is heavily influenced by Greek architecture. You can rarely go anywhere in the U.S. Without seeing columns on large buildings like banks, theatres, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial.
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The greek word for sister in modern greek is αδελφή (adelfee), αδερφή (aderfee) and θυγατέρα (theegatera). In ancient greek is θυγάτηρ (theegateer).
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It's Greek, not English, and therefore does not belong in this category, which is a subcategory of "English language and literature". Aorist (aoristos in greek) is the past tense
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Papadopoulos Nikopolidis Attis Charisteas Georgiou Georgiadis Sfakianakis Panagopoulos Sifakis Mantzios Ntantamis Salpigidis Kafes Liberopoulos Georgeas***Alexiou, Nikolaou, Petridis, Anastasiadis...
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The Greek word for "Warrior" is "πολεμιστής". warrior = πολεμιστής (polemistis)
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Θα πω (tha po)
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In Ancient Greece, people spoke Ancient Greek--for the Archaic and Classical periods. For the time period around Alexander the Great and the New Testament, a language known as Koine Greek was spoken.
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Modern people call the language of ancient Greece Ancient Greek.
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Macedonians were Greeks, so i guess that everyone of them loved their own culture.
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Αα Alpha Ββ Beta Γγ Gamma Δδ Delta Εε Epsilon ϜͶϝͷ Digamma Ϛϛ Stigma Ζζ Zeta Ͱͱ Heta Ηη Eta Θθ Theta Ιι℩ Iota Ϳϳ Yot Κκ Kappa Λλ Lamda Μμ Mu Νν Nu Ξξ Xi Οο Omicron Ππ Pi Ϻϻ San ϘϞϙϟ Koppa Ρρ Rho Σσς Sigma Ττ Tau Υυ U…
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Ancient Greece is most famous for being the foundation of all Western society and culture. Philosophy, mathematics, religion, politics, logic, literature, and skepticism all developed at least in part during the times of Ancient Greece. The most prominent philosophical scholars, scientists, mathemat…
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Τέχνη (Tekhnee)
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Γέλιο (yelio)
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Άνθηση, άνθισμα (anthese, anthezma)
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Well, I don't know how mythology affected us.. but their culture affected us a lot. This is because Ancient Greece was considered the greatest so most (if not all) of ancient Europe wanted to be like them... then later as people came to America they brought their cultural heritage with them.
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They were capricious, short tempered and somewhat flighty. One never knew what they would do next.
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There are many Greek philosophers who have greatly influenced philosophy until today. Some of them are: 1. Socrates,2. Aristotle,3. Plato,4. Anaxagoras, 5. Heracletus.6. Thales7. Antisthenes8. Epicurus
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Colors μαύρο-black μπλε-blue καφέ-brown γκρί-gray πράσινο-green πορτοκαλί-orange ροζ-pink μωβ-purple κόκκινο-red λευκό-white κίτρινο-yellow Numbers 1 ένα e-na 2 δύο di-o (see du-al, du-plicate) 3 τρία tri-a (see tri-p…
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The greek word for smart is έξυπνος (exeepnos).
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The greek word for peace is ειρήνη (eereenee).
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The greek word for companion is σύντροφος (seendrofos).
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The greek word for honor is Τιμή (teemee).
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The greek word for infinity is αιωνιότητα (e-o-nee-o-tee-ta).
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Αυτοκτονία (aftoktonea)
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The greek word for terror is τρόμος (tromos).
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Latin originated in Rome and Greek originated in Greece.
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Sophocles name in greek is Σοφοκλῆς. The Greek pronunciation is [sopʰoklɛ̂ːs]
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Alexander the great spread Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean world
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Fotini, ΦΩΤΕΙΝΗ
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Νόστιμος (nostimos) for male Νόστιμη (nosteemee) for female Νόστιμο (nosteemo) for nutral
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Ολυμπιακοί αγώνες (oleembeeakee agones)
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Ήχος (ee-chos)
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Result in greek is αποτέλεσμα (apotelezma) or συνέπεια (seenepeea). The second word (συνέπεια) have a more megative meaning.
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kathemerino
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Unless you are a PIKE don't ever learn it or try to.
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Μπάλα (bala), τόπι (topee), σφαίρα (sfera).
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Doesn't mean anything.zeta phi beta are 3 letters of the alphabet (ζ,φ,β).
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Since 2002, Greece has been using the Euro (€).
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You have a fatalistic view about life.
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"ποτάμι" (potamee), "ποταμός" (potamos)
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O Zeus and other gods.
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