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Greece is located in the south-east landscape of Europe.The most popular ways you can get to Greece by plane,by ship,by train or by car.
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Why do they call Greece Greece?

The Greeks called and still call themselves Hellenes. They overpopulated their small and poor country, and the city states sent out their surplus populations into colonies around the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Some colonies were established in Italy (Naples = Nea Polis, new city, Tarentum, Sybaris, Croton etc plus plenty in Sicily). In their expansion down the Italian Peninsula in the 4th and 3rd Centuries BCE, the Romans encountered a Latin tribe called the Graeci . As they went further they ran into the Greek cities at the bottom of Italy, and thinking them to be a lot more of the Graeci tribe, called them the Magna Graeci . The word Graeci (anglicised to 'Greek') was erroneously extended to the home country and people of the widespread Hellenic colonies, and the word Greek has stuck .

Province of Greece?

Provinces/State/Whatever you want to call them: Achaea, Aetolia, Arcadia, Argolis, Attica, Boeotia, Chalcidice, Chania, Corfu, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Elis, Euboea, Evros, Heraklion, Imathia, Ioannina, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kilkis, Kozani, Laconia, Larissa, Lasithi, Lesbos, Magnesia, Messinia, Pella, Phocis, Phthiotis, Preveza, Rethymno, Rodopi, Samos, Serres, Thesprotia, Thessaloniki,Trikala

What did Greece trade?

The Greeks traded wine, olive oil and other products. They also traded pottery. They would trade all these products for copper, gold, silver, and jewels.

What river is Greece on?

Greece, being a country and not a city, is not located along any one river but is instead located in southern Europe

Where was Ancient Greece?

Ancient Greece (Hellas as they called it) was distributed around the Mediterranean and Black Seas . It was not a country but hundreds of independent city-states which adopted Greek (Hellenic as they called it) culture. These cities were scattered around the coastlines and islands from Spain, southern France, southern Italy, Sicily, north Africa, Asia Minor to southern Russia (those are the present country names - they were different then). (see map link) When Alexander the Great captured the Persian Empire and he and his successors promoted Hellenism in those areas too , but it was mostly a veneer, and faded quickly in the outlying areas. His empire was split up amongst his generals, who made themselves into kings (Hellenistic Kingdoms) and grabbed what they could in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Rome progressively absorbed them into its empire by the end of the 1st Century BCE.

What does a citizen do in Greece?

Elects his government every four years. Elects his European Parliament representatives every four years Elects his Prefacture and Municipal representative every four years. Usually elections they don't coinside

Did Greece have bathhouses?

No, ancient Greeks did not have bathhouses. The Greeks did bathehowever in large tubs that were often heated by coals.

Why did Greece have the Olympics?

Originally, the Greeks held the Olympics to honor their gods. The games served as a way to trumpet each cities gods. It was eventually outlawed because it was considered "pagan worship."

Is crete in Greece?

Yes. However, Crete is not part of mainland Greece. Crete is the largest Greek Island and sits to the southeast of mainland Greece and southwest of Anatolia (Asian Turkey).

Is Greece mountainous?

Yes. Greece has a lot of mountains and they cover large swathes ofwhat would otherwise be arable land.

When did Greece start?

419 b.c.e Provionladlays: ... it began a long long time before that, if you are talking about Greece altogether, it began around 6400 BCE if you are looking at greek habitants

How did Greece get its name?

The name 'Greek' is in fact ancient as well, as the famousphilosopher Aristotelis verifies: " ...and she was not there forever, but after the cataclysm ofDeucalion, which occurred in the Hellenic area, in fact, in theancient Hellas, which was around Dodoni, and it changed many timesthe flow of Acheloos river. In that area live the Selloi and theones that were once called Graecoi and are now called Hellenes..."[Aristotelis Meteorologika, I, 14] Greek was a name used by the Romans when they first ran into thecolonies (Tarentum, Sybaris, Croton etc) in southern Italy, namedafter the Greek tribe they knew as the Graeci who had retained theolder name that Hellenes (were known by). According to the Greektradition, the "Graeci" ("Greeks", Γραικοί, Graikoi ) wererenamed "Hellenes" probably with the establishment of the GreatAmphictyonic League after the Trojan war. ____________________ The Greeks called themselves Hellenes after their legendary founderHelen. As the Romans penetrated south in the Italian peninsula they raninto a tribe called the Graeci. They then ran into the Helleniccities in southern Italy, and thinking that they were the samepeople in large numbers, called them Magna Graeci - Great Greeks. The name Greek stuck. The Greeks still call themselves Hellenes.

Where in Europe is Greece?

Greece is the country and it shares borders with albania, republic of macedonia, bulgaria and turkey so its near those four countries.

What countries are in Greece?

Greece is a country. There is some dispute over whether Cyprus is a Greek Island or not. Greece is a country in Europe. Which means that there are no countries in Greece because Greece IS the country.

Why is Greece called Greece?

Greece is called Greece from the word Graecia. This means the landof the Greeks. Graecia was used by the Romans.

How Greece got the name Greece?

The word Greek was used from the Latins. According to Mythology, it comes from Graekon, son of Defkalion and Pandora. Aristotle mentions that they were living in Greece and later were named Hellines. Hellas is the formal name of the country and Hellenas is the name for a Greek. It is used from 1000 BC non-stop. Inside Greece it is called Hellas,and this is the UN name. Because of the Roman Empire the term Greece was used abroad. Greek's don't mind if you call their country Greece or Hellas.

Why was Greece called the grandeur that was Greece?

No, no, it was the glory that was Greece, and the grandeur that was Rome. Ancient Rome was certainly grand, and to modern thinking the Greece of ancient times seems glorious in many ways, with its art, architecture, literature, and philosophy.

Why was Greeces first leader NOT from Greece?

Greece was really a lot of independent city-states. The first tobring it under control as hegemon (leader) was Philip II of Macedonia . Macedonia was notconsidered to be Greek as its people and language were different,the Greeks thought them different and they thought they weredifferent Philip tried to enter a chariot in the Olympic Games and wasknocked back as he was not Greek, so he spread a bit of moneyaround and faked up a descent from Heracles.

What does greece have?

Not to be mean but maybe you should use a textbook 9if ur in school) or go to the library

Why is Greece special?

too many reasons to write, but to name a few its the birth place of civilization & democracy & the land of the gods

What is a isthmus in Greece?

An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land. An example in Greece is the isthmus which connects the Peloponnese peninsula to the mainland.

Why is Greece in debt?

Because they sold bonds to investors which came due and they did not have enough money to pay them because of a weakening economy as a result of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. This led them to get bailout loans from other nations that put them further in debt. They have received 2 big bailouts already and now need a 3rd very soon to avoid default on more loans coming due. Forced austerity measures as conditions placed on further bailouts will cause their economy to contract and reduce their ability to ever get out of debt. They are in a downward spiral so to speak with no real hope of getting out of it. This is why their bond prices have plummeted and their interest rates have shot up. Their bonds have been reduced to non-investment grade status so they cannot even sell more bonds to raise money to pay off the ones coming due. The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) will decide soon what do in the next bailout. A recent proposal (not yet finalized) as part of the bailout is for the EFSF to partially insure Greek Bonds against default to encourage investors to buy them again. The final plan is to be announced October 26, 2011.

Why was Greece named Greece?

From mythology, Greece, is named Hellas. "Hellas" is the name that we Hellines (Greeks) use when referring to our country; in simpler terms, "Hellas" means "Greece" in Hellinika (Greek language). ut how did we reach the point of using two completely different names for the same country? We have managed to gather information concerning the origin of the word "Greek", using as main reference the Dictionary of Hellenic Language by professor G. Babiniotis, a renowned linguist and scholar. Technical Tip: Parts of the following text are written with Greek characters, so you may have to change the encoding of this page - "View/Character Set/Unicode" in Netscape and "View/Encoding/Unicode" in MS Internet Explorer The Hellines were first called "Γραικοί" ("Graeki" with the letter "G" pronounced "Y" as in "Yard") by the Illirians (present day Italians), when the former arrived in Italy from ancient Dodoni (city in Epirus, Greece) as colonists. According to another source, these colonists named Γραίοι or Γραίκοι ("Graii" or "Graeci"), came to Italy from Γραία ("Graia"), an ancient town in Viotia, Greece (maybe contemporary Tanagra) and founded a new Hellenic Colony there with the name Nea Polis (which means New City, later to become known as Napoli, or Naples in English). This was the very first time that the Latins came close to the Hellines (Greeks) and thus named them all "Graeci" after the citizens of Graia; and given that most modern European languages originate from Latin, the word "Graecus" became the root for all other respective names for Έλληνας and Ελλάς (Ελλάδα) ("Hellin" and "Hellas" or "Hellada"), e.g. Greek-Greece, Grec-Grèce, Grieche-Griechenland. Later on, during the first Christian centuries, the word " Έλληνες" (Hellines) became a synonym to "heathen", in order to distinguish the followers of old faith from those of the new -official- religion, and along with Ρωμιοί ("Romii", originating from "Romans") and Ελλαδικοί (=of Greece), the name Γραικοί (Graeki) stayed in use until the foundation of the new Hellenic state in 1832AC. From that time on, the ancient terms Hellas and Hellines are used primarily in the interior of this small peninsula in South-East Europe to identify the country and its inhabitants, while the ones originating from Graeci remain in the vocabularies of the European languages. dolphin-hellas.gr

Is Macedon in Greece?

Yes, a lot of people ask this question. It is located West East of the island Crete.

Who gave the name Greece to Greece?

The Romans. The greek colony of Graecia located in south Italy was the first to comunicate with the Romans and so the Romans named the whole nation out of the citizens of that Colony. Greeks called (and still calling) themselves 'Hellenes'.

Is Greece a LEDC?

Personly I would think Greece as an MEDC because it is part of Euroupe. (sorry for my spelling)

What is the clmate of Greece?

Greece lies in the Mediterranean CLimate Zone, the smallest zone in the world. The Zone has customary cold, wet winters followed by hot dry (but sometimes humid) summers. The Mediterranean Climate Zone is only found in a handful of places in the world, including Southern Australia, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean, and California. This zone is difficult to live in because region which rely on agriculture (thus irrigation) have difficult times because the growing season for plants (the season which requires the most water) is the summer, where in the rest of the world summers are wet, Greece and the other mediterranean zones have dry summers, which often leads to droughts.

Are there hornets in Greece?

Hello there, im just a normal person in a normal country called...Greece and the answer to your question is YES and NO Lets explain why YES: Today i saw i hornet got really scared and walked in the house This hornet i saw came from Africa im not saying it flew here itcame i ship or something Lets explain why NO: There are no hornets coming naturally from Greece Dont believe me?... Thats your problem... (scary music)

What Shape is Greece?

Whatever you can think of! Use your imagination and look for as long as you like. I think it looks like a horse's head yet my friend thinks its an upside-down shoe. Take a look and think........................

Does Greece have a colussoeum?

Colosseum??I hope it's a funny question unless you are non European.......Rome has the Colosseum and the Pantheon and Greece has the Acropolis and the Parthenon(older than Colosseum)

Have Greece had a war?

Greece has had many wars, especially in ancient times. More recently, Greece participated in World War 2 and the Korean War.

Is Greece a subcontinent?

Yes Greece is considered a subcontinent, as well as Turkey, Cyprus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and Georgia. For they share geographic, and cultural similarities of Europe, and the Middle East. There for they are both. The islands of Greece to the east are considered property of Western Asia and not Asia at all. Therefor Greece is indeed a subcontinent between Europe and Asia. Most Greeks will deny there partaking in the middle east, even thought they are assembled in Middle East discussions between only Middle Eastern countries.

Are there waterfalls in Greece?

Yes. Greece is a mountainous country. Streams flow from mountain springs, and cascades of small waterfalls can be found throughout the country.

Who was and is leader of Greece?

Chief of state: President Karolos PAPOULIAS (since 12 March 2005) Head of government: Prime Minister Georgios Andreas PAPANDREOU (since 6 October 2009). Cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister.. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829.. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country.. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy.. Greece became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001..

Where is Themopalae in Greece?

Thermopylae is located in eastern central Greece on the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly. Passage from north to south along the east coast of the Balkan peninsula requires use of the pass. Further west the way is blocked by mountains and the Gulf of Corinth. For this reason the area has been the site of several battles.

Does Greece have geese?

Lesser White -fronted geese are quite common in Greece. Lake Kerkini is one of the main wintering sites of this species. Other species found include Greylag, Bean, Lesser White-fronted and Red-breasted Goose.

Who was Plato of Greece?

Plato was one of the early stars of Western philosophy. The son of an aristocrat, he studied under the great Greek thinker, Socrates. After years of travel and study, Plato founded the Academy in his native Athens in 387 B.C.; it became a famous hotbed of philosophical and scientific discussion, and is regarded by many as the first known university in the world. Plato's writings mostly take the form of dialogues, or "dialectics," in which knowledge is revealed as two characters ask and answer questions of each other. (Socrates was often one of the characters.) Plato's text The Republic, in which he lays out his ideas on the perfect state, remains a staple of college reading lists around the world. .

Where is the Greece today?

The country of Greece lies on the east of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares borders with Albania, F.Y.R.O.M, Bulgaria and Turkey.

What is a Greece philosopher?

Greecephilosophers are people who lived in ancient Greece and thought about life and death and things and then recorded their ideas.

What is Greece is proud of?

The Country GREECE is proud of holding the first even Olympic Games In Athens, 1896! And Of Course There Charming Flag!!

How does ancient Greece compare to Greece?

Ancient Greece had much less technology, and their democracy (direct democracy) is very different from the current Greek democracy. Also, Ancient Greece believed in Greek gods and that they caused natural disasters, while today Greece has scientific explanations for natural events. There are many other differences. You should search this on Google.

How do the people of Greece affect Greece?

Like every citizen of every country affects his/her country!!Although some people in Greece believe that ministers,parties andthe prime ministers affect our economic situation,either directlyor even indirectly and many times using unfair means.

Is ancient Greece and Greece the same?

Greece is a country existing from the 19 th centuryonwards. Ancient Greece is a phrase for all the cities-states inthe area where the Greek state is located today.