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Greek
   is an official language of   
Greece
To differentiate from the "Ancient Greek" used in the ancient times, the official language of Greece nowadays is called Helenic.
Greek
   is an official language of   
Cyprus
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
   starred   
Nia Vardalos and John Corbett
Love is here to stay … so is her family.
Hellenologophobia
   is an acute fear of   
Greek Terms
Boureki, Dolmades, Horiatiki, Gyros, Tzatziki
   are all   
Greek Foods
Dionysus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Eros
   are all   
Greek Gods
Urania, Melpomene, Euterpe, Terpsichore
   are all   
Greek Muses
In Modern Terms, the Spartans Are Greek
   is   
True
Sparta was a city in southern Greece, existed about 10th century BC
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
   starred   
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Michael Constantine
Director: Joel Zwick. Also starred Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin & Joey Fatone
Feta, Xynomizithra, Xynotyro, Mizithra, Kasseri
   are all   
Greek Cheeses
Nikos Kazantzakis
   wrote   
Zorba the Greek
Nikos Kazantzakis
   wrote   
The Greek Passion
Theophanes the Greek
   painted   
Icon of the Transfiguration
Oil and gold leaf on panel, c. 1403; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Odysseus
   is described as   
The Greek King of Ithaca
The principle character in Homer’s epic “The Odyssey” about his ten year journey back from The Trojan War to his home.
Erymanthian Boar
   is in   
12 Labours of Hercules in Greek Mythology
Killed by Hercules (Heracles) in the fourth of his twelve labors
The Nemean Lion
   is in   
12 Labours of Hercules in Greek Mythology
Killed by Hercules in the first of his twelve labors
Aeschylus
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Born c.525 BC
Aesop
   was a   
Greek Fabulist
Sage and fabulist. Author of the famous Aesop's Fables; born c.620 BC
Plato
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Founder of the Academy in Athens
Pythagoras
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Ionian Greek philosopher and mathematician. Born c. 570 BC. Founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism.
Anaximander
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Pre-Socratic, c. 610-546 BCE
Anaximander
   was a   
Greek Astronomer
And cartographer. Tried to describe the mechanics of celestial bodies and created a map of the known world
Archimidedes
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
And engineer. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity; c. 287-212 BC
Aristophanes
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Acclaimed playwright of Athens many of whose plays still exist; c. 446-386 BC
Aristotle
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great; 384-322 BC
Anaximander
   was a   
Greek Cartographer
And philosopher
Aristarhos the Samian
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Pythagoras
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Ionian Greek philosopher and mathematician. Born c. 570 BC. Best known for the Pythagorean theorem
Hippocrates
   was a   
Greek Physician
Considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, c. 460-370 BC
Euclid
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Flourished in Alexandria c. 300 BC; often referred to as the Father of Geometry
Euripides
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Last of the three great Athenian tragedians; c. 480-406 BCE
Homer
   was a   
Greek Poet
Said to be the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
Sophocles
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Only 7 plays survive in complete form of the 123 written; c. 497-406 BCE
Socrates
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy; known chiefly through the writings of Plato
Xanthippe
   was a   
Greek Noblewoman
Wife of Socrates
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
   was used in   
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Aesop
   was a   
Greek Fabulist
Sage and fabulist. Author of the famous Aesop's Fables; born c.620 BC
Archimidedes
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
And engineer. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity; c. 287-212 BC
Aristophanes
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Acclaimed playwright of Athens many of whose plays still exist; c. 446-386 BC
Aristotle
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great; 384-322 BC, was a bugger for the bottle
Diogenes
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
One of the founders of Cynic philosophy; c. 412 BC-404 BC
Euclid
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Flourished in Alexandria c. 300 BC; often referred to as the Father of Geometry
Euripides
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Last of the three great Athenian tragedians; c. 480-406 BCE
Hippocrates
   was a   
Greek Physician
Considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, c. 460-370 BC
Plato
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Founder of the Academy in Athens
Pythagoras
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Ionian Greek philosopher and mathematician. Born c. 570 BC. Best known for the Pythagorean theorem
Socrates
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy; known chiefly through the writings of Plato
Sophocles
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Only 7 plays survive in complete form of the 123 written; c. 497-406 BCE
Spartacus
   was a   
Roman Rebel ( Greek Slave)
Folk hero and inspiration for modern writers
Thucydides
   was a   
Greek Historian
Author of the History of the Peloponnesian War; c. 460-395 BCE






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