Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά [eliniˈka] "Greek" and ελληνική γλώσσα [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa] "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, western Asia Minor, Greece, and the Aegean Islands, it has the longest documented history...
Ancient Greek and Roman Music
12 December 2013
Microtonal Phenomena in Ancient Greek and Classical Indian Music
The semitone today is almost unanimously used in Western Music to divide the octave
into twelve equal intervals, and rarely are further divisions...
Greek Colonisation in the Archaic Period
Rachel So-Mahng Truong Yr11 Ancient History
The city states of Cyrene and Sicily were founded by the Greeks in ancient times, circa 7th century BC. These colonisations were due to the land hunger, need for trade, overpopulation and political and civil disputes...
Greek Refugees in Poland
The 2011 census in Poland showed that only 0.15 % of the country's 39 million people are
foreigners; 1,5% are representants of other nationalities but holding a Polish passport
(www.stat.gov.pl). Polish people constituted 65% of the population of the country before World...
Question 1: (three pages maximum)
Homer in 750 B.C. wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Hesiod another Greek poet wrote Works and Days in 700 B.C. Compare and Contrast both authors as it relates to Greek Society.
Homer, known as the great epic poet of ancient Greece, though when he lived is unknown, Herodotus...
The theatre of Ancient Greece flourished between 550 BC and 220 BC. A festival honoring the god Dionysus was held in Athens, out of which three dramatic genres emerged: tragedy, comedy and the satyr play. Greek comedy is divided into Old, Middle, and New Comedy.
Greek comedy was a popular...
Importance of the Subtitle, “The Modern Prometheus”
Mary Shelley, in 1818 wrote Frankenstein, she gave it the subtitle, “The Modern Prometheus” which is an allusion to the Greek Prometheus legend. According to the Greek version of the myth, it is said that Prometheus was a Titan God. He was known...
What were the contributions to Western civilization from the Ancient Greeks?
The ancient Greek Civilization has contributed so much to our Western modern day society. Not that many know that their contributions are so great that they intertwine with our everyday lives. They have made...
Contrast between Ancient Greek Theatre “Antigone” and Modern Russian Theatre in “The Cherry Orchard”.
Theatre which is a main source of entertainment has made various stories in her womb regarding theatres in all over the world like African, Yoruba theatre, Asian Theatre, Middle-East Theatre and Western...
The Modern-day Reflection
Today one may ask why it is that students study dusty old pieces of clay, or scrolls with fading ink. About two and a half thousand years ago authors such as Aristophanes, Sophocles, Aristotle and many others wrote works that are still read today. What these people have...
education in ancient times? What is the impact ancient civilizations have had in modern education?
What contribution did they make to education in our days?
Ancient Greek education. The goal of education in the Greek city-states was to prepare children for adult activities as a citizen. Greece...
MODERN GREEK LITERATURE Modern Greek literature refers to literature written in the Greek language from the 11th century, with texts written in a language that is more familiar to the ears of Greeks today than is the language of the early Byzantine literature, the compilers of the New Testament, or,...
Ancient Greeks vs. Modern Day Christians
The ancient Greeks of The Odyssey had perspectives on marriage, revenge and hospitality that differ slightly when compared to those of modern day Christians. Ancient Greeks had no morals about marriage, whereas modern Christians take it seriously...
importance of Greek mythology
Today, the ancient Greek myths still fascinate readers throughout the world. There are thousands of books written about the importance of Greek mythology in the formation of modern-time societies. There are hundreds of movies created about the adventures of Greek heroes. Apparently...
The Greek and Roman Influence over Modern America
The Greeks and the Romans were among the most influential societies in the history of the world. Evidence of Greek or Roman influence can be found in almost every culture or country that has ever existed. Though both cultures were different in practice...
Ancient vs. Modern Governments
The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the United States of America, adopted by the Continental Congress on the 4th of July, 1776. It proclaimed the secession of 13 British Colonies that were located in North America. This document was extremely...
English I: Literature and Composition
Unit 7 Assignment C
Create a Modern-Day Myth
Do you believe mythical creatures and heroes exist today? For this assignment, you write a modern-day myth and answer a short answer question. Remember that a myth is a story designed to explain cultural...
The Lasting Influences of Ancient Roman and Greek Architecture
The architectural styles of ancient Greece and Rome were the most important contributions in the history of architecture. Elements of classical design are seen in most succeeding generations of architectural styles. Some of the most famous...
Australian Immigration – Greeks
Changing Rights and Freedoms – Migrants
In 1947, Australia began implementing a social policy which was to have profound and binding effects on its history, it was ‘populate or perish’. In an attempt to safeguard Australia from foreign invasion, over three million...
Impact of Greek Mythology on Western Culture
Greek mythology 's impact on modern societies cannot be understated. Modern language, industry, arts and culture all demonstrate the impact of Greek mythology in today 's world. For example, most people who have no formal knowledge of Greek mythology still...
What Impact Did Greek Mythology Have On Our Society?
Have you ever thought about who came up with the idea of writing stories? Or why TV has so many drama-filled reality shows? We often say that the things in our past shape our lives today, but not many of us take the time to really try to see how...
Greeks Gifts There is not a day that goes by in anyone's life that does not have something to do with the Greek?s way of life and culture. From faith and morals, all the way beyond the subjects of literature, philosophy, science and athletics, Greek ideas are surrounding us all today. The Greeks have...
Difference between Greek and Modern theatres
February 25th, 2013
Word count: 1478
Difference between Greek and Modern Theatres
Theatre today as in ancient Greek times is a popular form of entertainment. Today’s theatres share many similarities with the Greek predecessors however...
The Greeks (Greek: Έλληνες, IPA: [ˈe̞line̞s]) are a nation and ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighbouring regions. In addition, Greeks have established a plethora of vibrant expatriate communities around the world, forming a large Greek diaspora.
Greek colonies and communities have...
The Greek Gods:
Ancient vs. Modern Views
According to ancient Greek mythology the Greek gods and goddesses had at one
time lived the savage, brutal and ugly life of humans. Eventually, however, they managed to rise above this ancient fierceness to become the nineteen elder gods and goddesses...
By: Christine Boldt
The Greek invented the idea, or concept, of theater in the 6th century B.C. The first known formal theater was built in Athens between 550 and 534 B.C., although the oldest theater in the world is in the palace at Knossos in the northern Crete. The Ancient Greek’s way of theater...
Greek and roman influence on modern history
The Socratic Method of investigation.
The column in architecture.
Literature - Homer's 'Iliad' is the first known western book.
Concrete - still the basis of all large construction...
two stand out more than any others. Rome and Greece rose to prominence in their respective eras. Both contributed substantial advancements to the modern societies of the world. Rome particularly excelled in things military, while Greece fostered genius philosophers and mathematicians. These two geographical...
Modern Woman in Classic Greek Literature
What constitutes a woman today greatly differs from the idea of a woman in Classical Greek literature. To describe a woman today would include words like powerful,¹ important,¹ strong,¹ and successful.¹ These words would hardly describe woman in Classical...
Explain why Greek plays should be studied and performed today?
History Essay Assignment
Greek plays symbolise centuries of artistic development and cultural legacy. They mark a high point in philosophy, literature and the performing arts during ancient times and explore the remarkable achievements...