Small wonder that many people elsewhere believe Cyprus to be one of the Greek islands.
Not only do Greek art and beauty presuppose Greek religion and mythology, but Greek religion itself requires art in order to give a determinate identity to the gods.
The Greek word for Greece was Hellas.
The Greek alphabet spread over the ancient Greek world, undergoing minor changes.
The vast majority of the inhabitants of present-day Greek Macedonia have a Greek national identity.
Many were reared from infancy by Greek-speaking slaves and later tutored by Greek slaves or freedmen.
Much of the Apocrypha was composed in Greek, and the New Testament was written in popular Greek (Koine).
…(a lover of Hellenism); and Alexander Jannaeus (died 76 bce) hired Greek mercenaries and inscribed his coins in Greek as well as in Hebrew.
Estienne’s son, Henri, published many editiones principes of Greek authors and a Greek Thesaurus (1572) not superseded until the early 19th century.
These translations were critical to the rise of Islamic civilization, since most Greek works were translated from Syriac into Arabic rather than directly from Greek.
For a discussion of the Iliad in the context of other ancient Greek epics, see Greek literature: Ancient Greek literature: The genres: Epic narrative.
The Hexapla presented for comparison the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the Hebrew text in Greek characters, and the Greek versions of Aquila, Symmachus, the Septuagint, and Theodotian in six parallel columns.
…time a significant interest in Greek antiquities was emerging along with a growing belief in the superiority of Greek over Roman architecture that was to result in a Greek Revival in architecture.
Greek political ideas have influenced modern forms of government, Greek pottery and sculpture have inspired artists for millennia, and Greek epic, lyric, and dramatic poetry is still read around the world.
For the rest of the 20th century, the Greek state maintained an assimilationist policy toward the Macedonian-speaking population of Greek Macedonia, seeking to incorporate them fully into the Greek nation.
Roman libraries had separate collections of Greek and Latin books; but except for the substitution of the Latin language for Greek, a Roman papyrus roll closely resembled a Greek one in content, and there was much imitation.
This claim need not violate the Principle of the Excluded Middle, since it would still be true of the generic human that it is either Greek or not Greek, since it is true that all humans are either Greek or not Greek.
The leading Greek intellectual of the early 19th century was the classical scholar Adamántios Koraïs, who in voluminous writings on Greek language and education, argued for a form of Modern Greek “corrected” according to the ancient rules.
Although such an affinity did not exist between Judaism and Hellenistic culture, literary activity among Hellenistic Jews was generally Greek in character: the Greek-writing Jewish authors thought mainly in Greek concepts, used genuine Greek terminology, and wrote many of their works in Greek literary forms.
- a native or inhabitant of Greece
- the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
- of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language
Example: Greek mythology
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Although such an affinity did not exist between Judaism and Hellenistic culture literary activity among Hellenistic Jews was generally Greek in character the Greek-writing Jewish authors thought mainly in Greek concepts used genuine Greek terminology and wrote many of their works in Greek literary forms