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Culture

Culture

  • The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years, beginning in Mycenaean Greece, continuing most notably into Classical Greece, through the influence of the Roman Empire and its Greek Eastern successor the Byzantine Empire. Other cultures and states such as Latin and Frankish states, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian Republic, Genoese Republic, and British Empire have also left their influence on modern Greek culture.
  • Ancient Greek architecture is best known through its temples and theatres. In the twentieth century, Greek architecture has followed international architectural trends. Important Greek and international architects have designed many buildings of Athens such as Dimitris Pikionis, Stamatios Kleanthis, Anastasios Metaxas, Ernst Ziller and others.
  • Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.
  • Greece has a remarkably rich and resilient literary tradition, extending over 2800 years and through several eras. The first recorded works in the western literary tradition are the epic poems of Homer and Hesiod. Classical Greece is also judged the birthplace of theatre. Some of the most important Greek writers are Alexandros Papadimantis, Constantine Cavafis, Dionisios Solomos, Andreas Kalvos, Odyseas Elytis, George Seferis, Nikos Kazantzakis and George Vizyinos.
  • Among the most famous Greeks, there should be mentioned a painter El greko, opera singer Maria Callas, philosophers Aristotle, Socrates and others.
  • Greece Food and Wine are famous for their good quality and amazing taste. Some dishes are the same everywhere in Greece and the Greek Islands, whereas some others are local culinary specialties, so they wille hardly be found in another Greek region.
  • The world’s third leading producer of olives, the Greeks have cultivated olive trees since ancient times. Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century are still producing olives.
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    Source: www.wikipedia.org