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AHEPA

The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.   Hellenism An important component of AHEPA’s mission is to create an awareness of the principles of Hellenism to society. These principles include a commitment to humanity, freedom, and democracy. The preservation and promotion of these […]

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Glossopolis. Linguistic Tourism – Speak Greek and Get Discounts

Learn Greek, support local businesses, AND save money as a reward for your efforts! Glossopolis is a travel e-learning platform providing Greek language courses for visitors to Athens who wish to enhance their stay by speaking the language of the locals with the locals. What better way to learn? When you sign in to the […]

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Support Greek Volunteer Firefighters

In Greece, volunteer firefighting was established by law in 1991. Today, there are 2000 unsalaried volunteer firefighters and their only motive is their faith in the idea of volunteering, the love for what they do and their will to offer to their fellow citizen in a time of need. Most volunteers are young people, employees […]

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Κωνσταντίνος Καραθεοδωρή

Ο Κωνσταντίνος Καραθεοδωρή (Βερολίνο, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 1873 – Μόναχο, 2 Φεβρουαρίου 1950) ήταν μαθηματικός ελληνικής καταγωγής, υπήκοος Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας, που διακρίθηκε σε παγκόσμιο επίπεδο. Ο Καραθεοδωρή ήταν γνωστός εκτός Ελλάδας ως Konstantin Carathéodory και συχνά αναφέρεται (λανθασμένα) ως Καραθεοδωρής. Το επιστημονικό έργο του Κωνσταντίνου Καραθεοδωρή επεκτείνεται σε πολλούς τομείς των Μαθηματικών, της Φυσικής και της […]

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Snake Goddess or a priestess performing a ritual.

Μινωικός πολιτισμός

Με τον όρο Μινωικός πολιτισμός εννοείται ο προϊστορικός πολιτισμός της Κρήτης, διακριτός του προϊστορικού πολιτισμού που αναπτύχθηκε στην ηπειρωτική Αρχαία Ελλάδα (Ελλαδικός πολιτισμός) και τα νησιά του Αιγαίου (Κυκλαδικός πολιτισμός). Το όνομα μινωικός προέρχεται από τον μυθικό βασιλέα Μίνωα και δόθηκε από τον Άρθουρ Έβανς, τον αρχαιολόγο που ανέσκαψε το ανάκτορο της Κνωσού. Η ανάλυση […]

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Εκπαίδευση στην αρχαία Ελλάδα

Η Αρχαία Ελλάδα υπήρξε ένας από τους εκπαιδευτές του κόσμου, με τρόπο που ακόμη και ο Περικλής δεν τόλμησε να φανταστεί. Τα διανοητικά, αισθητικά και πολιτικά επιτεύγματα της κλασικής Ελλάδας μαγεύουν εδώ και αιώνες τους μελετητές του δυτικού πολιτισμού. Η ήδη αχανής βιβλιογραφία συνεχίζει να αυξάνεται και η πλήρης κατανόηση του ελληνικού πολιτισμού απαιτεί κοπιαστική […]

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Education in ancient Greece

Education in Ancient Greece

From its origins in the Homeric and the aristocratic tradition, Greek education was vastly “democratized” in the 5th century BCE, influenced by the Sophists, Plato and Isocrates. In the Hellenistic period, education in a gymnasium was considered an inextricable prerequisite for participation in the Greek culture. There were two forms of education in ancient Greece: […]

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Ancient Greek Astronomy

References to identifiable stars and constellations appear in the writings of Homer and Hesiod, the earliest surviving examples of Greek literature. In the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer refers to the following celestial objects: the constellation Boötes, the star cluster Hyades, the constellation Orion, the star cluster Pleiades, Sirius, the Dog Star, the constellation Ursa […]

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Greek numerals

Greek numerals

Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using the letters of the Greek alphabet. These alphabetic numerals are also known by names Ionic or Ionian numerals, Milesian numerals, and Alexandrian numerals. In modern Greece, they are still used for ordinal numbers and in situations similar to those in which Roman numerals are still used […]

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Amphipolis: Greek tombs give up their lavish riches

“The sphinxes are probably ready to reveal their secrets,” says Greek culture minister Konstantinos Tasoulas, sitting in his central Athens office talking about the mystery surrounding the “unique” archaeological excavation in the northern town of Amphipolis, which continues to grip his nation. In the past three months, those working on the dig have made their […]

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