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redsoxdw_

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Filiki Eteria, also known as the Society of Friends was an early Greek group that attempted to overthrow the Ottoman Empire many times. They were first brought together in 1814, which is when there was a lot of struggles going on in Europe; they were trying to capitalize on the instability happening at the time. Their first revolt happened years later in 1821 in the Danubian Principalities (conventional name given to the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia) which was one of the first revolts of the Ottoman Empire.
 

k_tsoukalas

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Filiki Eteria, also known as the Society of Friends was an early Greek group that attempted to overthrow the Ottoman Empire many times. They were first brought together in 1814, which is when there was a lot of struggles going on in Europe; they were trying to capitalize on the instability happening at the time. Their first revolt happened years later in 1821 in the Danubian Principalities (conventional name given to the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia) which was one of the first revolts of the Ottoman Empire.
This is a very cool story - I love hearing the stories of how Greece eventually overcame Ottoman occupation.
 

Why you wouldnt survive life in Ancient Greece

Is Ancient Greece actually as great as it seemed? We always talk about the great accomplishments of Ancient Greeks but fail to talk about the fact that there was so much slavery and war during the time. It was a dangerous place where many people were forced into violent wars between the Ancient Greek City States. This is the less talked about truth!

Could the Parthenon marbles be returned to Greece?

There is finally some hope in the constant and ongoing battle to return the person on marbles from the United Kingdom to Greece. A new chairman has declared that there is a deal to be done in terms of the marbles. Many are very hopeful that this might be pointing to a potential return, but others have given up hope in this battle. personally, this is something that I would love to see. There are so many artifacts from around the world that are stolen and still being housed in museums in the United Kingdom. The right thing should be done, and the marbles should be returned, as should every other stolen artifact.

Here is how Ancient Greeks celebrated the summer solstice

Perhaps this will give you some inspiration for your own celebration of the solstice! In many different ancient societies, solstices are an extremely important, including Ancient Greece. To celebrate the solstice, the ancient Greeks held a festival each year. The summer solstice was also used as a signifier as to win the Olympic games would be held.

Did you know about Ukraines historical Greek community?

Greeks are all over the world! Even in Ukraine, making them more vulnerable to the war that is going on right now between Ukraine and Russia. This Greek minority has been in Ukraine since Ionians came from the city of Miletus in Asia Minor in around 7th century BC. They settled in an area called Mariupul which as named after the Virgin Mary. Over time these Greeks developed their own culture and dialects, but unfortunately many have been forced to leave ever since the war.
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