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greggd12

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Dorieus was the son of Anaxandridas II and his niece-wife. For years, Anaxandridas’ marriage to his niece was childless. It got to the point at which Sparta’s Council of Ephors feared that Anaxandridas would not leave any heirs. He's one of my favourite figures in Ancient Greek history!!
 
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Great question! Here is more information about Dorieus of Sparta:


Thanks for stopping by!!
 

k_tsoukalas

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Dorieus was the son of Anaxandridas II and his niece-wife. For years, Anaxandridas’ marriage to his niece was childless. It got to the point at which Sparta’s Council of Ephors feared that Anaxandridas would not leave any heirs. He's one of my favourite figures in Ancient Greek history!!
He was a truly fascinating historical figure. Fun fact - his brother was King Leonidas (from Thermopylae).
 

Aristoteles: Opposite of Ökonomik

Hi,

or oeconomica, its Ökonomik in German. He sees this a as what we would call working economy, all/most get better.
The opposite for him is capitalism, a few get better, most get worse. I am looking for the word for this. Itis something like Thanatomia, from Thanatos, death.
Not "Chrematistik", being able to enrich yourself. Thanks!

Any ideas?

The history of the gyro

The history of the gyro has actually been debated for years. Food historians believe that the gyro actually arrived in Greece in the early 1920’s as refugees from Asia Minor, mainly from Constantinople (now Istanbul) and Smyrna (now Izmir). Many of these people had Greek ancestry, and they brought the tradition of the gyro with them. Some legends indicate, however, that the first gyro handlers in Athens were actually of Armenian decent.

It was fairly common for these refugees to open small shops, mainly in Athens, and that helped increase the food’s popularity. As the people of Athens caught on, the dish started spreading to other areas of Greece. Eventually, Greeks who began leaving Greece for other countries, such s the United States, brought the food with them and the tradition continued in countries such as the United States and Canada.

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What is the best topic for a history paper about Greece?

One of my friends is taking a modern Greek history course, and he's struggling to find a topic for hispaper. I told him about this forum, and I'm thinking that some of you history buffs would have good ideas. The paper is supposed to pinpoint a pivotal moment/change in Greek history and discuss how the leadership and government influenced this change. Any ideas?

Did you know that the anchor was invented in Ancient Greece?

Prior to the Ancient Greeks, ancient ships would often throw large stones that were tied with ropes over the side of the boats to keep them steady. Even though this did work up to a point, it didn’t work all that well. No matter how heavy the stone was, it would still drift slightly in the ocean. The Ancient Greeks solved this problem by created the first real anchors, which they often referred to as “teeth”, or ὀδὁντες in the original Greek. These first anchors were made from buckets that were filled with stones. These buckets would grab onto the dirt at the ocean floor, thus keeping the ship in plate. Because each ship had several of these anchors, it made the ship even steadier. Even when there was a place to tie the boat to, the anchors were still used to provide extra stability.

Insightful interview with Mikis Theodorakis (RIP)

It is so cool to see Theodorakis talk like this, very sad that he is gone

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