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The famous marathon that we know of today started in Greece! The first marathon actually took place at the Battle of Marathon. The Greeks won because of Pheideppes who greatly affected the war. After the Greek army defeated the Persian army, the commander, Miltiades, told his messenger to send word to Athens that the Persians were headed their way. Pheideppes ran the distance between Marathon and Athens he delivered the message that the Persians were on their way. The marathon was born after his famous run!

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Who was Constantine the Great?

Constantine the Great was an emperor of the Roman Empire from 306 until his death in 337. He is criticized and praised by many, but he is an important figure in history nonetheless. He has a lot of military and religious significance. He is known for being the first Christian emperor and also during this time, Greece was part of the Roman Empire.

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What is your favorite moment in Greek history? Mine is Oxi Day 🇬🇷

For those of you who don't know, Oxi Day is when Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1940 which demanded that Greece allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory or else there would be war. He then responded with "No" or "Oxi," implying that Greece would go to war!

The marathon started in Greece!

The famous marathon that we know of today started in Greece! The first marathon actually took place at the Battle of Marathon. The Greeks won because of Pheideppes who greatly affected the war. After the Greek army defeated the Persian army, the commander, Miltiades, told his messenger to send word to Athens that the Persians were headed their way. Pheideppes ran the distance between Marathon and Athens he delivered the message that the Persians were on their way. The marathon was born after his famous run!

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April 21st, 1967: Greek Junta Places Country in Shackles!

When I saw Tanks on the streets up and down Paleo Faliro and Athens Airport it was a normal way of life....I was too young to realise the implications of what was really going on..

What life was like for Greeks under Ottoman occupation

This is a great video by the Benaki Museum about what life was like for Greek people under Ottoman rule, check it out!

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