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paharo45

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I know this is a loaded question, but I would love to hear what the history lovers have to say about Greece and Cyprus! How did Cyprus come to be as its own country?
 

The history of building with stone in Greece

As you may have noticed, many houses in Greece are built with stone (as you'll see in the picture below). Historically, houses in Greece were built with stone because it was readily available and very sturdy. Stone also keeps the houses cool, which is a big problem because it can get very hot and dry in Greece

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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.

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?

How Greece joined the European Union

After World War II and Greece's Civil War, Greece had the opportunity to build itself back up again and renew it's a economy. A lot of European nations decided that creating a strong union would increase solidarity and improve the economy amongst the countries after World War II. Greece was influenced to sign the agreement and it officially join the European Union in 1981. There was a lot of back-and-forth on whether this was actually a good idea and whether it truly benefitted agrees to join. What do you all think?

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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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