According to Wikipedia "The Greek navy functioned much like the ancient Greek army. Several similarities existed between them, suggesting that the mindset of the Greeks flowed naturally between the two forms of fighting."
The Navy and Army are two totally different things. Athens developed a formidable army after the First Persian Invasion and they had a unique type of ship in their fleet, as well as winning battle strategies. Here's a good article with an overview:
I am curious which topics of Greece are covered in history classes in Greece. I have a Greek-American friend who is homeschooling her kids, and she wants to cover Greek history in a way that is closer to the way it is covered in the country - or least partially that way (if this makes sense at all). She realizes that historical topics are often skewed to different perspectives.
The issue here is that she wants general topics on how they are covered, and maybe even advice as to a textbook to buy. She said her Greek isn't great, but she knows it well enough to get by - but one of her children is very proficient in the Greek language so can handle it... Any advice you have is welcomed!
I love studying Greek history, and with such a long history, there is a lot to cover. I realized recently that I had been glossing over the Byzantine Empire, which was a big part of the Greece's history!
I had spent so much time studying about Ancient Greece, and then getting up to speed with modern Greek historical topics.
The Greek War for Independence is celebrated March 25th and that is just around the corner. It got me thinking about the events that led up to the war, because we are about in that time period to think about it.
When I study this, what topics or events do you recommend I look up?
Our modern politics and vocabulary owes the Ancient Greek democracy-demo-kratia
” which is made up of two words: “Demos” meaning people and “Kratia” meaning rule.
When we used hang around Acropolis where there is a tree under which voting took place simply by raising hands in favour, majority wins!
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