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By Artemis Leontis

The Parthenon. Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Homer's epic poems. Gods and goddesses lounging round, indulging in pleasures on Mount Olympus. All of those photographs call to mind the normal icons of Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization. yet what can we recognize of recent Greece? the reply to that question and extra are available during this entire examine modern Greek tradition. This one-stop reference resource is jam-packed with illustrative descriptions of lifestyle in Greece within the twenty first century. perfect for prime college scholars or even undergraduates drawn to learning overseas, this wide quantity examines subject matters comparable to faith, social customs, rest existence, gala's, language, literature, acting arts, media, and glossy artwork and structure, between many different issues. Woven into the textual content are attractive and actual vignettes of Greek existence, assisting to demonstrate the way it is humans dwell. A crossroads among Europe, Africa, and the center East, Greece is combating to carry directly to the tradition of the day gone by, whereas nonetheless having a look towards modernity. Culture and Customs of Greece is a must have quantity for all highschool and public library shelves.

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First came the forging of a standard language from Greek dialects. Then, gradually, came the Hellenization of the population. 34 Nothing has extinguished regional differences as successfully as the post– World War II mass migrations from mountain villages to coastal towns. 35 Perhaps this demographic analysis cuts to the heart of contemporary Greek culture. With 35 percent of the population living in metropolitan Athens and 22 percent in Thessaloniki and nearby towns and cities in Macedonia, this leaves just 43 percent distributed throughout the remaining eight regions of Greece.

Courtesy of Carrie Romant, May 2007. While the Great Powers supported an independent Greece, the very small kingdom they forged, with a northern border running from Arta to Volos and cutting through Thessaly, was nearly unsustainable. The list of problems was long. 7528in February 23, 2009 THE LAND, PEOPLE, AND HISTORY 15 the British, a situation that pushed Greece to bankruptcy in 1893 and led to resentment of foreign interventions in the twentieth century. The state excluded arable lands to the north and east, where many Greek-speaking Orthodox Christians lived.

Conservative governments ruled Greece with a tight hand. The resurgence of a political center in elections of 1961 followed by the victory of the liberal George Papandreou’s Center Union Party in 1963 challenged the military and monarchy, which were unprepared to surrender power. King Constantine II did all he could to bring down the Center Union government. Facing the likelihood of a renewed victory by the Center Union in elections of May 1967, he planned military intervention by the army’s generals.

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