19 Facts About Greek culture


Range of domestically and internationally known composers and performers across the musical spectrum have found success in modern Greece, while traditional Greek music is noted as a mixture of influences from indigenous culture with those of west and east.

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Famous Greek culture musicians and composers of modern era include the central figure of 20th-century European modernism Iannis Xenakis, a composer, architect and theorist.

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Greek culture taverns providing live entertainment often include folk dances in their program.

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Notable playwrights of the modern Greek culture theatre include Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, Gregorios Xenopoulos, Nikos Kazantzakis, Angelos Terzakis, Pantelis Horn, Alekos Sakellarios and Iakovos Kambanelis, while notable actors include Cybele Andrianou, Marika Kotopouli, Aimilios Veakis, Orestis Makris, Katina Paxinou, Manos Katrakis and Dimitris Horn.

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Greek culture cuisine has a long tradition and its flavors change with the season and its geography.

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Ancient Greek culture cuisine was characterized by its frugality and was founded on the "Mediterranean triad": wheat, olive oil, and wine, with meat being rarely eaten and fish being more common.

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Outstanding Greek culture public figures in the 20th century include Cretan-born Eleutherios Venizelos, prominent statesman of the interwar period; Ioannis Metaxas, dictator from 1936 until his death; Constantine Karamanlis, prime minister and president of Greece; George Papandreou, head of the Center Union Party and prime minister ; and his son Andreas Papandreou, the PASOK leader who became prime minister in 1981.

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Greek culture language is the official language of the Hellenic Republic and Republic of Cyprus and has a total of 15 million speakers worldwide; it is an Indo-European language.

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Greek culture has had enormous impact on other languages both directly on the Romance languages, and indirectly through its influence on the emerging Latin language during the early days of Rome.

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The Classical era is that most commonly associated with Greek culture Literature, beginning in 800 BCE and maintaining its influence through to the beginnings of Byzantine period, whereafter the influence of Christianity began to spawn a new development of the Greek culture written word.

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The many elements of a millennia-old tradition are reflected in Modern Greek culture literature, including the works of the Nobel laureates Odysseus Elytis and George Seferis.

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Greek culture was the central figure of the Greek literary generation of the 1880s and one of the cofounders of the so-called New Athenian School .

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Greek culture world is widely regarded as having given birth to scientific thought by means of observation, thought, and development of a theory without the intervention of a supernatural force.

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Greek culture learning had a profound influence on Western and Middle Eastern civilizations.

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Some Greek culture thinkers decided to not accept religious explanations for how the world works, an example being Xenophanes.

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Greek culture Orthodox Church, largely because of the importance of Byzantium in Greek culture history, as well as its role in the revolution, is a major institution in modern Greece.

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The Greek culture state has fully approved the construction a main mosque for the more recent Muslim community of Athens under the freedom of religion provisions of the Greek culture constitution.

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Many Greek culture athletes have achieved significant success and have won world and olympic titles in numerous sports during the years, such as basketball, wrestling, water polo, athletics, weightlifting, with many of them becoming international stars inside their sports.

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Greek culture athletes have won a total 146 medals for Greece in 15 different Olympic sports at the Summer Olympic Games, including the Intercalated Games, an achievement which makes Greece one of the top nations globally, in the world's rankings of medals per capita.

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