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Culture and Customs of Greece (Culture and Customs of by Artemis Leontis

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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 pictures recall to mind the conventional 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 accomplished 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 university scholars or even undergraduates drawn to learning in another country, this huge quantity examines themes equivalent to faith, social customs, rest existence, fairs, language, literature, acting arts, media, and smooth artwork and structure, between many different issues. Woven into the textual content are attractive and exact vignettes of Greek existence, supporting to demonstrate the way it is humans reside. A crossroads among Europe, Africa, and the center East, Greece is battling to carry directly to the tradition of the day gone by, whereas nonetheless taking 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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Besides these large islands, smaller ones each have their special associations: Tinos with marble workers and the annual pilgrimage on August 15; Syros with its neoclassical buildings, shipyards, and parallel Greek Orthodox and Catholic communities on adjacent hills. Finally Mykonos, with its windmills, churches, and seaside buildings, and Santorini, dangerously perched over an eruptive caldera, epitomize the Aegean as a tourist destination. The fragile destinies of these two poster children of Greece truly represent the mind-bending range of histories, traditions, and landscapes found in the Aegean.

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