1-Did you know ? Marathon came from Ancient Greece Times
You’ve probably watched marathons in person or maybe on television where you live.
Although the marathon has ancient origins, its official distance of 26.2 miles wasn’t set until the 20th century. Athens hosted the first officially sanctioned marathon during the Games’ first modern era in 1896. Such long-distance races were not a part of the ancient games, which were held in Greece from roughly 776 B.C. to A.D. 393 in that country.
The narrative of an ancient Greek messenger who ran from Marathon to Athens, a distance of about 40 kilometers, or almost 25 miles, with news of a significant Greek victory over a Persian invasion army in 490 B.C., served as the basis for the contemporary marathon.After delivering his message, the worn-out messenger passed away. The marathon portion of the 1896 Summer Olympics was made 40 kilometers long in his honor.
2- There are more than 4,000 traditional dances in Ancient Greece
Greek dance (horos) is an exceptionally old practice, being alluded to by creators like Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch and Lucian. There are various styles and translations from the islands in general and encompassing central area regions. Every district shaped its own movement and style to find a place with their own specific manners. For instance, island moves have all the more an alternate smooth stream to them, while Pontic moving nearer to the Black Sea, is exceptionally sharp. There are north of 10,000 conventional moves that come from all districts of ancient Greece. There are additionally dish Hellenic moves, which have been embraced all through the ancient Greek world. These incorporate explicitly the Syrtos, Kalamatianos, Pyrrhichios, Ballos and hasapiko.
Conventional Greek moving has a principally friendly capability. It unites the local area at central issues of the year, for example, Easter, the grape reap or patronal celebrations; and at central issues in the existences of people and families, like weddings. Consequently, custom much of the time directs a severe request in the plan of the artists, for instance, by age.
3- 12 of the Gods and Goddesses lived on Mount Olympus , it is perused in greek history
The 12 Olympian deities are listed below: More than just myths and folklore, the ancient Greek gods were real people. They were an essential component of tradition, culture, and society. The connections between them were intricate and frequently startling by modern standards.
The twelve Olympians were the most significant gods in the Greek pantheon. Between Thessaly and Macedonia in Northern Greece, atop Mount Olympus, they resided.
Zeus \ Hera \ Poseidon \ Athena \ Apollo \ Artemis \ Ares \ Aphrodite \ Hephaestus \ Demeter \ Hermes \ Hestia
4- Greek is also called “Hellenism”/”Hellenes”
It might amaze you that Greeks don’t refer to themselves as “Greek”. Rather Greeks allude to themselves as “Έλληνες” — Hellenes. “Greek” comes from the Latin “Graeci”, and through Roman impact has turned into the normal base of the word for Greek individuals and culture in many dialects. In English, be that as it may, both “Greek” and “Hellenic” are utilized. At the point when most English speakers say “Greek” today, they mean individuals and culture related with the advanced country territory of Greece.
“Hellenism”, in any case, is a greater thing. From antiquated times, the language, culture, and upsides of the Hellenes has essentially affected the world. From the beginning of time non-Hellenic individuals have taken on and acclimatized the qualities and style of the Hellenes.
5 – One of the oldest languages currently in use is Greek.
The ancient Greek language predates Latin by several centuries as the last remaining trace of a historical culture. Around 1500 years before the birth of Christ and the rule of Augustus Caesar, during the Mycenaean Bronze Age, a recognizable version of ancient Greek was spoken and written.
6- the yo-yo was used as a weapon for over 400 hundred years ?
Yo-yos have existed for more than 2,550 years; Duncan was not the originator of them. In actuality, the doll is said to be the oldest toy in human history, with yo-yos coming in second. The toy in ancient Greece was constructed of terra cotta, metal, and wood. Greeks painted images of their gods on the yo-two yo’s halves. Greek kids frequently gave up their toys and offered them as sacrifices on the family altar as a rite of passage into maturity.
The yo-yo arrived in Europe from the Orient around 1800. The yo-yo was known as the bandalore, quiz, or Prince of Wales toy in Britain. The French called her l’emigrette or incroyable. It does, however, mean “come back” in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines. Yo-yos have been used as weapons in the Philippines for more than 400 years. Their version was enormous, had pointed edges and studs, and was fastened to sturdy 20-foot ropes so that it could be thrown at adversaries or prey.
7 – Athens has more theatres than any other city in the world
It is not surprising that Athens now has the most stages in the world as it was once the epicenter of theater in the time of the ancient Greeks. There are 148 theater stages in Athens, including both historic outdoor performance venues and contemporary playhouses.
The word theater is derived from the Greek word theatron, which means “a place of seeing,” therefore we may credit the ancient Greeks for the theater as we know it. When plays were originally performed to honor gods and goddesses, particularly the deity Dionysus at his festival known as Dionysia, it was during the first democracy in ancient Athens. Dionysus was welcomed to his home as the god of wine, fertility, celebration, and finally theater.With theatrical songs, processions, and the bull sacrifice, Dionysus was welcomed to his party.
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