The Ancient World | Greece | Culture | guardian.co.uk   1 comment

Parthenon from west

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E pluribus unum: “out of many – one”. The one-time motto of the US reminds us that, much like most of the larger nation states today, ancient Greece was a mosaic of very different components: about 1,000 of them at any one time between c600BC and AD330. That is, there were a thousand or so separate, often radically self-differentiated political entities, most of which went by the title of polis, or citizen-state. Our term “Greece” is derived from the Romans’ Latin name, Graecia, whereas the ancient Greeks spoke of Hellas – meaning sometimes the Aegean Greek heartland, at other times the entire, hypertrophied Hellenic world – and referred to themselves as “Hellenes”.

via The Ancient World | Greece | Culture | guardian.co.uk.

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Posted November 16, 2010 by dmacc502 in culture, global, government, history, literature, travel

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