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About My History of Greece

parthenon-acropolis, athens, greeceThe word Greek, according to Aristotle, comes from the word Graikoi, which was the pre-historic name of the Hellenes. The people who we call the Greeks, and live in a country we call Greece, actually call themselves Hellenes and live in a country called Hellas. This is their story. This page started as an historical overview for my Greece Travel Guides and not meant to be a detailed account of Greek history though there are some areas where my interest in a topic or even my own personal experience enabled me to go into more detail. For those of you who want to know more about Greece and what makes it such a unique and fascinating country this should serve as an introduction. You can click on most photos in my history to see them full size and even find more information. Should you get lost you can return to this index page when you click on the link at the top and the bottom of each page. If you like my History of Greece please share it with your friends on Facebook and other forms of social media.

History of Greece Index

Mask of Agamemnon
Bronze and Iron Age

The Parthenon
The Golden Age

Alexander the Great
 Alexander the Great

Hadrian's Arch Athens
 The Roman Period

Byzantine church
 The Byzantine Period

Turkish Mosque, Athens
The Turkish Period

Revolution of 1821
Revolution of 1821

Smyrna 1922

World War Two

Lest We Forget

Greek Civil War
Civil War

Grigoris Lambrakis

Greek Colonals
The Junta

Nov 17 1973

Pasok Poster
Newest Democracy

Euro 2004

 Final Words

Greek Parliament
Greek Politics

Aphrodite's Child

Nov 17 Terrorist Group
November 17 Terrorism


More History from Matt's Greece Travel Guides

Temple of Apollo, Corinth
Greek Archaeolog
ical Sites

Rembetika and Greek Popular Music

Tinos 1963
Greece in the 60s Photos

Athinas Street print
Prints of Early 20th Century Athens

Greek holidays
Greek Festivals and Holidays

Athens Synogogue
A Short History of the Jews in Greece

Karagiozi Shadow Puppet Theater

Elgin Marbles
The Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles

Was Columbus Greek?

Unlike a book where mistakes stay where they are until they are changed in the next printing or accepted as truth for the sake of convenience or indifference, a web-site can be changed fairly easily. So if you find events that did not happen the way I wrote them, or did not happen at all, or something important that I have missed then I would love to hear from you. I have tried to be as objective as possible however it is difficult not to see things through one's own prejudices. I imagine the left will find me too conservative, the right will find me too radical and the intellectuals will find me just plain dumb. I would love to hear from all of you. But keep it nice. Take a deep breath and write in a calm and sensible way since I tend not to read ravings and e-mails that begin with expletives. Matt Barrett:

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