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  • Parthenon - The temple of Athena Parthenos, built on the Acropolis in 447–432 bc by Pericles to honor Athens' patron goddess and to honor the Greek victory over the Persians. It was designed by Ictinus and Callicrates with sculptures by Phidias
  • - English/French 1%- Muslim 1.3% ; Other 0.7%- Literacy:97.8% male ; 94.2% female
  • - President serves 5 year terms
  • Day 1 – Religious ceremonies honoring ZeusDay 2 – After chariot races, 5 sporting events took placeDay 3 – Contests for young boys Day 4 – Finale and final games Day 5 – Celebrations for Zeus and banquets for the victors
  • The "Sacred Rock", the Athens Acropolis, is the trademark monument of Athens and of Greece. It is also the most important ancient monument in Europe. Surrounded by the new Athens, the Parthenon still stands proudly over itThe Roman Emperor Galerius ordered its construction so that a road running through this arch would connect it to his palace
  • Greece

    1. 1. By Julia Clites
    2. 2. Capital: Athens
    3. 3. Demographic Information Population: 10,767,827 Life Expectancy: 80.05 years Official Language: Greek 99% Official Religion: Greek Orthodox 98% Literacy: 96%
    4. 4. Greek Government Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy 300 elected parliamentary deputies form the parliament Whichever political party gets 151+ seats assumes office The winning party president becomes Prime Minister President is elected by parliamentary deputies
    5. 5. The First Olympic Games The first Olympic games were held in 776 BC The games honored Zeus They were held at Olympia every four years The games helped to solve civil wars within Greece Racing and wrestling were popular early Olympic events
    6. 6. Economic Information GDP per capita: $27,600 GDP composition by sector: Agriculture - 3.3%, Industry - 17.9%, Services - 78.9% 2011 unemployment rate: 17.3% 21% of people below poverty line
    7. 7. Greek Food Greek Salad – Known in Greece as a village/country salad; made up of tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and olive oil Gyro – Famous Greek sandwich made on a pita with different kinds of meat and vegetables, topped with tzatziki sauce Baklava – Delicious Greek dessert made of phyllo dough, chopped nuts, and honey Greece has the oldest grape wine remnants ever discovered in the world
    8. 8. Major Greek Cities Athens – the capital city of Greece – was one of the first city states ever and is famous for the Acropolis 3,247,000 (1/3 of the total population) people live in Athens Thessaloniki – the second largest city in Greece – is famous for the Arch of Galerius 361,200 live in Thessaloniki
    9. 9. The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer, the famous Greek poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey, lived somewhere around 800 BC The Iliad is a tragedy about the battles of Achilles and Agamemnon during the Trojan War, and The Odyssey is a comedy about the adventures of a hero at sea The Iliad is commonly recognized as the greatest piece of Greek Literature Although there is not much information about Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey are two of the most famous Greek epics ever
    10. 10. Santorini, Greece Lying on top of steep volcanic cliffs, Santorini is one of the most famous Greek Islands The Island sits on top of the Aegean Sea There are over 250 churches on the island The Island is easily recognized because of all of its white buildings With many beautiful attractions, such as the Amoudi Bay, Santorini is famous for its amazing sunsets
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