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Plane Tree And Greek History: a presentation made by the Greek team for the e-Twinning project "The trees of friendship"

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Plane Tree And Greek History (New)

  1. 1. Plane tree and Greek History “ The trees of friendship” 2008-09
  2. 2. Hippocrates’ plane tree
  3. 3. The tree of Hippocrates, stands in front of the Castle of the Knights, at the centre of Kos town of Greek island Kos.
  4. 4. <ul><li>It is a huge tree, with a perimeter of twelve meters, which is considered to be the largest in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>The inhabitants claim that it was planted by Hippocrates, the Greek greatest doctor in antiquity, who used to teach under its shade. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pliny, a Roman historic, at his Natural History has described some legendary plane-trees
  6. 6. <ul><li>There was one on the grounds of the Athenian Academy, the philosopher Plato ’s School, which had roots 50 feet (15 m) long! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Plato’s Academy
  8. 8. <ul><li>According to another tradition, the Apostle Paul also taught there. </li></ul>
  9. 9. By Eleftheria and Orestis For the Greek team

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