GREECE or HELLASHellas from prefix - el- that means sunand -las - which means rock or stone.So Hellas is the land of the s...
Olympic flame ceremony in ancient Olympia.The torch is lit using the sun’s rays and a mirror.
….but what isculture?
Culture is ……our language
Phaistos Disc                                              (17th century BC)It is believed to be a document in an archaic ...
Ostracon - piece of pottery- bearing the name of Cimon. 486 BC
Άξιον ΕςτίΤη γλώςςα μου ζδωςαν ελληνική·Μονάχη ζγνοια η γλώςςα μου ςτισ αμμουδιζσ του Όμηρου.……………………………………………………………………………...
Graffiti on a wall somewhere in Athens
Some facts about language• The official language of Greece is Greek, spoken by 99% of the  population.   In addition, a nu...
Culture is ……our history
The rape of Europa. Ancient Greek myth.
Battle of Marathon 490 BC
Alexander the Great. 356-323. King of the Macedon.
Medieval castles inGreece
Byzantine coins
Grateful Hellas. (1858)Greece among warriors and heroes.
The heroines of 1940marble panel         Part of the marble panel                      “Memories of Pindos”               ...
Children’s drawings inspired by the Athens Polytechnic Schooluprising against the military junta.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
1981. Greece becomes member of the EU.
Culture is ……our music
Harpist. The harp player. 2700 to 2300 BC.
The musical theory of Pythagoras.Pythagoras (570 – 495 BC) discovered that musical notescould be translated into mathemati...
Traditional Greek musical instruments
Domna Samiou.Great Folk singer
Greek Folk musicians
Macedonian street bands playing brass instruments.
Great Greek musiciansDimitris Mitropoulos          Iannis Xenakis
Mikis Theodorakis   Manos Hatzidakis
The Athens Concert Hall
Culture is...…our literature
HomerThe author of the Iliad andOdyssey. (about 850 BC)                              Iliad, Book VIII, lines 245–53,      ...
Erotokritos. A romance composed by Vincenzo Kornaros .                                 (early 17th century)
Dionysios Solomos (1798 -1857)    The national poet of Greece.• The national poet of Greece                               ...
Greek Nobel laureates in                   literatureGeorge Seferis. Nobel Prize 1963   Odyseas Elytis. Nobel Price 1979
National Library of Greece
Culture is ……our dances
Marble relief from the archaic period (800 BC- 480 BC)showing dancing men.
Culture is…… theatre
Ancient theatre masks (1st century BC).
Drama performance at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus                                   Odeon Herodus Atticus.Stone theatre located on the slope of the...
National Theatre of Greece
….and cinema
Theodoros Aggelopoulos
Culture is…  ...art
Spring. Wall painting from Thira. 17th Century BC
Red figure and black figure vases. 600- 500 BC.
The famous statue of Heniochus (the charioteer) 478 BC.
El Greco           Dormition of the Virgin 1565
Olive harvesting. 1933Painting by Theofilos (major folk painter).
Contemporary artistsKostas Tsoklis                    Alekos Fasianos
Street art inThessaloniki
Umbrellas. Contemporary work of art.(artist: G. Zoggolopoulos)
Culture is ……the architectural   monuments
Mycenae. The Lion Gate              1700 BC
The palace of Knossos inCrete. 1500 BC
The Acropolis of Athens
The Parthenon      The Erechtheum Propylaia (the gateway)
Stoa of Attalos138 BC
Tower houses in Mani
Santorini.The world’s best Island according to BBC in 2011.
The new Acropolis Museum.Opened to public in 2009.
Culture is ……our religion
The oracle of Delphi.The Tholos and the treasuries at the Athena Pronaia sanctuary.
Panagia Ekatontapyliani (the Church of 100 Doors) A historic Byzantine church on the island of Paros. The church dates to ...
Osios LoukasHistoric Monastery.(early 10th century)
Mount Athos. “ The Holy Mountain”.It is home to 20 Orthodox monasteries.
Some facts about religion• The Greek population is composed of a 97% of Christian  Orthodox. The rest of the population is...
Culture is ……our traditions
Flower wreath to celebrate the first   Kathara Deftera. Clean Monday.day of May.                                The first ...
ChristmasCarol singing                     Christmas                           tree                      and Christmas …bo...
Traditional Christmas sweets
EasterMidnight Service of the Resurrection Breaking each other’s egg             Tsoureki. Easter bread.
Culture is ……our love and care for   the environment
Wind farmSolar power plant
Culture is ……what we eat
Olive oilOlive oil is a versatile ingredient thathas been used in cooking forthousands of years.Goddess Athenadonated the ...
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
Cultural Identity of Greece
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Cultural Identity of Greece

  1. 1. GREECE or HELLASHellas from prefix - el- that means sunand -las - which means rock or stone.So Hellas is the land of the sun and the rock.And in fact, these are the features of the country.And these features contributed to shaping thecharacter and culture of the Greek.
  2. 2. Olympic flame ceremony in ancient Olympia.The torch is lit using the sun’s rays and a mirror.
  3. 3. ….but what isculture?
  4. 4. Culture is ……our language
  5. 5. Phaistos Disc (17th century BC)It is believed to be a document in an archaic form of Greek.
  6. 6. Ostracon - piece of pottery- bearing the name of Cimon. 486 BC
  7. 7. Άξιον ΕςτίΤη γλώςςα μου ζδωςαν ελληνική·Μονάχη ζγνοια η γλώςςα μου ςτισ αμμουδιζσ του Όμηρου.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Μονάχη ζγνοια η γλώςςα μου, με τα πρώτα Δόξα Σοι!………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Μονάχη ζγνοια η γλώςςα μου, με τα πρώτα λόγια του Ύμνου! Worthy it isI was given the Greek language;My only care my language on Homer’s beaches.………………………………………………………………………………………………………My only care my language with the first Glory to Thee!………………………………………………………………………………………………………My only care my language with the first words of the Hymn!(Odysseas Elytis Nobel Price 1979Translated by Jeffrey Carson and Nikos Sarris)
  8. 8. Graffiti on a wall somewhere in Athens
  9. 9. Some facts about language• The official language of Greece is Greek, spoken by 99% of the population. In addition, a number of minority languages and some Greek dialects are spoken as well.• The main minority languages in Greece are : Albanian, Aromanian, Turkish and Slavic.• Immigrant languages are mostly : Armenian , Assyrian Neo-Aramaic , English , Kurdish, Russian, Serbian, Arabic.• The most common foreign languages learned by Greeks are English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
  10. 10. Culture is ……our history
  11. 11. The rape of Europa. Ancient Greek myth.
  12. 12. Battle of Marathon 490 BC
  13. 13. Alexander the Great. 356-323. King of the Macedon.
  14. 14. Medieval castles inGreece
  15. 15. Byzantine coins
  16. 16. Grateful Hellas. (1858)Greece among warriors and heroes.
  17. 17. The heroines of 1940marble panel Part of the marble panel “Memories of Pindos” Knitting for the soldiers at war. (Coloured lithograph poster) Coloured poster
  18. 18. Children’s drawings inspired by the Athens Polytechnic Schooluprising against the military junta.
  19. 19. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  20. 20. 1981. Greece becomes member of the EU.
  21. 21. Culture is ……our music
  22. 22. Harpist. The harp player. 2700 to 2300 BC.
  23. 23. The musical theory of Pythagoras.Pythagoras (570 – 495 BC) discovered that musical notescould be translated into mathematical equations.
  24. 24. Traditional Greek musical instruments
  25. 25. Domna Samiou.Great Folk singer
  26. 26. Greek Folk musicians
  27. 27. Macedonian street bands playing brass instruments.
  28. 28. Great Greek musiciansDimitris Mitropoulos Iannis Xenakis
  29. 29. Mikis Theodorakis Manos Hatzidakis
  30. 30. The Athens Concert Hall
  31. 31. Culture is...…our literature
  32. 32. HomerThe author of the Iliad andOdyssey. (about 850 BC) Iliad, Book VIII, lines 245–53, Greek manuscript, late 5th, early 6th centuries AD.
  33. 33. Erotokritos. A romance composed by Vincenzo Kornaros . (early 17th century)
  34. 34. Dionysios Solomos (1798 -1857) The national poet of Greece.• The national poet of Greece From Hymn to Liberty, a poem written by Dionysios Solomos ,and National Anthem of Greece
  35. 35. Greek Nobel laureates in literatureGeorge Seferis. Nobel Prize 1963 Odyseas Elytis. Nobel Price 1979
  36. 36. National Library of Greece
  37. 37. Culture is ……our dances
  38. 38. Marble relief from the archaic period (800 BC- 480 BC)showing dancing men.
  39. 39. Culture is…… theatre
  40. 40. Ancient theatre masks (1st century BC).
  41. 41. Drama performance at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus.
  42. 42. Odeon of Herodes Atticus Odeon Herodus Atticus.Stone theatre located on the slope of the Acropolis of Athens.
  43. 43. National Theatre of Greece
  44. 44. ….and cinema
  45. 45. Theodoros Aggelopoulos
  46. 46. Culture is… ...art
  47. 47. Spring. Wall painting from Thira. 17th Century BC
  48. 48. Red figure and black figure vases. 600- 500 BC.
  49. 49. The famous statue of Heniochus (the charioteer) 478 BC.
  50. 50. El Greco Dormition of the Virgin 1565
  51. 51. Olive harvesting. 1933Painting by Theofilos (major folk painter).
  52. 52. Contemporary artistsKostas Tsoklis Alekos Fasianos
  53. 53. Street art inThessaloniki
  54. 54. Umbrellas. Contemporary work of art.(artist: G. Zoggolopoulos)
  55. 55. Culture is ……the architectural monuments
  56. 56. Mycenae. The Lion Gate 1700 BC
  57. 57. The palace of Knossos inCrete. 1500 BC
  58. 58. The Acropolis of Athens
  59. 59. The Parthenon The Erechtheum Propylaia (the gateway)
  60. 60. Stoa of Attalos138 BC
  61. 61. Tower houses in Mani
  62. 62. Santorini.The world’s best Island according to BBC in 2011.
  63. 63. The new Acropolis Museum.Opened to public in 2009.
  64. 64. Culture is ……our religion
  65. 65. The oracle of Delphi.The Tholos and the treasuries at the Athena Pronaia sanctuary.
  66. 66. Panagia Ekatontapyliani (the Church of 100 Doors) A historic Byzantine church on the island of Paros. The church dates to 326AD.
  67. 67. Osios LoukasHistoric Monastery.(early 10th century)
  68. 68. Mount Athos. “ The Holy Mountain”.It is home to 20 Orthodox monasteries.
  69. 69. Some facts about religion• The Greek population is composed of a 97% of Christian Orthodox. The rest of the population is Muslim, Roman Catholic and Jewish.• For historical reasons the Muslim minority resides in Thrace.• Greek Catholics number about 0.5% of the population. A large number of Catholics live in the Cyclades, where Syros and Tinos have entirely Catholic villages and parishes.• The Jewish community currently amounts to roughly 5,000 people, concentrated mainly in Athens, Thessaloniki and Ioannina.
  70. 70. Culture is ……our traditions
  71. 71. Flower wreath to celebrate the first Kathara Deftera. Clean Monday.day of May. The first day of the lent. Carnival
  72. 72. ChristmasCarol singing Christmas tree and Christmas …boat.
  73. 73. Traditional Christmas sweets
  74. 74. EasterMidnight Service of the Resurrection Breaking each other’s egg Tsoureki. Easter bread.
  75. 75. Culture is ……our love and care for the environment
  76. 76. Wind farmSolar power plant
  77. 77. Culture is ……what we eat
  78. 78. Olive oilOlive oil is a versatile ingredient thathas been used in cooking forthousands of years.Goddess Athenadonated the Olivetree, according to theGreek Mythology.

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