Greek

Greek may refer to anything related to:

  • Greece, a country in Southern Europe
    • Ancient Greece, the classical civilization centered in Greece
  • Greeks, an ethnic group
  • Greek language, or more specifically:
    • Mycenaean Greek, (16th to 11th centuries BC)
    • Ancient Greek, (c. 1000–330 BC)
    • Koine Greek or Alexandrian, Hellenistic, Common, New Testament Greek, (c. 330 BC–330 AD)
    • Medieval Greek or Byzantine Greek, (330–1453 AD)
    • Modern Greek, (from 1453 AD)
  • Greek alphabet

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    The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient.... They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
    Strabo (c. 58 B.C.–c. 24 A.D., Greek geographer. Geographia, bk. 1, sct. 2, subsct. 8.

    I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land,
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    Emma Lazarus (1849–1887)