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Geoffrey Robertson and Amal Clooney helped Greece fight for the return of the Elgin Marbles.
It is in the interest of the world, and not just of Greece, that they be reunited.
Due to the fraught relations between Turkey and Greece, he was safe.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
David Blatt has over 20 years of experience internationally, winning 17 titles in Israel, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Russia.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling
October 27, 2014
Greece has high hopes that the giant tomb now being excavated at Amphipolis contains one of these ancient Macedonian leaders.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger
October 17, 2014
Her house is the only one in all Greece where women are allowed to be present at entertainments.
But the purest and best matrons of Greece refuse to be my guests.
Christian Greece weaker than at any time since she became a kingdom.
But the British government objected to the separation and their union with Greece.
In April, 1870, a party of English travelers in Greece were seized by brigands.
- a republic in SE Europe, occupying the S part of the Balkan Peninsula and many islands in the Ionian and Aegean Seas; site of two of Europe's earliest civilizations (the Minoan and Mycenaean); in the classical era divided into many small independent city-states, the most important being Athens and Sparta; part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires; passed under Turkish rule in the late Middle Ages; became an independent kingdom in 1827; taken over by a military junta (1967–74); the monarchy was abolished in 1973; became a republic in 1975; a member of the European Union. Official language: Greek. Official religion: Eastern (Greek) Orthodox. Currency: euro. Capital: Athens. Pop: 10 772 967 (2013 est). Area: 131 944 sq km (50 944 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Ellás Related adjective: Hellenic
Word Origin and History for greece
c.1300, from Latin Graecia; named for its inhabitants; see Greek. Earlier in English was Greklond (c.1200). The Turkish name for the country, via Persian, is Yunanistan, literally "Land of the Ionians." Ionia also yielded the name for the country in Arabic and Hindi (Yunan).