Greek Lives Oxford World s Classics Some of these bios are simply fascinating, especially the ones of Lycurgus, Alexander the Great and Themistocles Plutarch tends to do character sketches, as opposed to lenghty reports of battles. The Rise and Fall of Athens Nine Greek Lives Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city s founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander. Greek language Greek has been spoken in the Balkan peninsula since around the rd millennium BC, or possibly earlier The earliest written evidence is a Linear B clay tablet found in Messenia that dates to between and BC, making Greek the world s oldest recorded living language.Among the Indo European languages, its date of earliest written attestation is matched only by the now extinct Anatolian Moirai In Greek mythology, the Moirai or Moerae m r a , r i Ancient Greek , apportioners , often known in English as the Fates Latin Fata , were the white robed incarnations of destiny their Roman equivalent was the Parcae euphemistically the sparing ones , there are other equivalents in cultures that descend from the proto Indo European culture. Fate Greek and Roman mythology Britannica Fate, Greek Moira, plural Moirai, Latin Parca, plural Parcae, in Greek and Roman mythology, any of three goddesses who determined human destinies, and in particular the span of a person s life and his allotment of misery and suffering Homer speaks of Fate moira in the singular as an impersonal TITANS Titanes Elder Gods of Greek Mythology The Titans were six elder gods in Greek mythology named Cronus, Coeus, Crius, Iapetus, Hyperion and Oceanus, sons of Heaven and Earth, who ruled the early cosmos Zeus with an army of divine allies made war on the Titans and cast them into the pit of Tartarus. ANCIENT GREECE WEBQUEST MythologyTeacher THE GREEKS As citizens of the United States of America, we owe everything to ancient Greece Many of the ideals we so highly cherish aren t American they re Greek. Learn about the Orthodox Christian Faith Greek Orthodox The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with its headquarters located in the City of New York, is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, The mission of the Archdiocese is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the Church in the United States of America according to the Orthodox What was it like to live in an ancient Greek family bbc Ancient Greece had a warm, dry climate, as Greece does today Most people lived by farming, fishing and trade Others were soldiers, scholars, scientists and artists Greek cities had beautiful Ancient Greek Philosophy Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Ancient Greek Philosophy From Thales, who is often considered the first Western philosopher, to the Stoics and Skeptics, ancient Greek philosophy opened the doors to a particular way of thinking that provided the roots for the Western intellectual tradition.