People in Greece
From the 17th Century BC, humans have inhabited the land of Greece, in states known as polis. The poleis were often at war with each other, even though the spoke the same language and worshipped the same Gods. Over 50% of the inhabitants of the country live in and around the Athens polis. The rest live along the coast or in the Greek Islands in cities and towns which make up the country. The majority of people are Greek, but a small minority is made up of Turks, other Europeans and Bulgarians.
Greece has always been a very social country, right from its origins as a nomadic settlement. Therefore social groups and communes have always been a big part, and very influential in the development of the country. There has also been lots of interesting developments made by the people as far as tradition and culture are concerned, because the majority of the land has been used historically for farming and cattle herding. It is a really great place in terms of richness of culture, as well as diversity between areas because of this remoteness which the landscape lends.
There are many famous people to stem out of Greece, many from the ancient era before the common era was established, during the time of the empire of Greece’s domination of world development. There has been many great scientists, including Archimedes who has given birth the expression ‘Eureka!’ which has been used as an idiom within science and engineering, as well as many others including Homer, the great Greek poet who has written many important pieces of literature is renowned for his contribution to literature, as well as Pythagoras which has given birth the many theorems and equations regarding the calculation of triangles and angles within them. Many galleries and museums dedicated to these people and many more can be found in Greece.
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People in Greece