I had grown up reading about Greek and Roman History and they have never failed to impress me.
I would like to hear the views of the current day Greeks and Romans on the following,
-- Is the common present day Italian/Greek aware of his country's great history and feel proud of it (or) is it just a story from a past long last?
-- Do rivalries like Spartan and Athenian still exist?
-- How does an Italian feel when he thinks about the Glory days of the Roman empire and the power it had on the world's culture? How does a Greek feel when he thinks about Alexander's empire? Are they just another story for them (or) do they still inspire patriotism?
-- Are there sections of people who still speak Old Latin and Greek (apart from the Vatican)? Are there measures taken by the respective governments to preserve these languages?