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Economy of Ancient China and Ancient Greece

Posted February 19th, 2016 at 08:31 PM by HackneyedScribe
Updated February 27th, 2016 at 07:46 PM by HackneyedScribe

Takeshi Amemiya is noted for being a historian of the ancient Greek economy, and his sources (Economy and Economics in Ancient Greece) were used even in this forum to spout Greek exceptionalism. But he had also written a comparison between ancient China and ancient Greek economy to show that similar economic developments also occurred in the ancient Far East. The following is a summary of his conclusions comparing Han dynasty China to ancient Athens.

Here is a comparison of their GDP....
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How the British “Liberated” Greece.

Posted June 13th, 2014 at 05:14 AM by General Winter
Updated June 15th, 2014 at 09:00 AM by General Winter

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The first airborne troops of the British army landed in Greece on 4 October, 1944. England’s main goal in this country was not to defeat the German forces however, far from it, but a speedy advance to meet Soviet Marshal Tolbukhin’s troops, which had just carried out a successful operation to liberate Yugoslavia. With no resistance from German troops, the English hurried to occupy the liberated territory...
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Byron in Greece

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 07:44 AM by Clodius
Updated August 27th, 2011 at 08:29 AM by Clodius

Lord Byron (George Gordon) is most commonly remembered as the author of Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrammage, as one of the foremost and most influential poets of the English Romantic movement. He is also widely known as the "first modern celebrity", wildly popular not just in Britain but right across Western Europe, and for his scandalous private life (he once claimed to have lost his virginity to his nanny at the age of nine). But in one country at least he is better remembered for...
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Byzantium and its Greek identity

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 09:06 AM by Thessalonian

[I] [I]“Byzantium is the chistianised roman state of the Greek nation.” [/I]-[B]Aug. Heisenberg[/B], historian.
Staat und Gesellschaft des byzantinischen Reiches, Die Kultur der Gegenwart, s. 364)

[I]“Byzantion must be studied as a chapter of the long standing history of the Greek civilization and thinking” [/I][B], Talbot Rice,[/B] historian-“Byzantines”,26

[I]“In the 5th century the empire continued to be in name roman, but in reality it has became Greek and it...
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A short travel guide to Greece

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 07:35 PM by Solidaire
Updated July 16th, 2011 at 07:45 PM by Solidaire
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Greece is nice to visit all year round. Perhaps the best time is spring, that is if you're not interested in sea baths (the sea is still cold until June). Especially Easter time is magnificent, as there are so many local customs celebrating it. It's a mystifying experience, particularly in the islands and rural areas. The weather is just perfect also, and nature is blooming all around.

Winters are rather mild, and good for sightseeing, and if one is into winter sports, there are lots...
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