The word alphabet comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet; alpha and beta.
Despite it’s reputation from the days of Ancient Greece, the nation of Greece was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 until the 1820’s. The Greek War of Independence broke out in the 19th century, and it resulted in a victory for the people of Greece.
While Lord Byron became famous to the world because of his poetry, in Greece (not his native England) he’s considered a national hero. That’s because he joined the Greek War of Independence which ended up freeing Greece from the control of the Ottoman Empire.
Despite being a great general, the Spartan Pausanias decided to betray both Sparta and Greece to Persia. However some Greeks found out, and decided to formally arrest him. He caught wind of their plan, and hid out in a holy temple. Since it was sacred land, they couldn’t touch him. They instead walled up theContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Spartan General Who Betrayed Greece to Persia”
Prometheus was a Titan god of Greek myth. He was the creator of mankind and humanity’s greatest benefactor.