Greece

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Greece is the word

“It's all Greek to me”: expression meaning “I don't understand.” Ex: The Greek economy is all Greek to me.

Greco-Roman wrestling: Greeks once enjoyed pillow fights with Romans. True story.

Greek sandwiches: Fine dining when you're drunk. Are actually Turkish.

Definition

Greece is a small European country with big financial problems currently.

Greece is known for its olives, minotaurs, party islands, marble statues, orgies and depressing economic outlook. Oh, and yoghurt.

Greek Tragedy in 3 acts

1. Economic crisis hits. Greece requests financial support from the EU.

2. In a generous act of European solidarity, Germany refuses.

3. Austerity measures are approved, to the delight of the Greek people.

Unique Greeks

Helen of Troy: “The face that launched a thousand ships”, according to Homer.

Plato: The original republican. An ideal fellow, rarely in the mood though.

Zeus: Swallowed by father, escaped stomach, killed dad, married sister. And you think you've got problems?
Cartoon by Gymglish

Definition

Greece is a small European country with big financial problems currently.

Greece is known for its olives, minotaurs, party islands, marble statues, orgies and depressing economic outlook. Oh, and yoghurt.

Greek Tragedy in 3 acts

1. Economic crisis hits. Greece requests financial support from the EU.

2. In a generous act of European solidarity, Germany refuses.

3. Austerity measures are approved, to the delight of the Greek people.

Greece is the word

“It's all Greek to me”: expression meaning “I don't understand.” Ex: The Greek economy is all Greek to me.

Greco-Roman wrestling: Greeks once enjoyed pillow fights with Romans. True story.

Greek sandwiches: Fine dining when you're drunk. Are actually Turkish.

Unique Greeks

Helen of Troy: “The face that launched a thousand ships”, according to Homer.

Plato: The original republican. An ideal fellow, rarely in the mood though.

Zeus: Swallowed by father, escaped stomach, killed dad, married sister. And you think you've got problems?

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