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ancient Greece

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Definition the Greek culture that provided much of the foundation of Western Civilization; from about 750BC to 146 BC (when Rome conquered Greece)
  • It is easy to trace philosophical thought from Ancient Greece to Rome, to medieval Muslims, to the European Renaissance, to the modern day.
  • Greece, ancient Greece, exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • , is the most gloriously expressive since the ancient Greek?
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • "In order to win the Trojan War," he said, "the ancient Greeks hid soldiers inside an enormous wooden horse.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • In ancient Greek, wisdom is spelled S-O-F-I-A. Chapter 78 .
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He took it from her fingers and opened it, reading, as she had, the single word of Ancient Greek scrawled in elaborate script across the top of the page.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • The entire grouping is indicated with a notation that is a mixed-up version of Latin and ancient Greek.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Will put some silver paste over the wound and hummed words in Ancient Greek—a hymn to Apollo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Anaklusmos, the Ancient Greek name for Riptide.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • And I sit opposite, turning the pages of art books on Ancient Greece.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • It has a long and distinguished history and was studied in ancient Greece and China, and there is an argument that it forms the basis for modern chemistry.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • They date back to ancient Greece.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But what if you were hurled into a time warp and came face to face with the ancient Greeks.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Other rays passed by so quickly I couldn't tell if they deserved that name "eagle ray" coined by the ancient Greeks, or those designations of "rat ray,"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The rhetoricians of ancient Greece were the first teachers in the history of the Western world.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It's curious: it's exactly what an ancient Greek would have done.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • He observed her dejection one day, when he had casually mentioned something to her about pastoral life in ancient Greece.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • He didn't know what an Ancient Greek sea god would be doing at a Georgia aquarium, but he didn't have any better ideas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • I seem to remember that small cities in ancient Greece quarreled bitterly over which was the birthplace of Homer.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • There is a wealth of legend about fearsome female warriors from ancient Greece.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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