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Pericles | National Theatre of Greece

ϕοβού τον τύραννο όταν σε ϕιλά

'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.' 

Athens is 1488.54 Miles from London.

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records.

Greek was a widely spoken lingua franca in the Mediterranean world and beyond during Classical Antiquity, and would eventually become the official parlance of the Byzantine Empire.

In its modern form, it is the official language of Greece and Cyprus and one of the 23 official languages of the European Union. The language is spoken by at least 13 million people today in Greece, Cyprus, and diaspora communities in numerous parts of the world.

Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges.

No point in Greece is more than 85 miles from water. Greece has about 9,000 miles of coastline, the 10th longest in the world.

The Ancient Greeks would sacrifice one hundred bulls to Zeus during each Olympics.