Ancient Greeks

By: Ayanna & Destiny

Food


Some of the foods eaten by ancient Greeks were:

Vegetables

  • Arugula
  • Cos lettuce (Romaine)
  • Cress
  • Leeks
  • Squash (marrows)
  • Radishes
  • Turnips
  • Wild celery

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Olives (yes, olives are a fruit)
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Quinces

Legumes

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas, green and yellow

Fish & Seafood

  • Anchovies
  • Boarfish
  • Crayfish
  • Gray and Red Mullet
  • Grouper
  • Octopus
  • Prawns
  • Rays
  • Sprats
  • Squid
  • Tuna
  • Wrasse

Meat, Poultry & Game

  • Birds
  • Chicken
  • Deer
  • Donkey
  • Goat
  • Goose
  • Lamb
  • Pork


Religion

What was Greco-Roman religion? What were the beliefs of ancient Greeks and ancient Romans? What did Greco-Roman religion look like during the Roman Empire and what happened to it as Christianity spread in the ancient world?

Although the religion of the ancient Greeks is virtually extinct in its original form, it lives on in the cultures, imaginations, and even the religions of the modern western world.

This section of Religion Facts explores the beliefs, practices and history of religion in the world of Ancient Greece.


Language

The Ancient Greek Language has different theories of origin; firstly some believe it migrated with the Proto-Greek speakers into the Greek Peninsula, dating from 2500BC to 1700 BC. Second Theory considers the migration into Greece happened before Proto-Greek, so the characteristics of Greek sounds were later.

Celebrations

The engagement

It is also tradition in Greece to get engaged before one marries. The man must require the hand of the woman he loves from her father.

Wedding traditions

In some regions of Greece the bride receives a dowry from her mother, her grandmother and aunts, which consists of sheets, towels and handmade embroidery. The father of the bride gives a fully furnished house to his daughter and his new son-in-law as wedding gift. However this tradition does not happen as much any longer in Athens and other large cities.

The Name Day

In Greece the name day is more important than the birthday. Most Greek names come from saints. This tradition is still preserved today in Greece and anyone named after a saint, celebrates the name on this day.

Carnival

The carnival "Apokries" is celebrated for three weeks every year, beginning on a Sunday and ending on the carnivals "clean Monday" (Kathari Deftera). The carnival is a feast of dance, wine and food.

Easter

Easter is more important to the Greeks than Christmas. The women colour the eggs red, god parents buy their godchildren new shoes, clothes and a candle, and in the villages the fronts of the houses and the roads get painted white.

Cloths

Clothing in ancient Greece primarily consisted of the chiton, peplos, himation, and chlamys. While no clothes have survived from this period, descriptions exist from contemporary accounts and artistic depiction. Clothes were mainly homemade, and often served many purposes (such as bedding). Despite popular imagination and media depictions of all-white clothing, elaborate design and bright colors were favored
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Goverment

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, its urban area also including Piraeus. Constitutional republic,Parliamentary system

Restaurants


Opa! Greek Cuisine and Fun


2990 N Campbell Ave






      • $6.00



        Dol-ma-des

        Stuffed grape leaves with rice, lemon, dill & olive oil





      • $6.00



        Hummus

        Chicken spread with garlic, olive oil, lemon & tahina





      • $6.00



        Baba Ghannouge

        Eggplant, lemon, garlic, parsley & olive oil





      • $6.00



        Roasted Peppers

        Garlic, oregano, olive oil & feta cheese





      • $6.00



        Sko-rda-lia

        Whipped potato and garlic & extra virgin olive oil





      • $8.00



        Flaming Saganaki

        Imported greek cheese with brandy & lemon





      • $8.00



        Flaming Feta Cheese

        Olive oil, roasted peppers& tomatoes





      • $8.00



        Combo Plate

        Please choose any three items above


    • Soup





      • $4.00



        Chicken With Rice, Egg & Lemon






      • $9.00



        Soup & Salad

        Bowl of soup with organic house or greek salad





      • $4.00



        Lentil And Tomato Soup



    • Amazing Fresh Salads

      served with pita bread




      • $9.00



        Greek Salad

        Romaine, feta, greek olives, tomatoes, red onions, green peppers & cucumbers





      • $12.00



        Grilled Chicken Greek Salad






      • $12.00



        Gyro Greek Salad






      • $12.00



        Chicken Caesar Salad

        Romaine, lettuce, fresh parmesan & croutons





      • $12.00



        Filet Mignon

        Village salad or with greek salad





      • $12.00



        Lamb Loin

        Village salad or with greek salad


    • Burgers From Oversea's

      charcoal grilled half pound fresh angus ground beef with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, seasoned fries or salad




      • $8.00



        The Greek Burger

        With a blend of greek spices





      • $9.00



        The Greek Burger

        With feta cheeses





      • $9.00



        The Opa Flaming Saganaki Burger






      • $9.00



        Cheese Burger

        With american or swiss cheese


    • Greek Entrees

      served with greek salad, rice & pita bread




      • $12.90



        Gyro Platter

        Rotisserie sliced of beef & lamb with tzatziki sauce





      • $12.90



        Mous-saka

        Eggplant, potatoes, zucchini, angus seasoned meat sauce & creme bechamel sauce





      • $12.90



        Chicken Souvlaki Platter

        Lemon, oregano, olive oil & garlic





      • $13.90



        Combo Plate

        Gyros, chicken, lamb, fielt mignon





      • $13.90



        Lamb Loin Souvlaki

        Charcoal grilled marinated cubes of lamb






Restaurants

Pelio Grill

994 E University


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Restaurants

My big fat Greek Restaurants
7265 N. La Cholla

Please join us and partake in our passion for fresh and delicious Mediterranean dining. An age has passed since Zeus passed the great recipes to his children - and My Big Fat Greek Restaurant is here today to share the unique results.

We are famous for our outstanding dishes, such as lamb chops served with lemon roasted potatoes, an authentic gyro dinner with cucumber yogurt sauce (tzatziki) and fresh pita, as well as wood fired pizzas and a great kids menu. Our appetizers include Flaming Saganaki flambéed table side and Spanakopita, a spinach pie stuffed with spinach, feta and herbs. Authentic Greek salad and Avgolemeno soup are other favorites, as are innovative cocktails and an array of popular wine selections, many from Greece. Mouthwatering desserts such as Baklava Cheesecake are prepared daily by the My Big Fat Greek Restaurant executive chef. A wellspring of our culture's cuisine, including smooth and pure olive oil, fragrant herbs, the freshest local ingredients & hearty servings come together in every meal. It really is a treat fit for the Gods!

In addition, the My Big Fat Greek Restaurant high energy dining experience combines a mixture of traditional and modern Greek music with lots of Greek dancing, fire blowing and plate breaking (an old Greek tradition). We also providing excellent catering services for all your event needs. We make sure that great food and warm hospitality result in a dining experience second to none, so come on in! Kali Orexi!