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The 12 Olympians (Part 2) Posted by on Jan 29, 2012

We continue our  last post with 4 more Olympians.   Athena (Αθηνά): Virgin goddess of wisdom (σοφία), war (πόλεμος), justice (δικαιοσύνη) and skill.  However, war was rather like a duty for her. She was not proud of it. Her role was more about negotiating and peacekeeping. Her symbols are the spear (δόρυ), the helmet (κράνος) and the…

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The 12 Olympians (Part 1) Posted by on Jan 23, 2012

The 12 gods of Olympus (12 θεοί του Ολύμπου) were the principle gods of the Greek Mythology residing on the top of the Olympus Mountain. The Olympians came to power after their victory over Titans(Τιτάνες) in the war of gods. Titans were the  children of Gaia (Γή, earth) and Uranus(Ουρανός,sky) and the ancestors of the…

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Dialogs (Booking a room,eating out) Posted by on Jan 22, 2012

Today I will give you two sample dialogs that you may need if you ever visit Greece. You could also give me your suggestions. Booking a room You: Καλημέρα! (kaleemera)/ Καλησπέρα (kaleespera)/ Γεία σας!(Gia sas) Good morning! / Good evening! / Hello! Clerk: Same greeting back, πως μπορώ να σας εξυπηρετήσω ;(pos boro na sas…

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Sfentoni Cave (Το σπήλαιο του Σφεντόνη) Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

Let’s take a break from learning and go a short trip to the island of Crete (Κρήτη) to explore the Sfentoni cave. The cave Sfenton is considered to be one of the five best caves in Greece and the best in Crete. It is located in the village of Zoniana (Ζωνανιά). The quaint village of…

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The cases, the personal pronoun and the verb “to be”. Posted by on Jan 18, 2012

Today we will learn about the cases, the personal pronoun and the verb “to be”. The cases of the greek language are 4. Nominative(Ονομαστική), accusative (Αιτιατική), genitive(Γενική) and vocative (Κλητική) . Ονομαστική (onomastikee): we use this case when we answer the question what? or who? Ex. Ο Αλέξης ζεί σε αυτό το σπίτι ( O…

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The Indefinite Αrticle (Το αόριστο άρθρο) Posted by on Jan 16, 2012

Last time we learn the definite article and its uses. As you understand this post will be on the indefinite article and its uses. Before I start I would like to give you the solutions of the previous post: 1.Το 2.την 3.τα 4.ο 5.τη 6.Οι The indefinite article denotes a non-specific item and similarly to…

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The Definite Αrticle (Το οριστικό άρθρο) Posted by on Jan 13, 2012

There are two categories of articles. The definite and indefinite. Both definite and indefinite articles agree in the gender, the case and the number with the noun that they refer to. The absence of an article will change the meaning of a sentence. The definite article denotes a specific item. Cases singular case Masculine Feminine…

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