This article briefly explains Greece's history. The name "Greece" came from their Roman conquerors. Before Greeks used to call themselves Hellenes. The author, Peter Jones wrote about the Greek language as well. The language spread throughout the Mediterranean and Greek was heard in Rome more than Latin. Romans overtook up Greek culture, literature, history, philosophy and architecture,and, by making Greek a central feature of their education system ensured that Greek achievement would be handed on to us today.
The source elaborates on Greece's cultures and traditions. According to this article, tradition is still alive in Greece. For example, during holidays many people wear traditional costumes. People also have traditional weddings. The bride is dressed and a baby is being bounced on the bed. Just like Ash Wednesday in America, people is Greece also celebrate it. In Greece it is called Clean Monday. In autumn, a family pig is slaughtered in Crete and the Aegean islands. It is an time-honoured ritual. Greece is full of diversity and different cultures.
This particular source focuses on the history and importance of a famous landmark in Greece. The Parthenon is a temple that is located on the hills of the Acropolis at Athens. This landmark was very significant because it was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. The Parthenon was built by famous architects: Ictinus and Callicrates. Throughout the years the temple suffered from a lot of damage due to natural disasters and other causes. The structure of the temple stills remains intact. The temple was previously a treasury, fortress, a church, and a mosque. Today the Parthenon is a great tourism area.
The author, Kimberly Amadeo explains the Greek debt crisis clearly. Since 2008, European Union leaders have struggled to agree on a solution. During that time, the Greek economy shrank 25 percent due to spending cuts and tax increases demanded by creditors. Since February 2015, mant European authorities and private investors have loaned Greece $294.7 billion euros. The only way the European Union will forgive Greece is if they adopt "austerity measures." This would require Greece to increase their VAT and corporate tax rates. Finally on January 15.2018, the Greek Parliament agreed on new measures.
In this article, The New York Times European authorities have agreed to lend $8.4 billion in funds to Greece. This will allow the country to keep paying its bills in the coming months. Greece's debt crisis began in 2010. The article was very informative and specifically broke the the issue. Times included a multiple graphs to portray the difference in debts between different countries in Europe. Greece leaving the ëurozone" was a possible solutions until people realized that it would create global financial shocks.