This eBook was reissued as The Facts Lab Book of Greece on 12 March 2014
This is the fourth Ergo Guides book that Theo’s either authored or co-authored. He’s drawn on the same intimate knowledge of Greece that he used in writing The Smart Tourist’s Guide to Greece to collate a cornucopia of facts that reflect the huge cultural variety of his homeland and his own eclectic range of interests.
Want to know why people say “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!”? You’ll find the answer here. Ever wondered who Homer and Socrates were, or who the first thespian was? There are antiquities galore in these pages. You may even discover one or two things you thought you knew but actually didn’t – for instance, did you know that there never were Seven Wonders of the World?
But the modern Greece has plenty to offer too, even if it can only boast two Nobel Laureates. There’s plenty to read about modern Greek life – from its politics and economy to its national symbols. (Even one or two that aren’t national symbols any more, like the King.) And its customs, religious and otherwise. Discover the hidden significance behind the throwing and catching of an apple. Save yourself from embarrassment by finding out how to signal the number 5 without causing offence. Learn about the reasons behind Greece’s low divorce rate. (Yes, there’s even a bit of sex in there too.)
You may not learn all there is to know about Greece from this book. But you’ll certainly learn something, and have a lot of laughs along the way!
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