Greece


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Greece: Greek
References in classic literature ?
Therefore, the Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even to avoid a war, would not let them come to a head, for they knew that war is not to be avoided, but is only to be put off to the advantage of others; moreover they wished to fight with Philip and Antiochus in Greece so as not to have to do it in Italy; they could have avoided both, but this they did not wish; nor did that ever please them which is for ever in the mouths of the wise ones of our time:--Let us enjoy the benefits of the time--but rather the benefits of their own valour and prudence, for time drives everything before it, and is able to bring with it good as well as evil, and evil as well as good.
We might have known the weather would break up soon; and now Lucy wants to go to Greece.
Honeychurch greatly--he bent her to their purpose, "I don't see why Greece is necessary," she said; "but as you do, I suppose it is all right.
Beebe heard her kiss Lucy and say: "I am sorry I was so cross about Greece, but it came on the top of the dahlias.
After all, there was no reason that Lucy should talk about Greece or thank him for persuading her mother, so he said good-bye.
Gosse to be also returning to the thoughts, the fears, the consolations, of its youth in Greece, in Italy:--
But although Rome was still pagan, Greece, a Roman province, had become Christian.
In those days the boundaries of Greece stretched far further than they do now, and it was upon the shores of the Bosphorus that Constantine built his new capital.
And by degrees, as the power of Greece grew less, the power of Turkey grew greater.
Nor do I believe that all the imagination, fire, and judgment of Pitt, could have produced those orations that have made the senate of England, in these our times, a rival in eloquence to Greece and Rome, if he had not been so well read in the writings of Demosthenes and Cicero, as to have transferred their whole spirit into his speeches, and, with their spirit, their knowledge too.
A similar superstition was once prevalent, as I have heard, in ancient Greece and Rome; not applying, however (as in India), to a diamond devoted to the service of a god, but to a semi-transparent stone of the inferior order of gems, supposed to be affected by the lunar influences--the moon, in this latter case also, giving the name by which the stone is still known to collectors in our own time.
Greece will likely be leaving the Eurozone unless some of its debts are forgiven, regardless of any new bailout.
It was as obvious then as it is now that Greece cannot service such an enormous debt even after the biggest write down in history.
The IMF says creditors must offer Greece discounted interest rates and a longer repayment period.
Foreign experts told Blumberg that tourists planning to visit Greece should take with them cash for at least 3-4 days.