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Greece, the English name for the Hellenic Republic, derives from an ancient Latin word for that area. "Hellenic" derives from the word ancient Greeks used to refer themselves, while "Romeic" comes from the medieval or Byzantine Greek term. Although Romeic was the most common self-designation early in the nineteenth century, it has declined in favor of Hellenic since that time.
The words "Greek," "Hellenic," and "Romeic" refer not only to the country but also to the majority ethnic group. Greek culture and identity reflect the shared history and common expectations of all members of the nation-state, but they also reflect an ethnic history and culture that predate the nation-state and extend to Greek people outside the country's borders. www.everyculture.com...
Originally posted by DaMod
It's Istanbul not Constantinople.
And if you got a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.
[edit on 6-1-2010 by DaMod]
Don’t have time for vid right now. Did they mention that Istanbul/Byzantium was also called “Rome”? That Rome, Italy did not appear till the 1400’s?