refer to two groups of people:
1) the ancient hellenes
2) modern greeks
unbeknownst or outright denied by "modern" greeks, there isn't really any relation racially between the hellenes and the "moderns". the slavic migrations between 600-800ad completely overwhelmed greece. the population of greece has always been small, even moreso during those times. constant warfare depleted the population further. the slavs managed to settle thessaly,aetolia,macedonia,thrace and the
peloponesos. virtually every major part of greece, save for boeotia(which is where dislocated albanians settled)was overrun by the slavs. to this day there are still towns with slavic etymology. the "greeks" of today are nothing more than the descendants of hellenized slavs, which was the policy of the church to gain converts, and of the byzantine empire in order to free itself from a two front war against eastern armies of islamic faith. the gene pool of the hellenes, while not completely decimated was absorbed by the slavs.
the slavs were classified as greek speaking, slav speaking, or bulgarian speaking. through the years other ethnicities were thrown into the mix: normans,venetians,romanians,turks egyptians. modern day peoples of the balkans have varying degrees of the admixture of these ethnicities, and the "greeks" are no exception.
it is foolish of the greeks to believe they are directly descended from the ancient hellenes.
The Greeks are a sexy, sytlish, intelligent race (opposite of the Turks), who basically invented civilization. Greece and Cyprus are where most Greeks in the world live.
Although there are large amounts of Greeks/Cypriots in Australia and parts of South Africa as well as the UK.
Greeks have many cultural similarities to Italians, and conquered Sicily and most of Southern Italy. Greeks are loved all over the world apart from in Turkey, where they are so jealous of them.
Greeks are great so are Spaniards and Italians.
People that are fun to party with
alex-where were u yesterday?
jim-Parting with some Greeks
alex-DAMMIT i knew i should have gone god i wish i were greek
The best kind of people you will ever know
there are two kinds of people .... people who are greek and people who wish they were
People from Greece or are Greek- American
have the longest ass last names you will ever here
Love to have a good time, drink, party, and surprisingly go to church aswell.
Hard working, and hate slackers.
put and includes family before everything
Hey Maria Pappasziotolopous can I come to your party on Saturday?
Yea Jim, all my yiayias 2nd cousins and uncles will be there too! :D
it's alright I love Greeks!
Two definitions apply
a) A highly sophisticated Hellenic culture during the classical era of European history. Produced Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Archimedes (in the then Greek colony of Sicily), Diogenes, and eventually Alexander the great. Also the inventors of Democracy. They spoke a vibrant language that is still studied today in order to read their beautiful poetry and profound philosophy.
b) A group of hairy, backwards thinking male chauvinists and large, overprotective mothers who insist on reminding their children twice a day that "there are only two kinds of people, those who are Greek and them that wish they was Greek' which they probably stole from 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' which by the way is one of the 4 to 9 films they’ve ever watched.
My Greek Friend: “Hey, do you guys wanna see a movie?”
Me: “Sure, how bout that new Spielberg film”
Greek friend's mother: (suddenly appearing from behind a corner and telling us in a wise voice and completely without precedent) “There are only two types of people, them that are Greek and them that wish they was Greek.” (Greek mother returns to her moping as Greek father returns home from his job at Parthenon Plumbers or whatever pseudo-classical name he's given his place of business and demand his lunch.)
Greeks are the best people on this planet. They have the longest and greatest history. They invented everything and dont let anyone fool you because they really did. Italians, Turks, Germans and other nationalities can NOT compare to the GREEKS. They are very passionate, warm, kind-hearted, loving people. They always do things for others. Most are very successful and a lot own restaurants. Are very fun to party with (have great drinks ... ouzo)and know when to be serious. I love hanging out with my Greek buds because they have really hot sisters and there sisters have really hot Greek friends. Also, for the ladies Greeks have a nice package if you know what i mean. Greek guys are cool to chill with and are easy to g...more...
Greeks are either hot girls a non Greek will never get because they're not Greek themselves, or a male that will take all of the said Greek women and any other hot girls around. Women gravitate to them, and no other ethnic groups, except maybe some Italians who pass themselves off as Greek. They always have a nice tan. Don't bother living in an area with Greeks if you plan on having a beautiful wife, because she will already have a Greek boyfriend/husband.
Frank:Hey man, check out that hot chick over there dancing
Bill:Yeah man, she's pretty hot
Frank: I'm totally going to talk to her
Bill: Don't bother dude, while you told me that 7 word sentence Greeks already picked her up