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News by MisterH posted over a year ago
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I really mean it! What would you be able to do if SOPA/TPP censors the internet? What would you be able to do if writing fanfics and drawing fanarts become illegal? What would you do if it's illegal to do a cover of your favorite song on YouTube? What would you do if downloading things from the internet (music, movies, TV episodes, etc) became illegal? What would you do if SOPA/TPP wins the war and takes away internet freedom? Net Neutrality is already dead so far, we can't risk the freedom of internet from getting killed by SOPA/TPP!

SOPA may have been stopped, but large companies with many copyrights are trying to re-institute portions of it under other names and policies. This attempt to limit protected speech in the name of copyright is unacceptable, and must be resisted.
Guide by Travelshep posted over a year ago
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Malia on Crete
Learn ancient history while Greek island hopping? Yes, you can truly experience structures that are over three thousand years old within a few minutes’ walk from full service tourist beaches with deck chairs, umbrellas and water sports.

Those with an academic bent or who want to justify the trip expense as educational can include visits to sites they have studied in school and view the still standing architecture of ancient Greece. These sites include the historical foundation of our western culture: art, literature, democracy, you name it and you can see its early development in Greece.

Throughout Greece it is easy to get to the major sites such as Delphi, Corinth and Olympia. An excellent web site that details each location with photos, maps and diagrams is www.Visit-Ancient-Greece.com

It is on the Greek islands that the concept of “something for everyone” reaches its zenith. The ferry hub of Paros in the Cyclades is a perfect example. It is popular with island hoppers for the combination of that true Greek experience and many sandy beaches. Its central location made it a focal point of ancient civilization as well. There are...
Fan fiction by Ticklester posted over a year ago
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Golden Apple- "Gift" from Eris
The legendary epic battle, the Trojan War, is an amazing legend, explaining in detail the beliefs of the Greeks and how their gods were! My favourite part about the Trojan War is how it started which is not as well known as the other heroic and atrocious deeds! Here's how it goes:

Thetis, a nymph-goddess, was engaged to Peleus, a king and son of Aiakos. All the gods and goddesses were invited to the wedding, or at least almost all of them were invited. Eris, the goddess of spite was neglected and she made them pay dearly.

On the day of the wedding, all the gods and goddesses arrived with many generous gifts. Despite the lack of an invite, Eris showed up with a gift. She was stopped at the door by Hermes, forbidden from coming in. Furious, Eris threw her gift into the room from the doorway and disappeared before anything else could happen.

The "gift" was a golden apple with the words "For the Fairest" elegantly inscribed on it. Hera, Athena and Aphrodite all claimed the apple and bitterly argued as to who the apple should belong to. None of the other gods dared to interfere or favour one of them over the others, fearing they would earn enimity...
Opinion by bellamay posted over a year ago
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ok hay guys and girls i know way to much history i get like 90-100 in that class and i know about greek storys so i just want to know what you think about this and if you want to know more.

ok the most hero i know abought is perseus the hero that was born of a greek god(Zuse), perseus mother Danaë. Danaë was the daughter of a king named Acrisius an orical of Apollo said that one day Danaë's son would kill him so the king sent his daughter up in a tower that had no doors and only one small window.Danaë was vary sad untill one day the greek god Zuse came in to her window,though she did not know this, the greek god said " yes,Danaë i am a god and i can make all your dreams come true" she was happy after that.

one day the king saw a light coming though the small window and told the gard to tare the walls down when the king looked inside he saw his daughter holding a baby she said " i have named him perseus" the king then though the two in to the ocean they some how lived and a fishermen then took then out and helped then perseus grew up to become a strong young man.