Smart Drivel
Smart Drivel
Nov 22, 2021
Ep.85: It’s All Greek To Us
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The civilization of Ancient Greece emerged into the light of history in the 8th century BC. Normally it is regarded as coming to an end when Greece fell to the Romans, in 146 BC. What is amazing is that this long gone civilization has had an enduring impact on life throughout the centuries. Jon and Kurt investigate how the ancient Greeks still permeate our society. They discuss how we name our cars, household cleaners, fancy scarves, sports teams, sneakers and more after Greek gods and heroes despite having no connection to a long-gone dynasty. Heck, even condoms carry proud Greek heritage.

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