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1: Part One: EASY STUFF

2: 2012 | Finding | NUMBERS | a | what numbers do you see?

3: Counting | There are two people in this picture. | There are seven people in this picture. | Numbers

4: Shapes | This cone shaped stone was considered to be the center of the universe at Delphi.

5: The columns at the Parthenon are cylinders.

6: more shapes | Greek Theaters are in the shape of semicircles. The Theater at Epidavros was hidden under tons of dirt and was 99% preserved. The Theater at Delphi was not as well preserved, but is still impressive.

7: The Lion Gate at Mycenae is in the shape of a triangle. It is important because it proved that characters in Greek tragedies, like Agamemnon, were real. Its shape is important in its construction because it holds several tons of weight.

8: parabolas | Arches throughout many buildings are parabolas.

9: Many statues were placed on prism bases. At Olympia, winners' statues were placed on large pedestals as well as the cheaters. Competitors spit on the cheaters' statues as they entered the stadium as a reminder of what the games were about. | Winners | Cheaters

10: Part Two: Less Obvious STUFF

11: Worry Beads | Worry beads are often used by Greek men to occupy their hands. They always have an odd prime number of beads that is one more than a multiple of 4.

12: Greek temples have a specific number of pillars on each side. Whatever the number of pillars wide the temple is, the length is always double plus one more. For example, the Parthenon is 6 by 13 and the Temple of Poseidon is 4 by 9.

13: Graffiti Graffiti is a huge part of Greek subculture. Two major themes include the number 7 and 13. Both are in remembrance of soccer tragedies where gates 7 and 13 were not open and people were trampled to death.

14: Perfection in Greek artifacts was usually depicted with Symmetry. Icons on shields and statues were usually symmetrical to show precision and perfection.

16: Part Three: Non Math

17: Greek food uses cinnamon when cooking meat. Moussaka and Pastichio are two dishes that do this. Cheese and Lamb are also large parts of the Greek diet.

18: Islands and the Ocean

19: Greece is comprised of many islands as well as a mainland. It has over 8000 miles of coastline.

20: being silly

21: ...and sometimes goofy.

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