You hear it constantly. Spitting for the Greek culture is a way of detracting any form of evil presence, taking the jinx off something and basically not tempting fate. Spitting feels like second nature to us. When we have instinct to spit, to 'protect' someone and we don't spit, it doesn't feel right. Oh, and its always three spits.
Are Greek women more neurotic than others? - Greek American Girl
Are they fair? And if there is some truth to some of these observations about Greek girl behavior, where do they come from? From what I have heard from guy friends, both Greek and non-Greek who date Greek women, the verdict is that Greek girls are wracked with insecurities, jealousies, petty disagreements, that present major challenges to relationships for guys who want just a laid-back, live-and-let-live type of relationship. He even had to get an order of protection against her. Lets face it—issues, personality disorders, insecurities are not exclusively Greek phenomena, as other cultural groups are not immune to their fair share of madness. According to Greek mythology, the experience of hysteria in women was attributed to core of their madness. Melampus cured these women with hellebore and then urged them to join carnally with young and strong men.
James Robson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. A new exhibition at the British Museum promises to lift the lid on what beauty meant for the ancient Greeks. But while we gaze at the serene marble statues on display — straining male torsos and soft female flesh — are we seeing what the ancients saw? The feelings that beautiful faces and bodies rouse in us no doubt seem both personal and instinctive — just as they presumably did for the ancient Greeks who first made and enjoyed these artworks. But our reactions are inevitably shaped by the society we live in.
The sexual habits of people in Ancient Greece — from prostitution to pillow talk — are explored in a new book written by Paul Chrystal. Exploring the many layers of sex and sexuality in various Greek societies — from the Minoan civilisation through to Sparta and Hellenistic Greece — In Bed with the Ancient Greeks examines homosexuality, pederasty, mythological sex and sex in Greek philosophy and religion. In the beginning was sex.