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Hellenic Republic
Flag of Greece
Political information
Ruling body

Presidency

Other factions

Assassins
Templars

Historical information
Date founded

25 March 1821/1830 (Independence from the Ottoman Empire)

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Ancient Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, bordering Albania, F.Y.R.O.M, Bulgaria and Turkey. It consists of the mainland and several islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Greece's capital and largest city is Athens.

HistoryEdit

Greek mythology included the tales of Perseus, Jason and Heracles, whose stories were reflections of human contact with the Pieces of Eden.[1] Alexander the Great, who ruled an Empire spanning from Greece to Egypt and India, used a Staff of Eden given to him by the Templars.

Pythagoras and KyrosEdit

During the sixth century BCE, the famous scholar Pythagoras and his disciple Kyros of Zarax lived in Samos, a small island in Greece, where Pythagoras became a well respected man by discovering the Tetractys.[2]

A few years later, they moved to Croton, Italy, where Pythagoras founded his own academy to teach young scholars everything he knew. However, tension in Croton began to rise and Pythagoras and Kyros were forced to flee back to Greece after a few years.[2]

Many years later, they traveled through a Greek desert to find Hermes Trismegistus. They eventually located him and he awarded Pythagoras with his staff, beginning the Hermeticist traditions.[2]

Kyros then decided to travel to Arcadia, hoping to challenge its princess, Atalanta, to a race and be allowed to marry her. Before traveling to Arcadia, however, Kyros first ventured to the abandoned temple of Aphrodite, where he found an Apple of Eden. With the help of the ancient artifact, he was able to defeat Atalanta, earning her hand in marriage.[2]

RenaissanceEdit

While Greece was under Ottoman rule during the Renaissance, the Templars under the Byzantine flag controlled Athens. They were rooted out by the Turkish Assassins, sent by the Mentor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who established Assassin Dens in the city and recovered Isu technology that was discovered beneath the Acropolis.[3]

Around this time, the Knights Hospitalier controlled the island of Rhodes. After they executed the Master Assassin Castor, Ezio sent the Assassins to burn a Hospitalier compound in revenge.[3]

TriviaEdit

  • Greek buildings and clothing in Project Legacy are inaccurately depicted as white, when in reality, the Greeks favored a myriad of bright colors.

ReferencesEdit

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