is impressive and noteworthy the similarities of these ceremonies in all involved countries of the Mediterranean in todays practices. The next topic is about the food-lunches, dinners and banquets. About the food served and wine, about the role of each participant and the procedure of the event. The celebrations and fairs on specific dates during the year, is another common cultural element that survives to contemporary life. A big of importance and information chapter is this concerning the Roman Law and especially the Family Law that was the foundation of the contemporary law system. This chapter is enriched with annexes, marriage contracts from the hellenistic era and divorce documents. The philosophical trends of the period were largely developed in all countries by important personalities such as Antisthenes, Dogenes, Zeno and others.The main trends of the School of Athens were the Cynics (Antisthenes, around 400BCE), the Stoics (Diogenes of Sinope around 350 BCE.), Epicureans (Epicurus, 341-270 BCE) and Neoplatonists (Plotinus, c. 205-270 BCE). It is very interesting to study the passage from the polytheistic religion to the monotheistic one, formed through the philosophical statements. The religion, together with philosophy and the worldview of the people, is definitely a shared cultural asset in all Mediterranean. Common deities, combination of the cults, sanctuaries of Egyptian gods in Greece, of Greek gods in Italy and roman ones in Jordan testify the weaving of common threads at that time. The monuments of that time in Greece are numerous. There are excellent examples of city planning, such as Nicopolis, Dion, The Roman Athens, Thessaloniki and Pella. The roman villas are of excellent architecture, functional, with rich mosaic decorations, such as the Roman Houses in Pella, in Philipoi, the Villa of Herodus Atticus in Astros (Peloponnese) and the roman house in Kos.
Project Partner 2, Bibliotheca Alexandrina â€“ Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Egypt), contributed with a study about the city of Alexandria and the survival of some very characteristic cultural assets that is funereal practices, the myths and traditions about Alexander the Great and the hunt of his tomb, the survival and the evolution of processions in Egypt, the public baths as a diachronic cross-cultural habit in the Mediterranean and finally the rebirth of Modern Alexandria and the beginning of its cosmopolitan character in 19thc.