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It is impressive to realize once again, after this study has come to the end, the plurality of the common threads in the Eastern Mediterranean nations and countries that have been weaved through ages. Two thousand and three hundred years after the hellenistic peak and two thousand years after the roman civilization, we still refer to these as our common heritage. Although after all these years and after the influence of different social, religious, political and economical structures, we share details such as words, techniques and customs. We refer to the figure of the Mother in a very familiar feeling and to the olive culture, recognizable as The Mediterranean asset – despite the fact Egypt had never adopted it, for special reasons. It is also very impressive to understand that the hellenistic and roman era were a first attempt of globalization similar to todays' terms. The lingua franca of the time, like english today, was the trade, diplomacy and philosophy language, the greek. Since then, during Byzance, the Crusades, the Middle Age, the Renaissance, there were always attempts to combine the greek, italian (descendant of latin), arabic and other native words and expressions in order to establish a functioning communication. The above study revealed tangible and intangible cultural assets of Greco-Roman influence. The monuments are the material testimony of a past civilization. The monuments in all countries that participated in this study contributed in the documentation of the common heritage. To handle this huge patrimony, we tried to put categories. In Architecture 1. The Theaters and Odeons (roofed theaters). In Hellenistic time and also in the roman era, the theater was one of the most popular public recreation. All the theaters mentioned here have common constructive principles, although the materials may differ according to regional restrictions. Many of the theaters and Odeon, especially in Greece, are still used for performances. 1.

The Thermae (baths) are also a well known and popular therapeutic practice. The

arrangement, the hydravlic system and the whole procedure remains more or less similar to the ancient one.


Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
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