Greece, Guardian of Forever

The Guardian of Forever providing a glimpse of ancient Greece

Greece was a country located in the Mediterranean region of Earth's European continent. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

People and culture Edit

Known as the Greeks, the people of Greece were known for their rich culture and ancient past. Respected individuals of ancient Greece wore crowns of laurel leaves. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?") The kithara was an ancient musical instrument played by the Greeks, and the game of chess was also played by ancient Greeks. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")

History Edit

During the 28th century BC, a group of highly sophisticated space travelers landed on Earth in Greece's Mediterranean region. These travelers appeared to the simple shepherds and tribesmen of early Greece to have been gods, due to their ability to alter their form at will and command great energy. These travelers established the period in Earth history known as the Golden Age, as well as the core of Greek mythology and philosophy. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

By the 5th century BC, the immortal Flint lived in the Greek region, where he personally knew the great philosopher Socrates. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

It was also around this time that another group of space travelers arrived on Earth, where they came to idolize the teachings of Plato. After the fall of the Greek civilization, they left Earth and established a new planet, Platonius, that they created for themselves, patterned after ancient Greece. These people would become known as the Platonians. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")

In 2032, Greece took part in the Ares IV mission. (VOY: "One Small Step")

The Greek flag could be seen on the Ares IV model amongst others.

In 2267, the Guardian of Forever showed the USS Enterprise's landing party a glimpse of what life was like during ancient times in Greece. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

Locations Edit

Furthermore, Olympia was referenced through the USS Olympia, Athens in the play Timon of Athens, Marathon as a battle, and Corinth IV appears to be named for Corinth. Also, in the writers' first draft script of ENT: "Dear Doctor", "the Greek Islands" were mentioned (in a voiceover by Phlox) as being the originator of moussaka.

Other cities in the Greek world Edit

These were part of or very closely related to ancient Greek civilization, but fell outside of the current borders of Greece.

See also Edit

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