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Visitors will bring gifts of sweets and liquor to their hosts and hosts will return in kind.

Higher education also is highly valued as a measure of class and success, and thousands of students compete every year for a small number of university places.

Mainstream thinking and history wants us to believe that writing was not invented until around 3200 BC in Mesopotamia (from the Sumerians) and that all other civilizations relied on oral exchange to maintain and transfer knowledge.

Households consisting of several generations are still the norm in Greece, even after many families migrated from rural areas to cities.

Living quarters are modest, in city apartments or equally small country houses.

Women can and do inherit property equal to that of men, and although the government discourages dowries, much property is still transferred to women from their families upon marriage.

For Greeks, food remains central to daily life, as well as holidays both religious and secular.

Popular beverages include retsina, wine grown from local grapes and flavored with pine resin, as well as ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur consumed before meals.