Hello, Hellenes Your history is rather mystic So I'll sing this little song About just what the Hellenistic heroes said 'Bout all the battles where you bled Beautiful dead.
On the Aegean Spread admid the archipelago Peloponnese peninsula You Greeks began there long ago, and lived Our culture to create and give, And grow olives.
Chorus: Oh, it's all Greek to me. Oh, it's all Greek to me. Oh, it's all Greek to me. Oh, it's all Greek to me.
Hello, Minoan men Your Minotaur could not be beat Located in the labyrinth At Knossos there in ancient Crete, until Theseus knew he had the will That beast to kill.
Hello, Myceneans Who conquered the Minoan men But, later, you were conquered too By Sea People or Dorians, whose rage Crushed you and started the Dark Age, So turn the page. (Chorus)
Hello, Homer, Who wrote heroic, epic poetry About the Golden Age of Greece Though you were blind, you still could be the source About a face that launched a naval force And a Trojan horse
Hello, Athena, You are wise and you are mighty Your bro, Ares, is the god of war Your sister, Aphrodite, is a dove Goddess of beauty and of love Rules from above. (Chorus)
Bridge I: Most of our astrology Is based on your mythology Stories that we study still today There's Pandora's curiosity Medusa's great monstrosity And Icarus who flew to far astray. Dont forget Hermes the liar Or Prometheus who stole fire And the man who hugged Antaeus to his knees, Brave Heracles.
Hello, Athenians Inventors of democracy With awesome architecture You were masters of philosophy and math You even had a public bath But no paved path.
Hello there, Spartans, Who fought battles without guns or tanks Made hoplites out of soldier boys And marched them in a great phalanx of men. Only the strongest lived, so then You'd always win. (Chorus)
Hello, Phidippides. The herald boy who liked to run, And made it clear to Athens From the battlefield of Marathon to say Athenians had won the day So shout hooray!
Here come the Persians Takin' over like Monopoly 300 Spartans stopped them At the Battle of Thermopolyae. You stayed And combed your hair under the shade. 'Till you were betrayed. (Chorus)
Bridge II: Your alpha bet is pretty cool With Pi and Phi and Delta too We use so many of your words today. Poly and monotheistic Paleo and neolithic And don't forget mesopotamia. Without you we couldn't make a poem Or telephone our mom at home Or study any of the ology's Or history!
There wasn't always Happy peace among you Grecians There were thirty years of conflict All among Peloponnesians, who, by Zeus, Paused only for Olympic truce Athens would lose.
Hello there, Philip, You were once the king of Macedon You conquered Greece and Persia Made an empire for your son so he could share Hellenistic culture here and there And everywhere. (Chorus)
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