Why Did the Ancient Greeks Call Themselves ‘Hellenes’?

They sure didn’t call themselves Greeks.

Photo Courtesy: Globely News

The native name for Greece is ‘Hellas,’ and its official name is ‘Helliniki Dimokartia’ (Hellenic Republic, in English. The word ‘Greece’ was adopted by the Romans and eventually became a part of English as well. ‘Greece’ came from the word ‘Graeci,’ which was first used by Aristotle while he was writing…

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