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It is governed by 67 metropolitan bishops, presided over by an archbishop An architectural style imitating elements of ancient Greek temple design, popular in the United States and Europe in the first half of the 19th century. The revival was symptomatic of the public's preoccupation with Greek culture at the time.Architectural style based on 5th-century-BC Greek temples that spread throughout Europe and the U. Architects often tacked majestic facades with Grecian columns onto existing buildings; banks and institutions became imitation Doric temples; and homes in the Greek Revival style often had large porticoes made up of heavy pilasters and reinterpreted pediments.They form the island's largest ethnic community, comprising nearly 80 percent of the population.The Greek Cypriots are mostly Eastern Orthodox Christians, members of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, an autocephalous church headed by an Archbishop.In a broader sense the term also includes Maronites, Armenians and Latins who were given the option of adhering to one of two constituent communities (Greek and Turkish) per the 1960 Constitution and who voted to join the Greek Cypriot Community (1944-45, 1946-49).

Thrown in pots or discharged from tubes, it apparently caught fire spontaneously, and water could not put it out.Because the communist guerrillas refused to disband their forces, a bitter civil war broke out in late 1944 that was put down by British forces.After elections that the communists did not participate in, the Greek king was restored to his throne. government took over the defense of Greece, creating the Truman Doctrine as justification.The British Museum (1847), utilizing the Greek Ionic order on a massive scale, is the most powerful English example of the style. S., where the style was adopted on a large scale, many strange distortions found acceptance.See also Neoclassical architecture Writing system developed in Greece 1000 BC, the direct or indirect ancestor of all modern European alphabets.In 1946 a full-scale guerrilla war was reopened by the communists. After fierce skirmishes in the mountains, in 1949 the communists announced the end of open hostilities.

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