Κυριακή, Απριλίου 27




(Ne Renions Pas Origine de Notre Ville !)
Let's  do not deny our origin

Marseille,  France, was founded around  600 BCE  by Greeks from the Asia Minor city of Phcoaea  (as mentioned by Thucydides Bk1,13,  Strabo,  Athenaeus and  Justin)

Football Club de Marseille adopted the name Olympique de Marseille in 1899, in honor of the anniversary of Marseille's founding by Greeks from Phocaea some 25 centuries earlier, with the name Olympique, coming from ancient Olympic Games and the colours (reversed flag of Greece) chosen to represent the club.







the Greek Colony of Marseille,
by Rierre Puviw de Chavannes, 1869

The Phocaean Greeks introduced the cult of Artemis, as in their other colonies, such as AgdeNice,  Antibes,  Monaco,  Emporiae 
and  Rhoda

The Greeks from Phocaea also founded settlements in the island

 of  Corsicasuch as at Alalia

From Massalia, the Phocaean Greeks also founded cities in northeastern Spain such as Emporiae and Rhoda.






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