France

“The most dangerous moment comes with the victory” – Napoleon Bonaparte The History of Laurel Wreath in the French Empire France has turned into the “French Empire” when Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) has stood in its head. Before, and during the rise of France, Napoleon realized the importance of his power and authority in the eyes … Read more

Roman Empire

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC), the well known Roman author, orator and politician, wrote: “Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.” The laurel wreath on heads and coins of Roman emperors On the right: Publius Septimus Geta, 210 A.D. © 2006 … Read more

Olympic

The History of Laurel Wreath in the Olympic Games Historical records indicate that the Olympic Games began in Ancient Greece in 776 BC, and continued without interruption until AD393, a period of 1170 years. These early games had a strongly religious element to them, and, in AD394, the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II banned the games … Read more

Greece

So, we return to Ancient Greece and find that the name “laurel” is said to be connected with the Latin word “laus”, meaning “praise”, but the origin of the associations of the name are Greek, where laurel is “dhafni”, (named for the myth of the nymph Daphne, of course. In the Hebrew language, laurel leaves … Read more

Kitchen

With its roots buried deep in Greek Mythology, Apollo`s Bay is the source of the well-known culinary herb `The Bay Leaf`.Common names: Bay Laurel, Bay Leaf, Sweet Bay, Bay, Sweet Laurel.Scientific name: Laurus nobilisLaurus – the ancient name for this plant: Nobilis – Latin for noble or famous. While in the olden days, conquerors and … Read more