As the Greeks began to see great prosperity, their population exploded. As a result of this increasing population, the farmers in the city-states where not able to produce enough food to support and feed everyone.
To solve this problem, the city-states began to colonize regions around the Mediterranean Sea. These colonies supplied their parent polis, known as a metropolis, with grain and food, while the metropolis would supply its colony with the supplies that it needed.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and just not think about your age.
Dismas and Gestas were the names of the two thieves crucified with Jesus.