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Countries Settled by the Ancient Greeks

Can you name the modern-day countries that were settled by the Ancient Greeks in 550 B.C.?
Based on the this map
Note: This is before the time of Alexander the Great
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Last updated: December 12, 2018
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First submittedDecember 10, 2018
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Country
Albania
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Egypt
France
Country
Georgia
Greece
Italy
Libya
Malta
Monaco
Country
Montenegro
Romania
Russia
Spain
Turkey
Ukraine
33 Comments
+41
Level ∞
Dec 10, 2018
I never realized that the Black Sea was practically a Greek lake.
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Level 81
Dec 10, 2018
I thought you might enjoy this:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/23/oldest-intact-shipwreck-thought-to-be-ancient-greek-discovered-at-bottom-of-black-sea

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Level 43
Dec 10, 2018
damn Georgia
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Level 86
Dec 14, 2018
The myth of Golden Fleece takes place in modern day Georgia lands. There is even a statue of Medea holding it in Batumi, Goergia
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2019
the country not the US state
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Level 74
Dec 10, 2018
Okay, c'mon! I missed one. What did I miss? Greece! Friggin' Greece. Sheesh.
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Level 66
Apr 26, 2022
Yep, me too
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Level 82
Dec 11, 2018
No Macedonia, really?
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Level 75
Dec 11, 2018
The modern day country of North Macedonia corresponds to the territory of ancient Paeonia which was landlocked and never settled by Greeks. The region of Macedonia which you are probably wondering about and corresponds to the ancient kingdom is located almost entirely within modern day Greece and is included as such.
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Level 77
Dec 11, 2018
Moldova?
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2018
Thank you for putting them in alphabetical order so I had a chance to figure out the ones I didn't know.
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Level 85
Dec 11, 2018
Based on P. Christiaan Klieger's "The Microstates of Europe: Designer Nations in a Post-modern World", Monaco was settled in the 6th century BC by Greeks from Marseilles (Massalia on your map). At the time it was known as Monikos. Monaco should probably be included then.
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Level 70
Dec 11, 2018
Monaco, Vatican should be included as modern day countries, I'm not sure about Moldova as well.
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Level 85
Dec 11, 2018
Possibly not the Vatican, as I don't think Rome was ever under Greek control. Unless of course those who think the Romans descended from the Trojans are correct, but that seems unlikely. They traded with and were heavily influenced by the Greeks, but were not Greek themselves.
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Level ∞
Dec 12, 2018
Monaco has been added, thanks!
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Level 85
Dec 12, 2018
If you count the cities founded by Alexander the Great, you'll have to add a lot of extra countries.
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2019
Why is North Macedonia not included?

According to the source (the map that is linked), the entirety of the modern day country is located on Greek settlement lands.

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Level 82
Mar 2, 2019
I don't see a key but I'm assuming that the dark blue areas on the map are "Greek," and if that's the case then the land currently part of the country of Macedonia would be in the hands of Thracians and Illyrians, not Greeks.
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2019
Nice visual to see that Neapolis was a Greek city, where the Greek colonists brought pita. Not something that was first invented there.
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Level 84
Mar 2, 2019
Thought it was odd that Croatia was on the list, but not Slovenia, not Bosnia, not Serbia - but Albania. I decided not to look at the map until after, and now it makes more sense.
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Level 50
Mar 2, 2019
Missed Montenegro and Croatia. I'm surprised the didn't go into Andorra, Monaco and Macedonia.
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Level 50
Mar 2, 2019
Oh. I got Monaco. Lol. I thought they didn't go there.
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Level 28
Mar 2, 2019
Now I wonder this. Norway is least guessed on countries that have been part of Norway. Egypt is least guessed on the countries within three countries of Egypt quiz. What makes Greece higher guessed than those cases here? At least I got it. (I made sure to do it first to make sure I don’t get confused and try like, the whole world).
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Level 69
Mar 2, 2019
Interesting map in the source. Cyprus apparently has a long history of being divided. :)
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Level 72
Aug 26, 2020
Was about to forget Greece...
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Level 61
Mar 29, 2021
This one went against any of my logical reasoning lol, but I've managed to name them all. For example no North Macedonia but Russia and Spain were in. No Israel, Lebanon or Jordan but Turkey, Cyprus and Egypt were in. Once I looked at the map it made sense.
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Level 56
Jun 22, 2021
Could there not be made an argument to include Bosnia? I looked long and hard on the map on which this is based and thought it might include the most southern part of Bosnia.
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Level 68
Jun 22, 2021
Missed Georgia
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Level 54
Nov 7, 2021
The map looks like Greece trying to be Chile
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Level 56
Feb 17, 2022
"Based on the this map" in the caveat might be a mistake.
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Level 79
May 5, 2022
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2022
POV: You missed Greece
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Level 63
Jan 17, 2023
No Tunisia?