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Trivia- Ancient Greece

Answer the following questions about Ancient Greece
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Last updated: September 30, 2021
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Ancient poem written by Homer about the Trojan War. Considered the "Bible" of Ancient Greek culture.
Iliad
Ancient culture that existed on the Greek mainland until their disappearance in 1200 B.C. due to social strife.
Mycenaeans
Civilization that lived on the island of Crete around 3500 B.C.. Conquered in 1500 B.C. by the above.
Minoans
Name for the "City-States" of Ancient Greece.
Polis
The largest city in Ancient Greece. Known for democracy and philosophy.
Athens
The rival city of the above. Known for an emphasis on warfare.
Sparta
Battle in 480 B.C. that attempted to push back Persian invaders.
Battle of Thermopylae
Leader of Persia during that battle.
Xerxes I
Leader of the Greek-city state that was in opposition to the Persian forces. Famous for his final stand with his 300 soldiers.
Leonidas
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Athenian statesman that ran the city from 630-560 B.C.. Cancelled the debt of all citizens and ended slavery.
Solon
Name of the league created by Athens to rally many city-states together.
Delian League
War that broke out between Sparta and their allies and Athens and their allies. Lasted 27 years.
Peloponnesian War
The most famous Greek playwright who wrote plays such as The Babylonians, The Knights, and The Frogs.
Aristophanes
Play that satirized a famed philosopher written by the above.
The Clouds
Philosopher who was sentenced to death as a result of the above play. Drank hemlock.
Socrates
Student of the above. Known for creating The Academy.
Plato
Philosopher who became known as "The father of western logic."
Aristotle
Man who would come to unite Greece and conquer far away lands. Son of a Macedonian King.
Alexander the Great
6 Comments
+16
Level 78
May 9, 2022
Nice test.

A few issues I had: If you ask for the names of a culture or civilization, the answers should be "Mycenaean" and "Minoan" and . Just "Delian" and "Delos" should be accepted. Nearly the entire second Median war took part in 480, so many other battles such as Artemision or Salamis should be accepted too. And it's a very long shot to state that Socrates was condemned to death because of Aristophanes.

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Level 94
May 9, 2022
+1 to all
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Level 76
May 9, 2022
Yes. I would also say that the tragedists (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides) are more famous than Aristophanes.
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Level 84
Feb 14, 2023
"Xerxes" should be more than sufficient.
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Level 78
Feb 14, 2023
Agreed. Xerxes should be more than sufficient. I wasted quite some time repeatedly typing the name knowing it was correct.
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Level 79
Feb 15, 2023
Agree with all the above. 'Mycenean' should also be good enough.