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Ancient Greece Trivia

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1. A foreign woman who Pericles had a very controversial relationship with






2. A substitute ruler






3. 300 years where everything fell apart and was destroyed






4. The king of the Persian empire from 522 to 480 BCE who spit the area into 20 administrative areas






5. A kind of shield designed by theAthenians specifically for the phalanx






6. The king of the Persian empire from 522 to 480 BCE who spit the area into 20 administrative areas






7. The son of Darius that became king of Persian and lost the second Persian war






8. A self-governing city-state; the basic political unit of the Greek world. comprised a city - with its acropolis and agora and the surrounding territory.






9. TheAthenian messenger that supposedly ran toAthens to announce their victory in the Battle of Marathon and also supposedly ran fromAthens to Sparta to ask the Spartans for help






10. Form of government in which a few wealthy people have the power






11. The elite 10 -000 Persian soldiers that were sent to fight the Spartans in the Battle of Thermopylae






12. Long - thin -Athenian ships that were more maneuverable than other ships and greatly helped the Greeks in the Battle of Salamis






13. Form of government in which a few wealthy people have the power






14. A Greek man that was so desperate for glory that he started a war against Sparta that theAthenians were bound to lose - and when he got called back toAthens for vandalism - he went to the Spartans to aid them






15. The commander of theAthenians during the Ionian revolt that lead to war






16. A league started by theAthenians that had the objective of keeping the Persians away from Greece and freeing cities from Persia. It made theAthenians very powerful.






17. In Spartan society - these were those residents who were neither helots nor Spartiates. Made of merchants and artisans






18. A Corinthian colony and one of the wealthiest Greek cities that was at war withAthens when they aided Egesta






19. Athenian soldiers that were named after their shields






20. A land bridge






21. From the word for 'drinking together'; an after-dinner drinking party attended by elite males. they sang poems - posed riddles - played drinking games - and delivered philosophical speeches. Other entertainment was provided by musicians - jugglers -






22. TheAthenian word for victory






23. Another name for the Delphic Oracle






24. A battle between the Persians and theAthenians and Ionians in which the Persians wanted control of Ionia - and the Ionians andAthenians met at Marathon and fought until theAthenians won






25. A politician inAthens that was dominant during the Periclean age who grew the Delian league into something close to an empire - approved a final peace with Persia and oversaw the building of the Parthenon






26. The king of Persia that built up a huge empire and ruled it from 559 BCE to 530 BCE






27. People living inAthens who were notAthenian citizens - who could work and who paid taxes but were not allowed to own land or take part in government.






28. A wall of shields created by foot soldiers marching close together in a rectangular formation. Made up of farmers






29. A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy






30. The king of Persia that built up a huge empire and ruled it from 559 BCE to 530 BCE






31. A battle between the Persian and the Spartans in which the Persian attempted to avenge Darius' defeat during the Battle of Marathon - and - due to a Greek traitor - the war ended up being 300 Spartans against 10 -000 Persians (the immortals) - so the






32. The king of Sparta during the Battle of Thermopylae






33. The anti-Delian league that was a league of city-states in the Peloponnesus that fought against the Delian league (Athens).






34. A battle between the Persians and the Greeks in which the Persians relied on the help of the Ionians to defeat the Greeks - but the Ionians backed out at the last minute - so the Greeks won.






35. Of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws






36. Public speaking






37. A maze






38. Greeks who sang songs to keep records






39. The brother-in-law of Xerxes that was left to die with the rest of the Persians during the Battle of Plataea






40. The king of Sparta during the Battle of Thermopylae






41. Philosophers in ancient Greece. The name directly translates to 'those who are wise'






42. A person hired to fight for another country than their own (Persian war during dark age)






43. The commander of theAthenians during the Ionian revolt that lead to war






44. The Spartan that was in power ofAthens after the loss of the first Peloponnesian war who theAthenians eventually rebelled against to get their independence back






45. A monarchy in which the power is passed down from generation to generation






46. The anti-Delian league that was a league of city-states in the Peloponnesus that fought against the Delian league (Athens).






47. A league started by theAthenians that had the objective of keeping the Persians away from Greece and freeing cities from Persia. It made theAthenians very powerful.






48. A battle between the Persian and the Spartans in which the Persian attempted to avenge Darius' defeat during the Battle of Marathon - and - due to a Greek traitor - the war ended up being 300 Spartans against 10 -000 Persians (the immortals) - so the






49. A battle between the Persians and the Greeks in which the Persians relied on the help of the Ionians to defeat the Greeks - but the Ionians backed out at the last minute - so the Greeks won.






50. People who took part in the gov gathered in agora to carry out public affairs - pass laws - and govern officials