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Ancient Greece Trivia

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1. The Greek word for excessive pride






2. Plan of gov- in 507 b.c. made freeAthenian born men citizens






3. 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.






4. 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.






5. (1851 - 1941): British archeologist who unearthed the remains of the Minoan civilization (Knossos) on the island of Crete. - excavated Knossos






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






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






8. A maze






9. A Greek leader that helped the Greeks greatly by deceiving the Persians during the Battle of Salamis






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






11. 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






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






13. The king of Sparta during the Battle of Thermopylae






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






15. Athenian soldiers that were named after their shields






16. When there are many cultures within an empire or kingdom






17. 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






18. 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






19. An administrative district






20. The southern peninsula of Greece. Location of Sparta






21. The people from the island of Melos






22. 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






23. A land bridge






24. 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.






25. A substitute ruler






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






27. 300 years where everything fell apart and was destroyed






28. 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






29. A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them






30. 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






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






32. A huge temple forAthena that was very expensive and time consuming for theAthenians. The building of the temple was overseen by Pericles.






33. Ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)






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






35. An area in the middle east that the Persian empire was built on






36. Athenian soldiers that were named after their shields






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






38. The first great epic that Homer wrote. It was about a prince of Troy kidnapping the wife of the king of Sparta.






39. A land bridge






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






41. In ancient Greece - a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it






42. Public speaking






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






44. When there are many cultures within an empire or kingdom






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






46. 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






47. 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






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






49. A battle between the Persians and theAthenians that was caused by the Persians burningAthens and took place in the sea. TheAthenians won because of there more maneuverable ships (triremes)






50. The Greek word for excessive pride