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Ancient Greece Trivia

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1. 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.






2. A substitute ruler






3. A maze






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






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






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






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






8. The king of Sparta during the Battle of Thermopylae






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






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






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






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






13. 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






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






15. An island east of Sparta that tried to remain neutral but was attacked byAthens and defeated






16. A land bridge






17. The southern peninsula of Greece. Location of Sparta






18. 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






19. The governor of an administrative district






20. 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 -






21. 300 years where everything fell apart and was destroyed






22. Public speaking






23. 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)






24. The governor of an administrative district






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






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






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






28. Another name for the Delphic Oracle






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






30. 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






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






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






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






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. Athenian soldiers that were named after their shields






36. 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






37. Nobles who gained power of Greece in the 700s and provided cavalry for the king's military adventures






38. 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






39. 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.






40. 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






41. The Greek word for excessive pride






42. 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






43. The Greek word for excessive pride






44. The southern peninsula of Greece. Location of Sparta






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






46. 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.






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






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






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






50. TheAthenian word for victory