Ancient Greece questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient Greece. Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions. Until when were the ancient Olympic Games held?4th century AD. The olympic games were disbanded as "pagan rituals" shortly after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius the Great dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome and banned the Olympics in Ancient Greece. Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of sport riddles »very hard 38% 10th century BC10th century BC2334th century BC4th century BC5241st century AD1st century AD4114th century AD4th century AD740 Which ancient Greek theatre was built on the flat surface? (not on the slope)There was no such theatre. All Greek theatres were built on the slopes of a hill. It was not until Romans invented concrete, when the construction of tall theatres on flat surfaces (such as the Colosseum) became possible.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory riddles »average 61% in Athensin Athens289in Delphiin Delphi442in Olympiain Olympia276there was no such theatrethere was no such theatre1616 What was inside the Athenian Parthenon?The treasury of Athens. Although the Parthenon is architecturally a temple and is usually called so, it is not really one in the conventional sense of the word. It never hosted the cult of Athena Polias, patron of Athens. The Parthenon was actually used primarily as a treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire.Created by: globalquiz.orgAncient buildings riddles »very hard 28% the treasury of Athensthe treasury of Athens294the chamber of prayersthe chamber of prayers200the blessed fountainthe blessed fountain129the tomb of goddes Athenathe tomb of goddes Athena403 What is the name of the Muse of comedy?Thalia was the Muse who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry. She was portrayed as a young woman with a joyous air, crowned with ivy, wearing boots and holding a comic mask in her hand. Many of her statues also hold a bugle and a trumpet (both used to support the actors' voices in ancient comedy), or occasionally a shepherd’s staff or a wreath of ivy. Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyktheatre riddles »very hard 36% TerpsichoreTerpsichore480EratoErato482EuterpeEuterpe587ThaliaThalia905 Where was Aristotle from?Stagira. Aristotle was born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. At the age of eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykancient history riddles »very hard 30% DidymusDidymus173RhodesRhodes382StagiraStagira391SmurnaSmurna331 Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?Macedonians. The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first introduced by Phillip II of Macedonia in Macedonian phalanx formations. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight formation of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them projecting in front of the front rank of men.Created by: Roy ZhuGreece riddles »hard 57% SpartansSpartans1104RomansRomans536TurksTurks370MacedoniansMacedonians2764 What is an epitaph?Inscription on a tombstone or monument. An epitaph (from Greek ἐπιτάφιος epitaphios "a funeral oration" from ἐπί epi "at, over" and τάφος taphos "tomb" is a short text honoring a deceased person. Strictly speaking, it refers to text that is inscribed on a tombstone or plaque, but it may also be used in a figurative sense. Some epitaphs are specified by the person themselves before their death, while others are chosen by those responsible for the burial. Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyknames riddles »easy 72% long, lengthy worklong, lengthy work223moralizing workmoralizing work139inscription on a tombstone or monumentinscription on a tombstone or monument1657last section of the work, a summarylast section of the work, a summary273 When was the circumference of the Earth calculated for the first time with remarkable accuracy (13.6% of error)?In 3rd century B.C. Eratosthenes of Cyrene was the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He is best known for being the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth. He did it by measuring Sun's angle of elevation at noon on the solstice in Alexandria, knowing, that at the same time the Sun is at Zenith in the Ancient Egyptian city of Swenet, 5000 stades from Alexandria. Seventeen hundred years after Christopher Columbus studied Eratosthenes writings and decided that the calculations were wrong, and the Earth must be smaller - which led him to seek India in the west.Created by: globalquiz.orgdiscoveries riddles »easy 71% in 3rd century B.C.in 3rd century B.C.3199in 12th centuryin 12th century492in 15th centuryin 15th century499in 17th centuryin 17th century281 Which plant was used to fashion wreaths awarded to victors in Ancient Greece? Laurel. Laurus nobilis is an evergreen tree or large shrub native to the Mediterranean region. Its aromatic leaves are added whole to Italian pasta sauces. The word "Laureate" in 'poet laureate' refers to being signified by the laurel wreath.Created by: globalquiz.orgplants riddles »hard 59% OliveOlive2998LaurelLaurel5385MyrtleMyrtle444AcanthusAcanthus253 Who was the most famous student of Aristotle?Alexander the Great. Aristotle was invited by Philip II of Macedon to become the tutor to his son Alexander in 343 BC. Aristotle was appointed as the head of the royal academy of Macedon and encouraged Alexander toward eastern conquest.Created by: Sumit Tamanghistory riddles »hard 46% PlatoPlato2398SocratesSocrates1593MiltiadesMiltiades204Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great3597 Play history quiz and see all the questions.