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.orgvery hard 39% 10th century BC10th century BC2974th century BC4th century BC6911st century AD1st century AD5444th century AD4th century AD984history of sport riddles » 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.orgaverage 62% in Athensin Athens338in Delphiin Delphi564in Olympiain Olympia353there was no such theatrethere was no such theatre2124history riddles » 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.orgvery hard 29% the treasury of Athensthe treasury of Athens393the chamber of prayersthe chamber of prayers246the blessed fountainthe blessed fountain156the tomb of goddes Athenathe tomb of goddes Athena521Ancient buildings riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykvery hard 39% TerpsichoreTerpsichore587EratoErato561EuterpeEuterpe706ThaliaThalia1187theatre riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykvery hard 29% DidymusDidymus225RhodesRhodes485StagiraStagira485SmurnaSmurna437ancient history riddles » 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 Zhuhard 58% SpartansSpartans1368RomansRomans632TurksTurks428MacedoniansMacedonians3432Greece riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykeasy 73% long, lengthy worklong, lengthy work255moralizing workmoralizing work164inscription on a tombstone or monumentinscription on a tombstone or monument1988last section of the work, a summarylast section of the work, a summary314names riddles » 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.orgeasy 72% in 3rd century B.C.in 3rd century B.C.3809in 12th centuryin 12th century568in 15th centuryin 15th century578in 17th centuryin 17th century321discoveries riddles » 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.orgaverage 60% OliveOlive3341LaurelLaurel6226MyrtleMyrtle506AcanthusAcanthus281plants riddles » 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 Tamanghard 46% PlatoPlato2620SocratesSocrates1741MiltiadesMiltiades226Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great4054history riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.