Ancient Greece questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient Greece. Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions. Which ancient Greek author was blind?Homer is a legendary figure. According to legends he was blind, which was reflected in Iliad 6.146 by calling him "the man of Chios".Created by: smyruaverage 65% HomerHomer2496SophoclesSophocles458AeschylusAeschylus522XenophonXenophon340literature riddles » 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 38% 10th century BC10th century BC7204th century BC4th century BC14311st century AD1st century AD11604th century AD4th century AD2088history 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 64% in Athensin Athens563in Delphiin Delphi938in Olympiain Olympia524there was no such theatrethere was no such theatre3653history 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 Athens826the chamber of prayersthe chamber of prayers586the blessed fountainthe blessed fountain307the tomb of goddes Athenathe tomb of goddes Athena1069Ancient 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% TerpsichoreTerpsichore900EratoErato923EuterpeEuterpe1187ThaliaThalia1938theatre 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 27% DidymusDidymus367RhodesRhodes840StagiraStagira707SmurnaSmurna657ancient 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 59% SpartansSpartans2806RomansRomans1334TurksTurks791MacedoniansMacedonians7285Greece 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 Kołodziejczykaverage 69% long, lengthy worklong, lengthy work440moralizing workmoralizing work306inscription on a tombstone or monumentinscription on a tombstone or monument3010last section of the work, a summarylast section of the work, a summary594names 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.orgaverage 69% in 3rd century B.C.in 3rd century B.C.7866in 12th centuryin 12th century1273in 15th centuryin 15th century1372in 17th centuryin 17th century764discoveries 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.orghard 53% OliveOlive6318LaurelLaurel8718MyrtleMyrtle757AcanthusAcanthus422trees riddles » Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions.