Greece questions This is a list of recently added questions about Greece. Play Greece quiz and see all the questions. What was the main language of the Byzantine Empire?Greek. The primary language used in the eastern Roman provinces even before the decline of the Western Empire was Greek, having been spoken in the region for centuries before Latin. The use of Latin as the language of administration persisted until formally abolished (in favour of Greek) by Heraclius in the 7th century.Created by: globalquiz.orgByzantine Empire riddles »hard 52% GreekGreek1513RomanRoman536TurkishTurkish399ByzantineByzantine424 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% TerpsichoreTerpsichore487EratoErato485EuterpeEuterpe589ThaliaThalia916 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 Zhuancient Greece riddles »hard 57% SpartansSpartans1108RomansRomans542TurksTurks372MacedoniansMacedonians2788 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 work224moralizing workmoralizing work139inscription on a tombstone or monumentinscription on a tombstone or monument1668last section of the work, a summarylast section of the work, a summary274 According to the Greek mythology, how many rivers were found in Hades?Five. In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld (the domain often called Hades, which also is the name of its ruler). There are five rivers in Hades: Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, Lethe, and Cocytus. All these rivers converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which sometimes, also is called the Styx.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykliterature riddles »very hard 25% oneone702twotwo252fivefive423sevenseven290 Which country is named "Hellas" in its own language?Greece. Most of European languages derive the name of Greece from the Latin name Graecia. The only exception in Europe is the Norwegian language, where the native name "Hellas" is used. However, many Eastern languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Hindi) derive the name of Greece from Ionia, the Greek region of Asia Minor.Created by: life-o-holicgeography of Greece riddles »very easy 87% GreeceGreece10368GeorgiaGeorgia629HondurasHonduras531FinlandFinland266 Who directed "Eternity and a Day" (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera), "Landscape in the Mist" (Topio stin omichli) and "Ulysses' Gaze" (To vlemma tou Odyssea)? Theodoros Angelopoulos. Angelopoulos was defined by Martin Scorsese as "a masterful filmmaker". Theo developed a unique cinematic vision. His movies are characterized by long takes, carefully composed scenes and offer a hypnotic, sweeping and profoundly emotional cinema.Created by: KYRTAPSdirectors riddles »hard 57% Michalis KakojanisMichalis Kakojanis1217Jorgos LantimosJorgos Lantimos1191Theodoros AngelopoulosTheodoros Angelopoulos5081Ridley ScottRidley Scott1379 Which country hosted the first modern day Olympic Games?Greece. The first Games held under the auspices of the IOC was hosted in the Panathenaic stadium in Athens in 1896. The Games brought together 14 nations and 241 athletes. Greek officials, the public and many of the athletest were so enthusiastic about the experience of hosting an Olympic Games, that they demanded that Athens be the permanent Olympic host city.Created by: Monica StillerAthens riddles »very easy 83% GreeceGreece5963FranceFrance478Great BritainGreat Britain370ItalyItaly297 What is the second largest Greek island? (after Crete)Euboea, with 3670 km2 (1417 sq.m.) is more than twice as large as the third largest island, Lesbos. Euboea is separated from mainland by just 40 m wide Euripus Strait. A bridge over the strait was first constructed in the twenty-first year of the Peloponnesian War (410 BC).Created by: globalquiz.orgislands of Greece riddles »very hard 30% RhodesRhodes2497EuboeaEuboea1499LesbosLesbos390PelopponesePelopponese518 Which Greek island is the largest?Crete is by far the largest of Greek Islands. With 8,336 km2, (3,219 sq. m.) it is more than twice as large as the second, Euboea. Created by: globalquiz.orgMediterranean Sea riddles »average 69% CreteCrete7670EuboeaEuboea651RhodesRhodes1494SicilySicily1149 Play Greece quiz and see all the questions.