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Ancient Greek Trivia

Based on the hints, name these facts about Ancient Greece.
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Last updated: August 8, 2016
First submittedJuly 26, 2013
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Hint
Answer
City famous for democracy
Athens
Flat-topped, high ground area in the above
Acropolis
Most famous temple of that city
Parthenon
Rival city of the above
Sparta
War fought between those
two cities, 431-404 BC
Peloponnesian
Leader of the "300"
who fought at Thermopylae
Leonidas
"Great" Macedonian conqueror
Alexander
Infantry formation used by the above
(hint: starts with P)
Phalanx
Philosopher who tutored that conqueror
Aristotle
Teacher of the above, and Academy founder
Plato
Philosopher who drank hemlock
Socrates
Hint
Answer
What Archimedes said,
when he made a discovery
Eureka!
What Euclid is the "father" of
Geometry
Athletic competition first held in 776 BC
Olympics
War featured in "The Iliad"
Trojan War
King of the Greek gods
Zeus
Highest mountain in Greece;
home of the gods
Olympus
Three orders of ancient Greek
architecture or columns
Doric
Ionic
Corinthian
Where you would find the Oracle
Delphi
God who spoke through the Oracle
Apollo
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level 61
Nov 18, 2013
I knew the Peloponnesian War, but I didn't even bother typing it because I knew I would never get the spelling right and it would just frustrate me.
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level 73
Jan 7, 2014
i admit i had to google the spelling. I attempted the spelling, but when i couldn't get close enough, i googled it.
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level 77
Nov 18, 2013
I knew I learned them in grade school but couldn't remember all the columns.
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level 49
Nov 18, 2013
Can you accept Olympic Games?
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level 35
Nov 29, 2014
Olympic games, please!!!!!
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level 70
Feb 15, 2015
i second that.
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level 70
May 9, 2016
Ditto.
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level 58
Nov 16, 2016
Calm down, it's only a game.
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2016
Okay
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level 23
Nov 18, 2013
I only got 5 correct
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level 28
Feb 20, 2014
100% SAN!
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level 31
Mar 25, 2014
Why don't people understand that there were many more Spartans fighting at Thermopylae than 300? Herodotus estimated that there were at least 5000, but modern archaeological estimates places the number more around 20,000.
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level 56
May 20, 2019
Are you talking about just the Spartans or about the whole force (there were hoplites from cities other than Sparta there).
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level 82
Jul 1, 2014
Dorian, Ionian.. translation skills failed me.
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level 76
Aug 30, 2014
School was a l-o-o-ng time ago, but I surprised myself and only missed two. Some of those answers had to fight their way through the cobwebs in my brain.
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level 57
Nov 16, 2016
In school we always learned that Euclid was the father of mathematics, not just geometry.
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level 38
Nov 16, 2016
Ditto!
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level 70
Nov 16, 2016
Your school lied to you.
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level 73
Nov 16, 2016
I Love these quizzes! Easy for me, but really fun.
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level 51
Nov 17, 2016
22/22 those columns are tricky
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level 64
Nov 17, 2016
I get the columns easily, but have to think about the philosopher tutor? Something wrong with me...
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level 26
Nov 19, 2016
Woah, nobody has argued yet about whether Alexander was actually from Macedonia or not. I guess it is never too late to start... LOL
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level 77
Nov 20, 2016
He was born in Pella, in the ancient kingdom of Macedonia. What's to argue about? Of course he was from Macedonia.

The (completely silly) argument people like to have is about which modern nation-state gets the rights to use the name of the ancient kingdom and region.
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level 65
Dec 12, 2016
Thank you, architecture school!
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level 66
May 18, 2019
While of course the last two answers are correct and should be the only ones accepted, a fun tidbit for those that are intersted is that there was also a major oracle of Zeus in Dodona (among others).