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Geography of Ancient Greece

Can you guess theses answers related to the geography of ancient Greece and its colonies?
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Last updated: March 4, 2017
First submittedJanuary 15, 2017
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This city was the dominant land power in Greece until 371 BC
Sparta
City called the "Birthplace of Democracy"
Athens
Most famous temple in the above. Many of its artifacts reside in the British Museum
The Parthenon
Term for a citadel built on an area of elevated ground with steep cliffs
Acropolis
City in Turkey that was destroyed by Greeks in "The Iliad"
Troy
This Greek kingdom was led by Philip and Alexander
Macedon
This African city, founded in 331 BC, was famous for its library
Alexandria
Highest mountain in Greece. Home of the Greek gods
Mount Olympus
Place where the oracle of Apollo could be found
Delphi
Island whose harbor was guarded by a marvelous colossus
Rhodes
Island home to the lyrical poet Sappho
Lesbos
Sea in which those two islands can be found
Aegean
City whose "sacred band" of elite warriors consisted of 150 male couples
Thebes
This island was home to the Greek colony of Syracuse
Sicily
This city-state gave its name to a type of column and two books of the New Testament
Corinth
Island on which Theseus slew the Minotaur
Crete
A type of race is named after this Greek battle site about 25 miles from Athens
Marathon
This Greek colony on the Hellespont was later renamed Constantinople
Byzantium
Greeks founded this "new city" in Italy in the 6th century BC
Neápolis (Naples)
This city dominated Greece before 1200 BC. Its collapse marked the
start of the Greek Dark Ages
Mycenae
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level 59
Apr 29, 2017
Since this quiz is about Greece, it would be nice to accept the Greek name of the city, Byzantion.
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level 59
May 2, 2017
Yes, this would be better - Byzantium is the Latin version of the name, Byzantion is the Greek.
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level 72
Apr 29, 2017
Very nice quiz!
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level 80
Apr 30, 2017
Hmm. Tougher than I thought, but still did pretty well.
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level 66
May 1, 2017
The hardest part of history quizes is to find the names of the places in English :)
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level 66
May 1, 2017
I kept wanting to put Knossos for answer #20... darn being uninformed
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level 71
May 1, 2017
Byzantium was on the Bosporus, not the Hellespont.