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 26, 2020
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 Bosporus 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 60
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 ∞
Mar 26, 2020
Byzantion will work now.
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Level 49
May 26, 2020
Βυζδάντιον
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Level 78
Apr 29, 2017
Very nice quiz!
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Level 83
Apr 30, 2017
Hmm. Tougher than I thought, but still did pretty well.
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Level 69
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 73
May 1, 2017
Byzantium was on the Bosporus, not the Hellespont.
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2020
That's right. Hellespont = Dardanelles.
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2020
This has been fixed. The geography of that area is very confusing.
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Level 60
May 3, 2020
i think napoli should be accepted as it is the italian name
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Level 60
May 26, 2020
Slight mistake: There is an unnecessary "/" at the end of the Mount Olympus question.
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Level 46
May 26, 2020
I think it is supposed to say "gods/goddesses."
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Level 66
May 26, 2020
Technically, Troy does not get destroyed in the Iliad. The poem covers a very specific part of the ten year siege, from the rift between Achilles and Agamemnon to the death of Hector. I suggest replacing "destroyed" with "besieged".
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Level 58
May 26, 2020
Both napoli and naples didn't work, i think that they should be accepted too
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Level ∞
May 27, 2020
Naples works.
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Level 40
May 26, 2020
"Elgin" marbles my colo. They were bought from the Ottomans who didn't and don't care about the antiquities they conquered. Crappy stewards of history. Thanks Brits for keeping them safe from the Turks. Now please give them back.
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Level 47
May 26, 2020
Playing Assassins Creed Odyssey certainly helped
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Level 51
May 27, 2020
I knew about the Thebes in ancient Egypt. TIL there was another Thebes in ancient Greece.
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Level 33
May 27, 2020
TIL there was a Thebes in Ancient Egypt.
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Level 70
May 30, 2020
I think it would be better to say that Troy is in modern day Turkey, as Turkey obviously didn't exist at the time.
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Level 50
May 31, 2020
Napoli should work because Naples does and there is still a typo in "Home of the Greek gods/"
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Level 17
Aug 16, 2020
Korinth should be accepted as well