6th Grade Social Studies - Greek History

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Who was "The Father of History"?

Herodotus

What did "The Father of History" do and when did he do it?

Read accounts of the Persian War between events at the Olympics

What was Olympia?

A group of temples where the Olympic Games were held.

What year did the first Olympic Games occur?

776 B.C.

What year did the modern Olympic Games return?

1896

Where did the first modern Olympic Games occur?

Athens, Greece

What year did the first Winter Olympic Games occur?

1924

Where did the first Winter Olympic Games occur?

Chamonix, France

Define Pancratium

A combination of boxing and wrestling where no holds were barred.

Define Pentathlon

A five event Olympic contest consisting of running, jumping, throwing the discus, wrestling and hurling the Javeline.

The arena where the chariot races were held

Hippodrome

The Olympic Games were held in honor of what god?

Zeus

The Theater was in honor of what god?

Dionysus

The first "play" was created by whom?

Aeschylus

What famous play did the writer of the first play make?

The Persians

Which greek tragedy writer wrote Oedipus the King?

Sophocles

Who was the famous greek comedy writer?

Aristophanes

What time of day were tragedies performed?

in the morning

What year did Socrates go on trial?

399 B.C.

What was 1st crime Socrates specifically charged with?

Denying the Gods

What was 2nd crime Socrates specifically charged with?

Corrupting the young

What was 3rd crime Socrates specifically charged with?

Trying to overthrow the government

Define the "Socratic Method"

Form of questioning, designed to make a person think

What was the name of the school Plato founded?

The Academy

How many years did the school Plato founded last?

940

Who shut down Plato's famous school?

Emperor Justinian

What was "The Republic"?

the 1st book written on political science

What was "The Dialogues"?

a series of discussions, written by Plato, in which the main characters were often Socrates.

Who added the third step to the "Scientific Method"?

Aristotle

What is the third step to the "Scientific Method"?

the Hypothesis

Who created the syllogism?

Aristotle

Who was the "Father of Scientific Medicine"?

Hippocrates

Where would the city of Troy be located today?

Turkey

Who was Helen?

the wife of Spartan King, Menelaus

What is the 1st famous book, written by Homer and based on events from the Trojan Wars?

The Iliad

What is the 2nd famous book, written by Homer and based on events from the Trojan Wars?

The Odyssey

Who discovered actual evidence that Troy existed?

Heinrich Schleimen

What year did someone discover actual evidence that Troy existed?

1870

The 1st piece of evidence proving Troy existed was?

Greek Pottery

The 2nd piece of evidence proving Troy existed was?

Greek Bronze suit of armor

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