5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Delian League
- Iliad and Odyssey
- a Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought.
- b Greek epic poems attributed to Homer; defined relations of gods and humans that shaped Greek mythology.
- c the rule of merchant aristocracies-- possessed constitutions but only a small class controlled the functions of government.
- d confederation of Greek city-states under the leadership of Athens. The name is used to designate two distinct periods of alliance, the first 478-404 B.C., the second 378-338 B.C. The first alliance was made between Athens and a number of Ionian states (chiefly maritime) for the purpose of prosecuting the war against Persia.
- e in ancient Greece, rulers who seized power by force but who ruled with the people's support; later came to refer to rulers who exercise brutal and oppressive power
5 Multiple choice questions
- An Athenian statesman from 515-495 B.C.E. who became a ruler that encouraged a more democratic system of government; assembly-law making body, granted some citizenship to some, set-up council of 500, introduced Ostracism.
- ship sailed by Greeks and Persians, strong bronze bows used as battering rams
- Ruled Athens while Athens was in a Golden Age. The government became more democratic and the economy thrived. Athens had a direct democracy under Pericles.
- a self-governing city-state; the basic political unit of the Greek world. It comprised a city, with its acropolis and agora and the surrounding territory.
- The idea that ethical and moral standards should be formulated and adhered to for life on Earth, not to accommodate the prescriptions of a deity and promises of a comfortable afterlife. opposite of a theocracy.
5 True/False questions
Athens → for many centuries the most powerful of all ancient Greek city-states; capital of present day Greece
aristocracies → Greek city-states controlled by nobles.
Draco → Athenian appointed by the Athenian archons to bring order to Athens. His solution was to enact very harsh laws, and the result was not a success. From this we get the adjective draconian
hoplites → in ancient Sparta, this was the term for the slaves that were owned by the state
Solon → a self-governing city-state; the basic political unit of the Greek world. It comprised a city, with its acropolis and agora and the surrounding territory.