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Western Civ quiz eight

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The Homeric epic, the iliad, deals with...
the war to capture Troy
The author of The Iliad was
Homer
The political structure of the ancient Greeks
usually consisted of independent, autonomous city-states
The Mycenaeans recieved early, indirect influence from the Eyptians and Phoenicians through their contact with the
Minoans
The best example of minoan culture can be seen in the remains of
Knossos
The Mycenaeans adopted the Minoan written language to their own needs, and developed a syllablic script called
Linear B
The Minoans wrote with a script, not yet deciphered known as
Linear A
The GReeks used the word Polis to refer to
The City-State ( meaning refuge place )
The Spartans were constantly afraid of tthe possibility of a revolt by serfs know as
Helots
Distinction and reputation among the Spartans came from
Disipline and military talent
Athenian democracy, was open to
All male citizens
The leader who forged a compromise between Athens' social classes by the by allowing the aristocrats to keep their land while also providing representation for the common classes was
Solon
This word was used to by Greeks to refer to Greek generals or politicians who, although often popular, gained power by irregular or illegal means?
Tyrant
What events occurred during the leadership of Pericles?
Athenian democrcy reached its high point, it also became the most culturally sophisticated city-state, and there was expansion and arrogance helped start the Peloponneisain War.
The decisive naval battle of the Persian War was faught at..
Salamis
What did not happen because of Greek colonization?
A centralized Greek nation
Under whose leadership did Athens become the most sophisticated Greek city-state
Pericles
The Persian naval defeat which cost Persia the war was viewed by...
Xertes
Who won the Peloponnesian war?
Sparta
In the years following the Persian Wars, the leader of the Delian League was...
Athens