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Which Greek speaking people dominated the Aegean world from about 1400 BC to 1200 BC and probably started the Trojan war?
What was an early form of government and the Greek city states in which a hereditary ruler exercise central power?
Some spartan women had the responsibility of running the families estate because
Frequent warfare kept spartan men away from home
How did geography help shape Greek civilization?
Mountains and islands lead to smaller, isolated communities.
One factor that helped unify all the Greek city states was their
Which statement best describes Athenian democracy?
Athens gave more people a say in government than other ancient civilizations
The success of the Minoans was based on
Historians believe the Trojan war may have been caused by
The kidnapping of Helen by the Trojans
The subject of the odyssey is the
struggles of Odysseus to return home after the war
What was the cause of the Peloponnesian war?
Spartans resented Athenian democracy
When the Peloponnesian war ended,
Sparta had defeated Athens
Alexander's career as a conqueror came to a halt
When he died at the early age of 32
Alexander's most lasting achievement was
The spread of Greek culture
King of Sparta during the Trojan war
Blind poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey
The bronze age city
Trusted leader of Athens he granted all commoners the right to vote
Prince of troy who loved Helen
Led the expedition to recapture Helen
Benevolent dictator who gave farmers loans and land taken by the nobles
King of Persia during the Persian wars
Broadened the role of citizens in Athens by creating a legislature
King of the Spartan warriors at Thermopylae
Great operator who expanded democracy in Athens
Mightiest Greek warrior at the Trojan war
Alexander the great
Known for his conquest of the Persian empire
Alexander the great's tutor
King of Macedonia assassinated at his daughter's wedding
A free resident that shared responsibility for triumphs and defeats
Watercolor paintings which tells about the Minoan society
Made up of a city and its surrounding countryside
A person who gains power through force
Rule by one man/king who inherited power through family
Citizens who have authority to make final judgment
Who was the legendary king of Crete
What was considered the largest and most powerful Greek city state?
At what battle did the Greeks defeat the Persians navy?
Battle of Salamis
At what battle did a Greek messenger carry the news back to Athens of a great victory over the Persians?
Battle of marathon