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Ancient Greece and Sicily
This quiz will be a challenge, although some of the questions aren't too difficult. I have chosen a key era between 600 BC and around 330 BC for most of the questions. Enjoy!
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Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder, proposed to Phalaris, Tyrant of Akragas the invention of what execution device?
The Blade of Akragas
The Brazen Bull
The Mare of Phalaris
The Horns of the Minotaur
What was the scene of the last major battle of the Peloponnesian War?
Agamemnon, one of the most notable heroes of Greek mythology, was a ruler of Mycenae.
This town, after which an Olympic event was named, was the site of a battle where the Athenian army defeated the Persians in 490 BC.
In early 6th century BC, the city states of Akragas, Gela, and Syracuse sent ships to the city of Himera in west Sicily, where they defeated an invading force coming from where?
Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the chariot.
What was the result of the Athenian invasion of Syracuse during the Peloponnesian War?
Carthage invaded and controlled western Sicily.
The Athenians were defeated.
The Romans defeated both sides and took over Sicily.
Syracuse was destroyed and Sparta later surrendered.
Alexander the Great commanded the Macedonian army and defeated Athens, Thebes and their allies at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC).
A story says that a Spartan wife gave this advice to her husband, upon his departure for the battlefield.
May Zeus strengthen you and return you home safely.
Come home with your shield or upon it.
None of these
May the blood of your enemies be as red as your cloak.
Which of the following city states was not on the territory of present-day Greece?
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