Flashcards in Greek Life and Lit Deck (99):
According to Socrates in Plato’s Apology, what is the maximum price one would have to pay for one of
Anaxagoras’ books when purchasing it from the Orchestra?
What were hippiatrikoi?
In “Homer’s” Iliad, which Trojan broke the truce between the Greeks and the Trojans in Book IV?
In which Greek polis were women dominant over men?
Which of these figures in Greek literature had his eyes gouged out?
Which lyric poet wrote an elegy to the Spartans who died at Thermopylae?
Plato’s Crito discusses Crito, one of Socrates’ followers, attempting to do what?
Which of the following was depicted on Minoan pottery?
Our knowledge of Socrates comes largely from the works of Plato, Aristophanes and what Greek Historian?
In the Bacchae of Euripides, who is torn apart by the Bacchae?
What is the first word in the Odyssey?
In the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, who ultimately convinces Demeter to give up her anger?
Which Greek writer was supposedly killed when a bird dropped a turtle onto his head?
What was the mixing bowl known as?
Who won the prize at the first presentation of tragedy in Athens in 534 BC?
Which poet was opposed alike to free invention of heroic incident and to rehashing traditional material?
The famous “Long Walls” led citizens from Athens to what port city?
Where was the most famous oracle located?
What was boustrophedon?
Method of writing
The Greeks most likely derived their alphabet from which civilization?
An important aspect of Greek culture was the idea of kalokagathia. What was this?
beauty and goodness
“Homer” was thought to be from what region?
Which Greek letter supposedly dropped out of use before the classical period?
What was the council in Athens called?
Order of pottery from earliest to latest (O = oriental, RF = red figure, BF = black figure, G = geometric)
O BF RF
Which of the following refers to a general?
Which of the following was not a gymnasium?
“You cannot step into the same river twice”
Aristotle’s Ethics were named after?
his father and son
What was a wide tunic worn by both men and women called?
Which of Plato’s dialogues concerns a conversation between Socrates and a poet, ultimately culminating in
Socrates concluding that he knows more about Homer than the poet himself?
Men live chained to their seats in such a way that they can only see shadows projected on the wall by a light of
truth which is behind them. This is a description of what?
Allegory of the Cave
What was the Areopagus?
In which play is the construction of “Nephelokukkugia” intended?
Which philosopher thought of the world as breathing air from the boundless mass outside of it and spoke of this
air as a god?
What was the rigorous education and training regimen for all Spartan males?
Name three of Homer's works
Iliad, Odyssey, Nostoi
The first four books of the Odyssey are collectively known as?
What best describes nekuia?
Which month was called Poseideon in the Athenian calendar?
Aristophanes wrote works protesting what?
In Plato’s Symposium, who describes love from a physician’s perspective?
Mycenaean women began adopting fashion ideas from which other culture around the 18th century BC?
Solon decreed that the happiest man in the world was?
Who asked Solon for his advice on who was the happiest man in the world?
How are the writings of Herodotus and Homer different?
History vs Poetry
Pnyx refers to?
hill in Athens
Which gate led to the Kerameikos?
What was the Kerameikos?
What was the term for the vertical staff of a sundial?
What direction does one go when traveling from the Parthenon to the Temple of Hephaestus in the Agora?
What was the council of elders at Sparta called?
What was the elite force of 300 hoplites who acted as the royal bodyguard of Sparta?
In his Ethics, Aristotle claims that the highest aim of humans is what?
What were the long spears carried by the cavalry?
In which work does Hesiod discuss the origin of the universe?
The syssitia were men's clubs that formed the basis of social and military life in which polis?
Which historian wrote " As for the carrying off of women, it is the deed of a rogue; but to make a stir about such
as are carried off argues a man a fool"?
Which of Plato’s dialogues opens with a recapitulation of the first five books of the Republic?
In which of Xenophon’s works does Socrates defend himself before the jury?
What Spartan festival, held in honor of Apollo, resulted in Sparta’s absence at the Battle of Marathon?
Who was said to have won a musical contest at this festival and founded the "First School" of music at Sparta?
What cloth was used to make sails?
What is the subject of the Iliad, as stated in the first line of the epic?
The wrath of Achilles
In the Odyssey, how long does it take Odysseus to reach Ithaca after the fall of Troy?
Classical Religion developed from Minoan and Mycenaean religion with influences from which region?
What was the common dialect of Greek during the time of Alexander?
What dialect was used by Athenian playwrights?
On a trireme, what were the second level of rowers called?
Which dialect was brought into Greece along with its namesake “invasion?”
Anaximander proposed a rational explanation for the origin of the world. What is this concept?
Which of the works of the Oedipus trilogy was written first?
Which of the works of the Oedipus trilogy takes place first chronologically?
What were settlements established specifically as trading posts?
Who was responsible for establishing the Academy school around 385 BC?
What was the measurement of the area of a strip of land that oxen could plow in one day?
Which goddess was wounded in the Iliad?
In which sports event did participants jump on and off their moving chariot?
What was the smallest silver coin?
How long is one-sixth of a stadion?
What were private individual bankers called?
Who was the most famous physician of Greek medicine?
Which nephew of Plato was made head of The Academy after Plato's death?
The betrothal was which of these?
In a Greek house, what were the women's quarters called?
“Whom the gods love, die young”
Whom is Aristophanes primarily attacking in his Clouds?
What was the term for children's toys?
Which ring, discussed by Plato in his Republic, could turn the wearer invisible?
Ring of Gyges
The Myth of Er discusses what?
What were dice called?
Acharnae was which of these?
Which philosopher of Agrigentum believed that the world was composed of four elements: earth, air, fire and
Who was the author of the Argonautica?
Apollonius of Rhodes
Which of these was a colony founded by Sparta in 706 BC?
Which of Plato’s works contains a number of the fashionable wits sharing discourses on the nature of love?
The Greek phalanx may have originated as early as the 8th century BC in what area?
How many works of literature can we ascribe to Socrates?