Flashcards in Quiz: Background of Greece and the Iliad Deck (30):
invaded Greece around 1100 BC
lived on the island of Crete
traded with the Greeks after 800 BC
ruling group on the Greek mainland from 1600 BC - 1100 BC
influenced the Greek world from 3000 BC - 1100 BC
Athens and Sparta
Greeks used the written signs of these people to establish their alphabet
The Greeks established major colonies called ___ on ___, ___ and other areas throughout the ___.
known for their defeat of Troy around 1250 BC
What was the name of the festival that was held in honor of Zeus?
the Olympic Games
The Iliad is what type of poem?
an epic poem
(first folk, then became literary)
The Iliad takes place during what part of the Trojan war?
the last 2 months
How many Greek ships were sent to fight Troy?
How long did the Greek and Trojan War last?
10 years (according to legend)
original husband of Helen
sea goddess & mother of Achilles
goddess of love and beauty
a prince of Troy (originally a shepherd)
goddess of wisdom and war
ruler of the air
writer of The Iliad and The Odyssey
Titan who took control and led the other Titans
most beautiful woman in the world
wife of Zeus
ruler of the dead and the underworld
the archer god
the earth goddess or mother earth
high-king of Greece