Ancient Greece questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient Greece. Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions. Who wrote the play "Oedipus Rex"?Sophocles. Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus, or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC. Originally, to the ancient Greeks, the title was simply Oedipus (Οἰδίπους), as it is referred to by Aristotle in the Poetics. It is thought to have been renamed Oedipus Tyrannus to distinguish it from another of Sophocles' plays, Oedipus at Colonus. Created by: kioufeeasy 75% SophoclesSophocles145AeschylusAeschylus19EurypidesEurypides22AristophanesAristophanes7theatre riddles » Which ancient historian wrote the History of the Peloponnesian War?Thucydides. As the title suggests, the work is a historical account of the Peloponnesian War. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian historian who also happened to serve as an Athenian general during the war. His account of the conflict is widely considered to be a classic, and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 36% TacitusTacitus31HerodotusHerodotus91XenophonXenophon59ThucydidesThucydides105antiquity riddles » What's Socrates best known bookSocrates made no writings. Socrates (c. 470 – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought. An enigmatic figure, he made no writings, and is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime, particularly his students Plato and Xenophon. Created by: kioufevery easy 81% PoliteiaPoliteia31ProtagorasProtagoras21Socrates made no writingsSocrates made no writings284KritonKriton14philosophy riddles » Where in Greece was this photo taken?In Delphi. Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Moreover, the Greeks considered Delphi the centre of the world. The Tholos (foto) at the sanctuary of Athena Pronoia is a circular building that was constructed between 380 and 360 BC. Created by: kioufeaverage 64% in Knossosin Knossos66in Spartain Sparta42in Delphiin Delphi328in Athensin Athens72religion riddles » Who was the god of war in ancient greek mythology?Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.Created by: kioufevery easy 91% ZeusZeus30AresAres471PoseidonPoseidon7ApolloApollo9mythology riddles » This famous ancient building is known as...Treasury of Atreus. The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is a large "tholos" tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae, Greece, constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC. The lintel stone above the doorway weighs 120 tons, with approximate dimensions 8.3 x 5.2 x 1.2m. The tomb has probably no relationship with either Atreus or Agamemnon, as archaeologists believe that the sovereign buried there ruled at an earlier date than the two.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 37% Tomb of MinosTomb of Minos140Tomb of ClytemnestraTomb of Clytemnestra66Lion GateLion Gate88Treasury of AtreusTreasury of Atreus178Greece riddles » The Claw of Archimedes was used as ...Weapon that protected Syracuse. Archimedes devised defensive devices to counter the Roman efforts including a huge crane operated hook – the Claw of Archimedes – that was used to lift the enemy ships out of the sea before dropping them to their doom. Created by: Tschukahard 42% irrigation toolirrigation tool133weapon that protected Syracuseweapon that protected Syracuse321buoyancy testbuoyancy test141locksmith's toollocksmith's tool162inventions riddles » Which ancient Greek author was blind?Homer is a legendary figure. Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Created by: smyruaverage 66% HomerHomer3625SophoclesSophocles644AeschylusAeschylus699XenophonXenophon490literature riddles » Until when were the ancient Olympic Games held?4th century AD. The olympic games were disbanded as "pagan rituals" shortly after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius the Great dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome and banned the Olympics in Ancient Greece. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 40% 10th century BC10th century BC8364th century BC4th century BC18241st century AD1st century AD14794th century AD4th century AD2826history of sport riddles » Which ancient Greek theatre was built on the flat surface? (not on the slope)There was no such theatre. All Greek theatres were built on the slopes of a hill. It was not until Romans invented concrete, when the construction of tall theatres on flat surfaces (such as the Colosseum) became possible.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 64% in Athensin Athens676in Delphiin Delphi1144in Olympiain Olympia618there was no such theatrethere was no such theatre4407history riddles » Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions.