Ancient Greece questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient Greece. Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions. 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: Ninjaihard 43% Tomb of MinosTomb of Minos37Tomb of ClytemnestraTomb of Clytemnestra20Lion GateLion Gate34Treasury of AtreusTreasury of Atreus70Greece 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: Tschuka very hard 32% irrigation toolirrigation tool76weapon that protected Syracuseweapon that protected Syracuse110buoyancy testbuoyancy test74locksmith's toollocksmith's tool82inventions 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% HomerHomer3221SophoclesSophocles575AeschylusAeschylus633XenophonXenophon437antiquity 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 BC7924th century BC4th century BC16761st century AD1st century AD13424th century AD4th century AD2542history 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 Athens639in Delphiin Delphi1064in Olympiain Olympia589there was no such theatrethere was no such theatre4121history riddles » What was inside the Athenian Parthenon?The treasury of Athens. Although the Parthenon is architecturally a temple and is usually called so, it is not really one in the conventional sense of the word. It never hosted the cult of Athena Polias, patron of Athens. The Parthenon was actually used primarily as a treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 30% the treasury of Athensthe treasury of Athens1018the chamber of prayersthe chamber of prayers656the blessed fountainthe blessed fountain360the tomb of goddes Athenathe tomb of goddes Athena1261Ancient buildings riddles » What is the name of the Muse of comedy?Thalia was the Muse who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry. She was portrayed as a young woman with a joyous air, crowned with ivy, wearing boots and holding a comic mask in her hand. Many of her statues also hold a bugle and a trumpet (both used to support the actors' voices in ancient comedy), or occasionally a shepherd’s staff or a wreath of ivy. Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykvery hard 39% TerpsichoreTerpsichore986EratoErato1053EuterpeEuterpe1317ThaliaThalia2235Greek mythology riddles » Where was Aristotle from?Stagira. Aristotle was born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. At the age of eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykvery hard 27% DidymusDidymus396RhodesRhodes954StagiraStagira804SmurnaSmurna726ancient history riddles » Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?Macedonians. The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first introduced by Phillip II of Macedonia in Macedonian phalanx formations. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight formation of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them projecting in front of the front rank of men.Created by: Roy Zhuhard 59% SpartansSpartans3126RomansRomans1509TurksTurks884MacedoniansMacedonians8112war riddles » What is an epitaph?Inscription on a tombstone or monument. An epitaph (from Greek ἐπιτάφιος epitaphios "a funeral oration" from ἐπί epi "at, over" and τάφος taphos "tomb" is a short text honoring a deceased person. Strictly speaking, it refers to text that is inscribed on a tombstone or plaque, but it may also be used in a figurative sense. Some epitaphs are specified by the person themselves before their death, while others are chosen by those responsible for the burial. Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykaverage 69% long, lengthy worklong, lengthy work478moralizing workmoralizing work339inscription on a tombstone or monumentinscription on a tombstone or monument3309last section of the work, a summarylast section of the work, a summary663names riddles » Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions.