Top 10 ancient Greece facts Selected as the most interesting among ancient Greece related questions in Ancient Greece quiz 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.orgAncient buildings facts » What is the most important writing of Socrates?None. As Socrates did not write philosophical texts, the knowledge of the man, his life, and his philosophy is entirely based on writings by his students and contemporaries.Created by: Kasiaphilosophy facts » Where is the Scamander river? (known from the Iliad)In Turkey. The river modern name is Karamenderes. It flows entirely within the Turkish province of Çanakkale, in the Marmara region.Created by: globalquiz.organcient history facts » Who was the first to create a zoo and botanical garden for scientific study?Aristotle. Throughout his conquests of Asia, Alexander the Great collected many plant and animal specimens for Aristotle’s research. This allowed Aristotle to develop in Athens the first zoo and botanical garden in existence.Created by: globalquiz.orgscience facts » Plato founded school named Academy. What was the name of the school founded by Aristotle?Lyceum. The Lyceum was a gymnasium and public meeting place in Classical Athens named after the Apollo Lyceus, "wolf-god" of the grove that housed the Lyceum. Created by: ex-terminatorAthens facts » Who was the most famous student of Aristotle?Alexander the Great. Aristotle was invited by Philip II of Macedon to become the tutor to his son Alexander in 343 BC. Aristotle was appointed as the head of the royal academy of Macedon and encouraged Alexander toward eastern conquest.Created by: Sumit Tamanghistory facts » When was the circumference of the Earth calculated for the first time with remarkable accuracy (13.6% of error)?In 3rd century B.C. Eratosthenes of Cyrene was the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He is best known for being the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth. He did it by measuring Sun's angle of elevation at noon on the solstice in Alexandria, knowing, that at the same time the Sun is at Zenith in the Ancient Egyptian city of Swenet, 5000 stades from Alexandria. Seventeen hundred years after Christopher Columbus studied Eratosthenes writings and decided that the calculations were wrong, and the Earth must be smaller - which led him to seek India in the west.Created by: globalquiz.orgdiscoveries facts » 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.orghistory facts » 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.orghistory of sport facts » 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 inventions facts » Play ancient Greece quiz and see all the questions.