Ancient Greek History: A to Z

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Can you name the people, places, and things from Greek history based on the clues provided?

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ClueAnswerInitial Letter
Athenian general implicated in the mutilation of the hermai.A
Alexander the Great's horse, whose name means 'ox-head.'B
Modern term for the type of column that adorned the porch of the Erechtheion on the Athenian Acropolis.C
City on Mt. Parnassus which contained a major oracle of Apollo.D
General who commanded the Thebans at the Battle of Leuctra, 371 B.C.E
Modern name of the ancient Ionian city of Phokaia.F
The Spartan council of elders created by Lykourgos in the 7th century B.C.G
5th-century B.C. writer often referred to as 'The Father of History.'H
One of the ten Attic orators of the 'Alexandrian Canon' (two possible answers - give one only).I
Ruler of Thessalia during the 370s B.C. (Anglicized Spelling, please!)J
6th-century B.C. statesmen often referred to as 'The Father of Athenian Democracy.'K
Mycenean language deciphered by Ventris and Chadwick in the 1950sL
490 B.C. battle at which the Athenians and Plataeans defeated the Persians.M
ClueAnswerInitial Letter
Alexander the Great's Navarch, whose exploits were recorded by Arrian in the 'Indica.'N
General term for the founder of an ancient Greek colony.O
Heavy infantry formation commonly used by hoplites.P
Modern name of the city of Alexandria in Arachosia, in modern Afghanistan.Q
Modern anglicized name of the island whose harbour was graced with a colossal statue of Helios.R
Achaean colony in Magna Graecia whose name has become a byword for pleasure and luxury.S
Athenian naval commander who defeated the Persians at the Battle of Salamis.T
Modern country in which were located the colonies of Chersonesos and Olbia.U
Modern name for the Miletian trading colony of Odessos, in Bulgaria.V
Meaning of the name 'Leukothea' (a sea goddess widely worshipped in Lakonia and elsewhere). W
The wife of the Athenian philosopher Sokrates.X
Modern anglicized name of the ancient colony of Kerkinites (aka Eupatoria), in the Crimea.Y
Paradoxical 5th-century B.C. Greek philosopher of the Eleatic school.Z

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