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Famous Ancient Greeks
Can you pick the famous figure from ancient Greek history based on the clue provided?
Updated Oct 13, 2014
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The greatest of ancient Greek epic poets, he is the author of the 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey'.
This philosopher was the teacher of Alexander the Great and the author of the Nicomachean Ethics.
This writer is the major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping.
He created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas and remained undefeated in battle.
He has been called 'The Father of History' and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them.
For this philosopher everything was related to mathematics and numbers were the ultimate reality. He influenced Plato and discovered a theorem that was named after him.
This philosopher who 'knew that he knew nothing' was the teacher of Plato and the protagonist of Plato’s dialogues.
He was a Greek historian and Athenian general. His 'History of the Peloponnesian War' recounts the war between Sparta and Athens.
This philosopher and student of Socrates founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
One of the leading scientists in classical antiquity, he laid the foundations of hydrostatics, statics and an explanation of the principle of the lever.
This general under Alexander the Great became ruler of Egypt and founder of a Kingdom and Dynasty named after him.
He is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians and the author of 'Antigone' and 'Oedipus the King'.
The father of Alexander the Great, he reformed the army and established the League of Corinth which embedded Macedonian hegemony over Greece.
He was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians and is often described as the father of tragedy. He wrote 'The Oresteia' and 'The Persians'.
This king of Sparta is noted for his heroic stand against the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480.
He was the most influential statesman of Athens during the Golden Age between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars and turned Athens into the cultural center of the Greek world.
This king of the Molossians, Epirus and Macedon was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome. Some of his battles, though successful, cost him heavy losses.
This Athenian statesman promoted and planned the disastrous Sicilian Expedition during the Peloponnesian War and changed his political allegiance on several occasions.
For this philosopher, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia—peace and freedom from fear—and aponia—the absence of pain.
This Spartan admiral defeated the Athenians at Aegospotami in 405 BC and one year later forced them to capitulate, bringing the Peloponnesian War to an end.
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