Ancient History Competition

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Manolis is asking a very demanding question today. Are you ready to sharpen your knowledge? Nowadays philologists and historians are too many in Greece and many of them are unemployed. Perhaps they should pursue a different type of career, as this ancient philologist did. He became the tyrant of an island! Who was he? »

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Manolis is on holidays… again… but he has not forgotten us completely. This man was an ancient pirate, a precursor of Henry Morgan and Blackbeard! But he was worse than them: he founded altars to Impiety wherever he landed! Who was he? »

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Manolis has been watching too many movies over the holidays. So, he sent me the following quiz. Which female Hollywood star has a surname that reminds us of an ancient tyrant? »

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After this ancient battle, one of the terms imposed on the defeated side was somewhat strange: they were required to stop importing salt! Which battle was it? »

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Before Manolis went on holidays, he sent me this intriguing quiz A bird, a wind, a natural phenomenon. These three things gave their names to three Hellenistic rulers. Who were they? »

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Manolis decided not to go on holidays. Instead, he is toiling over the Ancient History Competition. In 797 AD Byzantine emperor Constantine the 6th was blinded at the instigation of his own mother, empress Irene. She was probably just following the example of this 4th century BC queen: she and her son-in-law were responsible for the murder of her son AND she also plotted to klll her husband. Who was she? »

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In one of Eurpides’ tragedies, Agamemnon says: “We are the slaves of the masses” Which 5th-century Athenian politician is reported to have used this line when he talked about himself? »

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Which Roman author describes in detail the sexual encounter of Aphrodite’s statue with a homosexual man? »

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Manolis is back! “I prefer ruling the people who have gold instead of owning it myself”. This is the answer this frugal consul gave to the foreign ambassadors who tried to bribe him. Who was he? »

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Since Manolis forgot all about me, I decided to set up another question. This is for dedicated specialists to the subject. In the Hellenistic period, what would the civic authorities do in order to consol the families who were in mourning, because of the loss of a family member? I know at least two researchers who would know the answer, Riet van Bremen and Charlotte Roueche (hint!). »

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