Ancient History Competition 39

Philippi, Alexandria, Laodicea. All of these cities were named after prominent Macedonians. Do you know a city that was named after a much earlier Athenian? »

Ancient History Competition 37

Those of you who are familiar with Byzantine history know the Sicilian Vespers of 1282. Do you remember any other Vespers from antiquity? »

Ancient History Competition 36

Which Roman emperor named a certain island “the town of inactivity”? »

Ancient History Competition 35

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? »

Ancient History Competition 33

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? »

Ancient History Competition 32

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? »

Ancient History Competition 23

Many would think that it was inappropriate for Spartans to use tricks in war, but he said that “where the lion’s skin is not enough, the fox’s skin must be added”. Who was he? »

Ancient History Competition 21

This Spartan princess could be mistaken for a prince because of her affinity for horse breeding and horse riding. And did I mention that she was remarkably rich? Who was she? »

Ancient History Competition 20

He fled his city, but also helped it decisevely 11 years later. He lost a major naval battle, but won another major naval battle 11 years later. His son became a famous general. Who is he? »

Ancient History Competition 19

Manolis grades the difficulty of the following quiz at 4 out of 10. He was obsessively loved by the Syracusans, relentlessly mocked by Aristophanes, and brutally killed by dogs. Who was he? »

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