athenian citizenstheir humble living circumstances required minimal upkeepslaves W r i t i n g
What was the primary duty of women in Athenian society?
To maintain their husbands’ businesses in the agora
To arrange and preside over their husbands’ social activities
To produce male offspring for their husbands’ households
To educate their children in reading and writing
According to our class text, why were the Athenian citizens endowed with so much leisure time?
They imported their food, so they did not have to work the fields
Revenue from the Delian League supported the Athenian citizens
Their humble living circumstances required minimal upkeep
Slaves and metics were numerous and did moet of the manual labor
Why did fifth-century Greeks not see themselves as at the mercy of the gods?
They viewed their gods as benevolent, incapable of harming humans
They believed natural forces were knowable, not punishment from a god
They considered their fates to be of little interest to the gods
They ceased to believe in the gods following the Persian War
Why were the Greeks faced with rebuilding Athens after 479 BCE?
An earthquake had leveled it
The Spartans had burned it
A flood had devastated it
The Persians had destroyed it
Why in part did Sparta form its own Peloponnesian League?
Spartan dislike of Athens’ democratic government
Athens’ use of Delian Fund leagues to rebuild its acropolis
Athens’s great geographical distance from Sparta
Sparta’s objection to Pericles’ relationship with Aspasia
Why were Heinrich Schliemann’s discoveries at Hissarlik so astonishing?
He proved that Troy had existed
He uncovered the original Iliad manuscript
He discovered the Mycenaean Warrior Vase
He decoded the Linear B tablets found there
Why in 508 BCE did Athens turn to a democratic form of government?
In response to the threat of Persian invasion
To launch a campaign against the Spartans
In reaction to the tyranny of Hippias
To appease the revolting peasants
Why is “The Death of Sarpedon,” painted on a krater, so praised as a work of art?
It was a unique joint effort by Euphronius and Kleisthenes.
The wings seem to move on the angels.
It transforms death into a scene of dignity and order.
It is a black-figure vase.
The large Lion Gate leading into Mycenae is connected to walls around the citadel made with cyclopean masonry, which means
the builders kept one eye closed.
that figures of the mythical Cyclops monster were engraved on the walls.
the walls were built in later classical times.
the huge rough hewn stones seemed to require monstrous builders.
The Iliad is an epic poem
telling of the adventures of Odysseus on his return home.
telling the story of Penelope dealing with suitors.
telling a story about each Greek god and its divine function
telling about one part of the Trojan War
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