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Study Guide Answers

1.     Where does the history of ancient Greece begin?
2.     Women of ancient Crete were not considered men's equals in public or in religious ceremonies. True or false?
3.     Were walls built for the protection of major cities in Crete?
4.     What is the name that Cretans were given?
5.     Name the legendary capital of Crete.
6.     The legendary capital of Crete is also the island's largest city. True or false?
7.     Name the leading ancient city on the Peloponnesian Peninsula.
8.     Name the largest tomb located outside the Mycenaean walls.
     the Treasury of Atreus
9.     What are considered to be the most spectacular discoveries of the Mycenaean Age?
     golden burial masks of long-dead kings
10.     What is the Greek word for an "upper city"?
11.     Explain why early developments in Greek art ended abruptly in the 12th Century B.C.?
     explanation of Dorian Greek invasion
12.     What is the name for the time during which Greeks began to emerge again after their "dark age"?
     Archaic Age
13.     Name the city in Sicily, founded in the 8th Century B.C., that was a Mediterranean power for four centuries.
14.     When did the highest point in #13's influence come?
     during the Peloponnesian War
15.     After the Persians conquered the Greek cities in Asia Minor in the 6th Century B.C., where was the new "center of Greek philosophy"?
     Magna Graecia
16.     Where was the leading commercial center of the 6th Century B.C.?
17.     Discuss some of the differences among the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles and identify a Greek monument that features each style.
18.     When the Dorian Greeks overran the Mycenaean civilization during the 12th Century B.C., no drastic change resulted, as far as the visual arts were concerned. True or false?
19.     Along with the visual arts, the legends that would dominate the Classical Era survived. True or false?
20.     Which artistic style featured painted lines instead of representational figures?
     geometric art
21.     Where did Athenians meet to conduct their business?
22.     Name the home of the first Olympic Games.
23.     The early Olympic records provide a basis for dating events that occurred in Greek history. True or false?
24.     Name the official entrance to the Olympic stadium.
25.     Name the best-preserved of the ruins of Agora.
26.     For what was the "Panathenaic Way" used?
     annual religious processions
27.     What are the caryatids?
     pillars shaped like maidens
28.     Which art was featured on the southern side of the hill of the Acropolis?
29.     Name the two main archaeological sites in Athens.
     Agora and Acropolis
30.     What does the name "parthenon" mean?
31.     What are kouros and kore?
     kouros: sculptures of young men kore: sculptures of young women
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