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Athenian society

Quiz by Robert Cootes

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  • Q1
    At what age did an Athenian citizen not have to serve any longer?
    60
    30s
  • Q2
    For an Athenian soldier, who would buy the armour?
    the hoplites themselves
    30s
  • Q3
    In what formation did Athenian soldiers fight?
    phalanx
    30s
  • Q4
    Did an Athenian shield have an alpha on it?
    no
    30s
  • Q5
    Which were the two most essential items of weaponry?
    spear and shield
    30s
  • Q6
    In which rank did the very wealthiest Athenian citizens serve?
    cavalry
    30s
  • Q7
    Which weapon did the Athenian cavalry have?
    spear
    30s
  • Q8
    How many Athenian regiments were there?
    10
    30s
  • Q9
    What was the name of the divisions the Athenian regiments were divided into?
    lochoi
    30s
  • Q10
    What was the name of the elected Athenian tribe general?
    strategos
    30s
  • Q11
    For how long did a strategos serve?
    a year
    30s
  • Q12
    How large was the Athenian navy in the 480s BC?
    200 ships
    30s
  • Q13
    What type of ship was the commonest in the Athenian navy?
    trireme
    30s
  • Q14
    Typically how long was a trireme?
    35m
    30s
  • Q15
    What was the ram at the front of a trireme made of?
    Bronze
    30s

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