Special Sub-Topic: Classical Greece
|The Athenian Miltiades introduced new tactics. Where were they first used in battle?|
Marathon. Miltiades used a new attack formation in the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
|Who was the Athenian general for whom it was said that: 'He won even dead'?|
Kimon. Kimon died on his ship before a battle. His death was not reported until the end of the battle in which the Athenians were victors. This phrase is written on his statue in Larnaca, Cyprus
|Of whom did the Persian king Xerxes say: 'The men became women and the women men'?|
Queen Artemisia. Queen Artemisia. During the naval battle of Salamis, Artemisia, seeking to escape, rammed a Persian ship that was on her ship's route. King Xerxes praised her because he thought she had sunk a Greek ship.
|Who was the famous Greek philosopher who saved the life of Alkibiades during a battle?|
Socrates. Socrates was also a brave soldier. During an early battle he saved the life of young Alkibiades
|When did Leonidas' last stand in Thermopylae take place?|
480BC. 480 BC, that is ten years after Marathon.
|How many years did the Peloponnesian War last?|
27. 27 years, from 431 to 404 BC
|Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire at the age of ...?|
26 & twenty-six & twenty six.
|Who was the first general who defeated a Spartan unit?|
Iphicrates. Iphicrates who was the first to employ a type of light infantry.
|In what geographical area did Alexander fight his first major battle against the Persians?|
Asia Minor. The first battle was fought in Granicus River in Asia Minor
|The Long Walls connected Athens with ...?|
Piraeus. With the harbour of Piraeus forming practically an 'island' which was easy to defend.
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