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What the Hellas was I Thinking?
Who Am I?
"Identify these famous Greeks who lived in the ancient land of Hellas. See if you agree that some of their thinking was a bit flawed."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Although better known for a math theorem, I also believed that numbers are the true expression of reality, and that every celestial body produced a distinct tone.
Although I do deserve to be called "The Father of Medicine" I was totally mistaken about body humors.
Thales here. I am the earliest known philosopher. I thought all things in nature derive from this substance because it comes in many forms - liquid, solid, and vapor.
Perhaps the greatest ancient Athenian statesman, I made a major political blunder when I fell in love with a courtesan named Aspasia.
Some say I drank the hemlock to prove a point, while others say it was the action of a sick old man.
I became one of the leaders of Athens after Pericles died. I almost persuaded the Assembly to order the massacre of all of the people in Mytilene because they wanted to withdraw from the Delian League.
People may know me as the Father of Scientific History. However, I also was an Athenian general who was banished for the fall of Amphipolis during the Peloponnesian War.
Known as the Father of Greek Tragedy, I got into all kinds of trouble because some people thought I revealed some sworn secrets in my plays.
The leader of the Argo, I persuaded Medea to help me steal the Golden Fleece.
Socrates was my teacher, but it was NOT his fault that I turned out to be a traitor to Athens.
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