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20 Greek Greats

Mix and Match. Complete list 1 from the slate of names in list 2.

List 1

  1. __________     He created one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
  2. __________     He was regarded, even during his lifetime, as the ideal physician.
  3. __________     The Oracle at Delphi called him the wisest man. The father of ethics.
  4. __________     He laid the foundations of western philosophy and founded the Academy.
  5. __________     The founder of Greek tragedy. Fought in the Battle of Marathon.
  6. __________     The greatest Greek comic poet. Author of the Lysistrata.
  7. __________     He was considered to be the greatest Athenian orator.
  8. __________     Renowned for his victory odes celebrating athletic achievement.
  9. __________     The greatest Greek female poet. Only fragments of her work survives.
  10. __________     While in exile, wrote the history of the 2nd Peloponnesian War.
  11. __________     Soldier, philosopher and historian. Wrote March of the Ten Thousand.
  12. __________     His paintings were so realistic the birds flew down to eat the grapes.
  13. __________     A famous sculptor who produced “the Discus-Thrower”.
  14. __________     Philosopher and zoologist. Founder of school called “the Lyceum”.
  15. __________     Leading political figure. The Parthenon is one of his legacies.
  16. __________     Responsible for the Greek victory at Salamis, but later ostracized.
  17. __________     Athenian statesman, lawmaker & poet who reformed the constitution.
  18. __________     Credited as being the father of Athenian democracy. Introduced ostracism.
  19. __________     Regarded by Cicero and others to be “the father of History”.
  20. __________     Called the greatest Greek poet. Author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

List 2

A. Cleisthenes B. Solon
C. Phideas D. Themistocles
E. Hippocrates F. Pericles
G. Socrates H. Aristotle
I. Myron J. Plato
K. Aeschylus L. Zeuxis
M. Aristophanes N. Xenophon
O. Demosthenes P. Thucydides
Q. Herodotus R. Sappho
S. Homer T. Pindar

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