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What area was called the "Magna Graecia" in antiquity?
Southern Apennine Peninsula with Sicily. Magna Graecia ("Great Greece") was the name given by the Romans to the coastal areas of Southern Italy in the present-day regions of Campania, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily that were extensively populated by Greek settlers.
Whom were the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon built for by order of the king Nebuchadnezzar II?
For Nebuchadnezzar's wife queen Amytis. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built for Median wife of king Nebuchadnezzar II queen Amytis, because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. The construction of the Hanging Gardens has also been attributed to the legendary queen Semiramis, who supposedly ruled Babylon in the 9th century BC, and they have been called the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis as an alternate name.
Which ancient Greek author was blind?
Homer is a legendary figure. Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey.
What was the first political system of the ancient Rome?
Monarchy. The ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.
According to Greek mythology, who was the first human woman on Earth?
Pandora. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the gods, specifically by Hephaestus and Athena on the instructions of Zeus. According to the myth, Pandora opened the "Pandora's box", releasing all the evils of humanity and leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again.
Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was not destroyed by earthquakes?
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was torched by Herostratus in 356 BC and plundered AD 262 by the Goths. The three remaining monuments were destroyed by earthquakes. In the picture Taj Mahal.
What did the Romans use rhyton for?
To drink wine. A rhyton is a roughly conical container from which fluids were intended to be drunk or to be poured in some ceremony such as libation, or merely at table. They are typically formed in the shape of an animal's head. Many have an opening at the bottom through which the liquid fell; others did not, and were merely used as drinking cups, with the characteristic that they could not usually be set down on a surface without spilling their contents.
Who said; "I know that I know nothing " ?
Socrates. The phrase "I know that I know nothing","The only thing I know, is that I know nothing" or "I know one thing; that I know nothing", sometimes called the Socratic paradox, is a well-known saying that is derived from Plato's account of the Greek philosopher Socrates.
Where was the wheel first invented?
In Mesopotamia. A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing. The first evidence of wheeled vehicles appears in the second half of the 4th millennium BCE, in Mesopotamia (Sumerian civilization),
On February 15, 399, Socrates was sentenced to death by drinking ...
Hemlock. Socrates was sentenced to death by giving him poison named Hemlock for asking philosophical questions. Consumption of Hemlock poison results in an ascending muscular paralysis with eventual paralysis of the respiratory muscles which results in death due to lack of oxygen to the heart and brain.