Specialist: Greek literature

From the quiz on 1/11/16.

  1. The ancient Greek poet Sappho, who is renowned for her many compositions on female homosexuality, was born on which island in the Aegean Sea? Lesbos

  2. In the climax of Homer’s Iliad, which Trojan prince does Achilles fatally stab in the neck following a brief duel? Hector

  3. Which Greek author wrote the 1946 novel Zorba the Greek and the 1960 novel The Last Temptation of Christ, both of which have been adapted into successful feature films? (Nikos) Kazantzakis

  4. The Clouds, The Wasps and The Frogs are among the extant works of which ancient Greek playwright, who is often referred to as the Father of Comedy? Aristophanes

  5. In Homer’s Odyssey, what is the name of the witch who lives on the island of Aeaea and turns into pigs everyone but Odysseus, who is protected by Hermes’s magical herb moly? Circe


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