Classics 222 Name: ____________________ 1. The Erinyes, after Orestes has been acquitted by Athena?s vote: A. threaten to turn their anger on Athens. B. leave immediately. C. follow Orestes and the scent of blood back to Argos. D. are imprisoned in Tartaros. 2. Apollo, when speaking to the court of Athenian citizens: A. takes responsibility for Orestes? crime. B. makes a sophistic argument about the irrelevance of the mother. C. offers the jurors a ?bribe? in the form of an alliance with Argos. D. all of the above. 3. Which of these is NOT a name for the goddesses who at one point pursue Orestes: A. Eumenides. B. Charites. C. Furies. D. Erinyes. 4. The shift from suppliant to litigant is indicative of the shift from a religious authority to: A. a civic authority. B. a foreign authority. C. a traditional authority. D. none of the above. 5. Herodotus use as a source for his Histories, A. myth. B. his own travels. C. hearsay. D. all of the above. 6. Herodotus wrote his Histories in order to: A. be a possession for all time. B. demonstrate Athens? superiority to Sparta in both military and cultural matters. C. contradict Homer?s account of the Trojan war. D. assure that the deeds of both Greeks and foreigners will not be forgotten. 7. According to Herodotus, it is believable that Helen was in Egypt for the span of the Trojan war, because: A. if she had been in Troy, the Trojans would have given her back. B. he observed many statues of Helen there. C. Helen?s father was the king of Thebes. D. all of the above. 8. Thucydides writes about a war that occurred A. before recorded history. B. in the time of Homer. C. the generation before his. D. during his own lifetime. 9. Speeches in Thucydides A. are exact recordings of what was said. B. are what ought to have been said by the speaker. C. privelge human law over divine law. D. privilege the divine law over human law. 10. Thucydides explains wars (both the Peloponnesian and the Trojan) using A. Herdotus? History as a source. B. women as the cause of conflict. C. mythical stories. D. economic and social reason.
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