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1. Who wrote The Eumenides and what is it about?

  • Aeschylus - Orestes being pursued by the furies + trial at Athens
  • Euripides - Orestes being pursued by the furies + trial at Athens
  • Sophicles - Agamemnon + his murder by wife Clymenestra
  • Hesiod - The fives ages of man
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2. What did Hesiod write?

  • Antigone + Odeipus, the King
  • Helen + The Bacchae
  • Theogony + Works and Days
  • Ode 5 + Ode 3

3. What is Theogony about?

  • The origins of the world
  • The 10 year seige of Troy
  • The five ages of man
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War

4. Who is often described as the father of tragedy?

  • Aeschylus
  • Euripides
  • Sophicles
  • Homer

5. When was Homer thought to have been writing?

  • 9th century BC
  • 5th century BC
  • 7/8th century BC
  • 3rd century BC

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