Quiz on Herodotus, The Persian Wars


1. Why were the Athenians concerned after they defeated King Darius and the Persian Army at the Battle of Marathon?

2. What did the Oracle at Delphi tell the Athenians to do?

3. How did Themistocles interpret that prophecy?

4. What was his plan to prepare for war?

5. Where did the Greeks finally defeat the Persians?


EC How is Herodotus’ account of the last moments of the Spartans different from the movie?