Ancient History: Greece : Other Regions and States

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Other Regions And States

Which of these most accurately describes Gytheon?

Possible Answers:

the port of Sparta

A Spartan colony established in Italy.

the port of Athens

An Athenian colony established on Sicily.

An Athenian colony established in North Africa.

Correct answer:

the port of Sparta


Gytheon was a port town used by Sparta to access the Mediterranean. Notably, Gytheon was very hard to invade by sea because of the dangerous conditions in and around that area. As a result, Spartans never became adept sailors or merchants, and instead focused on developing their land-based military.

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