CLASS 190: Alexander and the Growth of Hellenism

1st (Long Delayed!) Reading Quiz

Part I: Identify two of these three terms. Give me three (or so) sentences telling me who or what it is, some species of time frame, and the item's significance for this class.

satrap hoplite Cyrus

Part II: (A single paragraph should handle this nicely) Who wrote this? What does it describe, and why do we care?

"The same point was once made by a citizen of Sybaris, who remarked that it was no great sacrifice for the Spartans to lay down their lives fighting, if this meant an escape from the innumerable hardships and generally wretched existence that they endured."