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Question 1: For example, some Byzantine coins of the 1st century BC and later show the head of ________ with bow and quiver, and feature a crescent with what appears to be a six-rayed star on the reverse.
Greek mythologyArtemisApolloHera

Question 2: The traditional legend has it that Byzas from Megara (a town near Athens), founded Byzantium in 667 BC, when he sailed northeast across the ________.
Samos IslandAegean civilizationsGreeceAegean Sea

Question 3: Byzas had consulted the ________ to ask where to make his new city.
AeschylusApolloPythiaZeus

Question 4: (See Nova Roma.) After his death the city was called ________ (Greek Κωνσταντινούπολις or Konstantinoupolis) ('city of Constantine').
ConstantinopleHagia SophiaByzantine navyByzantine Empire

Question 5: ________ details the history of the city from 1453 on, and describes the modern city.
TurkeyAnkaraIstanbulTurkish people

Question 6: [2] To commemorate the event the Byzantines erected a statue of ________ lampadephoros (light-bearer or bringer).
ApolloGreek mythologyHeraHecate

Question 7: This story survived in the works Hesychius of Miletus, who in all probability lived in the time of ________.
BasiliscusManuel I KomnenosConstantine IJustinian I

Question 8: The city was later renamed Constantinople and briefly became the imperial residence of the classical Roman Empire, and then subsequently was the capital of the ________, the Greek-speaking Roman Empire of late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Western Roman EmpireCrusadesByzantine IconoclasmByzantine Empire

Question 9: ________ details the history of the city before the Turkish conquest of 1453.
Hagia SophiaByzantine EmpireConstantinopleByzantine navy

Question 10: Byzantium (Greek: Βυζάντιον, Byzántion; Latin: BYZANTIVM) was an ancient Greek city, founded by ________ colonists from Megara in 667 BC and named after their king Byzas (Greek: Βύζας, Býzas, genitive Βύζαντος, Býzantos).
Greek literatureGreek diasporaMycenaean GreeceGreeks







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