Impact of Ancient Greek Literature on Modern Literature & Language


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What style of literature are the Iliad and Odyssey?

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1. Which field did Herodotus help create?

2. Which two styles of theater were invented by the Greeks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ancient Greek literature has had a dramatic impact on the development of modern literature and language. The quiz and worksheet will help you to learn about such details as Greek styles used in ancient literature and their relationship to the language and literature from modern times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson resources will test you on:

  • Styles of literature
  • 'The Iliad and Odyssey'
  • Greek and English words
  • The work of Herodotus
  • Greek styles of theater

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ancient Greek literature and its lasting impact on modern English language and culture
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ancient Greek and modern literature and language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'The Iliad and Odyssey'

Additional Learning

Learn more about the relationship between the ancient and modern eras of literature and language by reviewing the related lesson on the Impact of Ancient Greek Literature on Modern Literature & Language. The following objectives will be covered in this lesson:

  • Learn what epic poetry is and identify examples
  • Discover how English words stem from ancient Greek
  • Know ancient Greek philosophers like Aristotle, Hippocrates and Euclid
  • Understand the work of ancient Greek dramatists like Sophocles and Aeschylus
  • Discover Greek advancements in philosophy, math and literature