Thracian: History, Culture & Gladiators


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Which of the following modern countries was NOT once inhabited by Thracian tribes?

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1. Which of the following is a reason ancient commentators often considered the Thracians to be barbarians?

2. Which of the following is NOT an empire or ethnic group which at one time ruled over the Thracians.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the characteristics of the Thracian. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include why Thracians were once considered barbarians as well as what caused the Romans to name a gladiator class after this group.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Territories once inhabited by Thracian tribes
  • Empires/ethnicities that ruled over the Thracians
  • Military equipment of a Thracian gladiator

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of the Thracian
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Thracian society
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why the Roman's named a gladiator class after the Thracians

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Thracian: History, Culture & Gladiators. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the source of most information of the Thracians
  • Know basic facts on the history of ancient Thrace
  • Recognize the Thracian reputation as found in Greek and Roman literature