CLASSICAL STUDIES

CLASSICAL STUDIES

(iii) Why do you think some citizens did not want to attend meetings of
the Assembly?
Give
three
reasons.
Imagine you were a citizen of Athens and were about to address the
Assembly, like the man in the picture below.
(iv) How do you think you might have felt?
Give
two
reasons for your answer.
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2. Life in 5th century Athens
There were many different kinds of work in the city of Athens and in the
countryside surrounding it.
The pictures below show people doing certain kinds of work in the
countryside.
(
a
) Do you think you would have enjoyed this kind of work?
Give
two
reasons for your answer.
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Marks
2
2. (continued)
Below are examples of work carried out in the city.
(
b
) Do you think you would have preferred working in the city?
Give
two
reasons for your answer.

Marks
2
3. Life in 5th century Athens
“A slave is a person who works for nothing.”
(
a
) Write down
three
good things which many slaves received in return for
the work they did for their masters or mistresses.
“Freedom is a wonderful thing.”
(
b
) Do you think that slaves in ancient Athens missed having their freedom?
Give a reason for your answer.

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4. Homer—Odyssey, Books 9, 10 and 12
After blinding the Cyclops, Odysseus and his men were still trapped in the
cave.
(
a
) Give a brief account of the plan Odysseus used to escape from there.
(
b
) Do you think Odysseus’ men would have managed to escape without
Odysseus’ help?
Give
two
reasons for your answer.

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