A crossword, packed with the names of lots of films that are set in Ancient Greece.
I thought it would be fun to include a more recent aspect to the Ancient Greeks. So, here we have a crossword whose answers are all related to films. I anticipated finding lots of films from which I could choose. That, however, was not the case. So a couple of these aren't English language films. They are (hopefully) still names you will recognise, though. |
Here is the trailer for, probably, one of the most famous film about Ancient Greece; 'Jason & The Argonauts.'
I remember watching this with my Dad on (what felt like) every Bank Holiday as a kid.
Generally, films about Ancient Greece are about war, history, and mythology. They are an interesting way to learn about Greek history. I was also happy to find a few films that were adaptations of plays written by Ancient Greek playwrights and philosophers.
Let's see how many you can get right.
|2||This king's tale was turned into a 1968 film. In his life, he married his mother and killed his father.|
|5||1977 Greek language film, based on a play by Euripides .|
|6||Jason And The _________. 1963 stop-motion animation in which the hero leads the team on a quest for the Golden Fleece.|
|10||The Trojan _____. 1961 retelling of the events leading up to using this item to bring down Troy.|
|11||A Greek film, made in 1962, and based on a play by Euripides. It's the first instalment in his "Greek Tragedy Trilogy."|
|12||_____ Of Troy. A bittersweet love story about falling in love with the wrong person, then having to fight a war.|
|15||1997 animation, following the life of Hercules, who is stripped of his immortality as an infant.|
|16||1988 Danish film. Based on a play by Euripides, the story is of Jason, Kreon, and his daughter, Glauce. Unwanted gifts ensue.|
|17||_____ Of The Titans. 2012 3D epic action adventure fantasy. Sequel to "Clash of the Titans."|
|19||1961 Greek film, starring Irene Papas. This is an adaptation of the play by Sophocles.|
|20||The warrior princess starred in a film with Hercules about the Battle for Mt. Olympus.|
|1||2011 film, loosely based on the Greek myths of Thesus, the Minotaur, and Titanomachy.|
|3||Clash Of The ______. 1981 film starring Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, and Claire Bloom.|
|4||Hercules In The Maze of the ________. 1994 TV movie which shows Hercules as having given up travelling and settled down with his family. Until the town needs him to fight this monster.|
|7||_________ The Great. 1956 film, starring Richard Burton.|
|8||The Trojan _____. Third instalment in Euripides's "Greek Tragedy Triology."|
|9||________ In Athens. 1966 TV movie, for which Peter Ustinov won an acting Emmy.|
|13||300: Rise of the ______. Epic historical fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro.|
|14||The 300 ________. 1962 film, depicting the Battle of Thermopylae. With the cooperation of the Greek government, it was filmed in Perachora.|
|18||Loosely based on Homer's "Iliad," this film is a narration of the entire Trojan Wars.|
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