Practising vocabulary from lesson 4

Put the following words in the correct gap.

colonies,   destroyed ,   earthquake,   founded,   inhabitants,   inspired,   known,   located,   sanctuary,   tragedies

       On a winter night in 373 BC, a catastrophic ……………………..and tidal wave ………………………Helike, the principal Greek city …………………..in Achaea, Northern Peloponnesos, two kilometres from the Corinthian Gulf.

The entire city and all its …………………….were lost beneath the sea.

Helike had been ………………………….in the Bronze Age and its pan-Hellenic ……………………………of Poseidon was …………………..throughout the classical world. It had led the twelve cities of the first Achaean League, and had founded …………………………….in Asia Minor and in South Italy.

The dramatic destruction of Helike was one of the most appalling ……………………of the classical world and may have …………………………the creation of a very famous myth.



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