Statistics for Greek and Latin authors in the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity (hard)

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HintAnswer% Correct
Philosopher and dramatist who tutored Nero. [First Century AD]LatinFirst Century ADSeneca (the younger)
68%
Emperor and philosopher, pupil of the following stoic phosopher. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADMarcus Aurelius
67%
Pre-Christian epic poet whose lines on a promised child were seen to reveal him as a pagan prophet of the birth of Christ during the Middle Ages. [First Century BC]LatinFirst Century BCVergil
65%
Influential fifth-century theologian, philosopher, autobiographer and former teacher of rhetoric from modern Algeria. [Fifth Century AD]LatinFifth Century ADAugustine
52%
Architect and author of 'On Architecture' (De Architectura). [First Century BC]LatinFirst Century BCVitruvius
52%
Author of a short epic poem on the marriage of Peleus and Thetis. [First Century BC]LatinFirst Century BCCatullus
40%
Marcus Aurelius's doctor, author of 'Why the Best Doctor is also a Philosopher'. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADGalen
35%
Greek historian and another pupil of this stoic philosopher, who wrote down his master's works in Koine Greek. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADArrian
29%
Statesman, philosopher and major translator of Aristotle into Latin. [Sixth Century AD]LatinSixth Century ADBoethius
29%
Author of a history admired by Gibbon that includes a detailed account of the emperor Julian, and also of the author's experiences during the siege of Amida by the Persians. [Fourth Century AD]LatinFourth Century ADAmmianus Marcellinus
28%
Orator and novelist from North Africa whose works include a speech defending himself on a charge of sorcery. [Second Century AD]LatinSecond Century ADApuleius
28%
Satirist of the second century AD whose works include proto-science-fiction, dialogues and an essay on 'How to Write History'. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADLucian of Samasata
27%
Author of 'The Abduction of Proserpina' (de raptu Proserpinae), a pagan court poet at the court of the Christian emperor Honorius. [Fourth-Fifth Century AD]LatinFourth-Fifth Century ADClaudian
23%
Author of a history of Alexander written as a study in tyranny. [First Century AD]LatinFirst Century ADQuintus Curtius Rufus
21%
Freed slave and stoic philosopher. [Second Century AD]GreekSecond Century ADEpictetus
20%
Novelist whose erotic novel has the heroine undergoing three apparent deaths. [Third (?) Century AD]GreekThird (?) Century ADAchilles Tatius
17%
Roman senator whose work on Roman traditions is framed as a dialogue set at the festival of the Saturnalia. [Fifth Century AD]LatinFifth Century ADMacrobius
15%
Author of an epic poem on Jason and the Argonauts in Latin. [First Century AD]LatinFirst Century ADValerius Flaccus
13%
Rhetor and teacher of John Chrysosthom whose one thousand five hundred letters cast a clear light on Antioch. [Fourth Century AD]GreekFourth Century ADLibanius
12%
Poet, author of a description of Justinian's Hagia Sophia. [Sixth Century AD]GreekSixth Century ADPaul the Silentiary
12%
Wrote the Christian epic 'The Battle of the Soul' (Psychomachia). [Fourth Century AD]LatinFourth Century ADPrudentius
12%
Epic poet whose poem on the defeat of the Berbers under Justinian by John Troglita (the Iohannis or De bellis Libycis) is the last Latin epic poem of antiquity. [Sixth Century AD]LatinSixth Century ADCorippus
11%
Literary critic whose works on the Greek orators and historians are supplemented by a great work on Roman origins. [First Century AD]GreekFirst Century ADDionysius of Halicarnassus
8%
Orator and aristocratic magnate whose hypochondriac autobiography sheds much light on pagan piety of the Second Century AD.GreekSecond Century ADAelius Aristides
5%
Christian head of the philosophical school in Alexandria in the mid Sixth Century AD. More of his writings survive than those of any other ancient philosopher.GreekSixth Century ADJohn Philoponus
4%

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