Statistics for Ancient Greek and Roman Writers

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  • The average score is 8 of 16

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HintAnswer% Correct
The teacher of all Greece and the most important epic poet.Homer
89%
The student of Socrates and a founder of Academy in Athens, he is the source of the myth of Atlantis.Plato
86%
Roman orator, philosopher and politician, famous for his speeches against the conspiracy of CatilinaCicero
71%
Athenian playwright, wrote "Oedipus at Colonus" and "Antigone".Sophocles
70%
A poet from the island of Lesbos, she wrote a number of poems describing her passionate feelings for her female students.Sappho
68%
Greek tragic poets, believed by many Athenians to be scandalous and too modern for their tastes. He wrote, among others, "Medea" and "Bacchae".Euripides
55%
Greek epic poet, supposedly met the Muses, wrote "Works and Days" and "Theogony".Hesiod
52%
Greek biographer and philosopher, living under Imperial Romal rule; in one of his books he compares the lives of famous Greeks with famous Romans.Plutarch
46%
Roman historian; in his book he described the history of Rome from the foundation of the city.Livy
41%
Roman poet, protege of Mecenas and author of four books of odes.Horace
35%
The first known Roman lyric poet, famous both for his emotional poetry to an unfaithful lover (called Lesbia) and for his witty, sarcastic poems on enemies and politicians.Catullus
34%
A secretary to an emperor, this Roman biographer composed a set of lives of Caesars, most of them rather gossipy.Suetonius
34%
Athenian orator and politician; first he warned his compatriots against Philip of Macedon, to become later a sworn enemy of Philip's son, Alexander.Demosthenes
33%
Athenian politician of 7th/6th c. BCE, famous for redesigning Athenian politics and introducing first democratic elements into it. He was also a renown author of elegies.Solon
32%
Roman playwright, the most popular author of comedies; Shakespeare reworked one of his plays in "The Comedy of Errors".Plautus
24%
Roman poet, living in the late Republican era; he wrote a learned poem based on Epicurean philosophy.Lucretius
20%

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