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Callisthenes: Quiz


Question 1: He was the son of Hero and Proxenus of Atarneus, which made him the great nephew of ________ by his sister Arimneste.
Bertrand RussellAristotleEmpiricismPlato

Question 2: His melancholic end was commemorated in a special treatise (Callisthenes or a Treatise on Grief) by his friend Theophrastus, whose acquaintance he made during a visit to ________.

Question 3: ________'s translation was completely superseded by that of Leo, arch-priest of Naples in the 10th century, the so-called Historia de Preliis.
Marcus Valerius Messalla CorvinusValeriusRoman EmperorAncient Rome

Question 4: 360-328 BC) was a Greek ________.
Modern historyHistoryHistoriographyHistorian

Question 5: Through his great-uncle's influence, he was later appointed to attend ________ on his Asiatic expedition as a professional historian.
Seleucid EmpireMacedonia (ancient kingdom)Alexander the GreatPtolemaic Kingdom

Question 6: They first met when Aristotle tutored ________.
Seleucid EmpireAlexander the GreatPtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)

Question 7: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
CopyrightPublic domainIntellectual propertyCopyright infringement

Question 8: ________ scolds Callisthenes for his poor descriptions of the battles of Alexander.
SpartaAncient GreeceAlexander the GreatPolybius


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