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Question 1: Biography, although popular throughout antiquity, was introduced as a branch of history by the works of ________ (c.
PlutarchAlexander the GreatDemosthenesPlato

Question 2: The now lost history of Alexander's campaigns by the diadoch ________ (367-283 BC) may represent the first historical work composed by a ruler.
Ptolemy XIII Theos PhilopatorPtolemy II PhiladelphusPtolemy I SoterCleopatra VII

Question 3: Modern historiography began with ________ in the 19th century, who was very critical on the sources used in history.
Leopold von RankeGermanyItalyPrussia

Question 4: The politician and orator ________ (106–43 BC) introduced rhetorical elements in his political writings.
Mark AntonyPompeyCiceroJulius Caesar

Question 5: Every historian uses one (or more) historiographical traditions, for example Marxist, ________, "total history", or political history.
Marc BlochEmmanuel Le Roy LadurieLucien FebvreAnnales School

Question 6:
  • What inherent ________ problems does archive-based history possess?

Question 7: ________ historians greatly contributed to the development of historical methodology.
Greek diasporaGreek languageGreeceGreeks

Question 8: ________ (59 BC–AD 17) records the rise of Rome from city-state to world dominion.
Classical LatinLivyRoman NavyAncient Rome

Question 9: The study of history changed during the Enlightenment and ________.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelRomanticismFriedrich NietzscheArthur Schopenhauer

Question 10: He was also the first to distinguish between cause and immediate origins of an event, while his successor ________ (ca.
PlatoAlexander the GreatDemosthenesXenophon


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