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Question 1: Court Poet & Pornographer Glen Bowersock on Martial from ________
The AtlanticBoston ReviewHarper's MagazineThe New York Review of Books

Question 2: No blame had attached to Virgil or ________ on account of the favours which they received from Augustus and Maecenas, or of the return which they made for these favours in their verse.
Julius CaesarBen JonsonHoraceOvid

Question 3: He lived at first up three flights of stairs, and his "garret" overlooked the laurels in front of the portico of ________.
Roman EmpireAugustusJulius CaesarMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa

Question 4: The works of Martial became highly valued on their discovery by the ________, whose writers often saw them as sharing an eye for the urban vices of their own times.
RenaissanceItalian RenaissanceBaroqueWestern art history

Question 5: As Jo-Ann Shelton has written, "fire was a constant threat in ancient cities because wood was a common building material and people often used open fires and ________.
Gas lightingCandleOil lampKerosene lamp

Question 6: The earliest of his extant works, known as Liber spectaculorum, was first published at the opening of the ________ in the reign of Titus.
ColosseumSt. Peter's BasilicaBasilica di Santa Maria MaggioreRome

Question 7: ________, in the short tribute which he pays to him on hearing of his death, wrote, "He had as much good-nature as wit and pungency in his writings" (Ep. iii. 21).
Roman EmpireAncient RomeDomitianPliny the Younger

Question 8: He made many influential friends and patrons and secured the favor of both Titus and ________.

Question 9: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Public domainCopyright infringementCopyrightIntellectual property

Question 10: A revised edition of book X., that which we now possess, appeared in 98, about the time of ________'s entrance into Rome.
Marcus AureliusNervaHadrianTrajan

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