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Persius: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: The manuscripts say it came from the commentary of Valerius Probus, no doubt a learned edition of Persius like those of Virgil and ________ by this same famous "grammarian" of Berytus, the poet's contemporary.
Julius CaesarHoraceOvidBen Jonson

Question 2: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Copyright infringementCopyrightIntellectual propertyPublic domain

Question 3: kinship with such work as ________' Adoniazusae and the Mimes of Herodas.
PoseidonTheocritusCallimachusHeracles

Question 4: At the age of twelve Persius came to Rome, where he was taught by Remmius Palaemon and the ________ Verginius Flavus.
RhetoricStoicismPlatoAristotle

Question 5: Perhaps the sensitive, homebred nature of Persius can also be glimpsed in his frequent references to ridicule, whether of great men by street gamins or of the cultured by ________.
PalestinePhilistinesCanaanSea Peoples

Question 6: Plato's second ________), (3) the importance of having a definite aim in life, (4) the necessity of self-knowledge for public men (cf.
DemosthenesThemistoclesPericlesAlcibiades

Question 7: In his works, poems and ________, he shows a stoic wisdom and a strong criticism for the abuses of his contemporaries.
SatirePlay (theatre)PoetryNovel

Question 8: Persius, in full Aulus Persius Flaccus (Volterra, 34-62), was a Roman ________ and satirist of Etruscan origin.
PoetryLyric poetryNovelLiterature

Question 9: His works, which became very popular in the ________, were published after his death by his friend and mentor the stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Cornutus.
High Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle AgesEarly Middle Ages

Question 10: In his boyhood, Persius wrote a tragedy dealing with an episode in ________, and another work, probably on travel (although this would have been before the travels with Thrasea Paetus).
Ancient RomeHistory of RomeByzantine EmpireTimeline of ancient Rome
















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