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Phaedrus: Quiz


Question 1: His work shows little or no originality; he simply versified in iambic trimeters the fables current of his day under the name of "________," interspersing them with anecdotes drawn from daily life, history and mythology.

Question 2: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Public domainCopyrightCopyright infringementIntellectual property

Question 3: The first edition of the five books of Phaedrus was published by Pithou at ________ in 1596 from a manuscript now in the possession of the Marquis of Rosanbo.
TroyesEssoyesBuxeuil, AubeAix-en-Othe

Question 4: He is recognized as the first writer to Latinize entire books of fables, retelling in iambic metre the Greek prose ________ tales.

Question 5: He incurred the wrath of ________, the powerful minister of Tiberius, by some supposed allusions in his fables, and was brought to trial and punished.

Question 6: AD 50), Roman fabulist, was probably a Thracian slave,[1] born in Pydna of Macedonia (Roman province) and lived in the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, ________ and Claudius.

Question 7: Of the prose versions, the oldest existing one seems to be that known as the Anonymus Nilanti, so called because first edited by Nilant at ________ in 1709 from a manuscript of the 13th century.
The HagueDelftRotterdamLeiden

Question 8: His ________ is correct, and except for an excessive and peculiar use of abstract words, shows hardly anything that might not have been written in the Augustan age.
LatinOld LatinRoman EmpireVulgar Latin

Question 9: According to the heading of the chief manuscript he was a slave and was freed by ________.
AugustusDomitianTiberiusRoman Emperor

Question 10: He is mentioned by ________, who imitated some of his verses, and by Avianus.
Ancient RomeDomitianMartialRome

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