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1 Greek is for Geeks
A celebration of all that is intelligent, geeky, wise, nerdy, clever, or smart-alecky in ancient Greek literature.
10 Q
Aug 27 07
975 plays
2 Latin is for Lovers
Latin was the favored language for love poetry for over 1500 years. Explore this long and varied history in this quiz. Latin is truly the language of love!
15 Q
May 05 07
573 plays
3 Old English Literature
This quiz explores the literature of the Old English period and some of the events that influenced it.
20 Q
Feb 17 03
1359 plays
4 The Epic of Gilgamesh
This quiz is about the basics of the book "The Epic of Gilgamesh".
10 Q
Oct 06 12
180 plays
5 Chretien de Troyes' "Lancelot"
Have you ever had a hard time winning someone's affection? I mean a REALLY hard time? You risked your life and reputation multiple times, and still you couldn't catch a break? Well, one poor guy did all that, once upon a time...
10 Q
Oct 03 09
288 plays
6 Sayest Thou What?
Guess the works of literature from which these clues are given. Have fun.
10 Q
May 03 10
771 plays
7 The Epic of Gilgamesh
The World's oldest piece of literature.
10 Q
Apr 05 08
366 plays
8 The Republic
"The Republic" represents Plato's attempt to design a perfect society. How good of a job did he do?
10 Q
Jan 20 07
327 plays
9 The Song of Roland
The 'Song of Roland' is the oldest surviving of the Chansons de Gestes (Songs of Deeds) that were written in medieval France. This quiz covers some of the basics regarding this great epic work...please enjoy.
10 Q
May 26 02
459 plays
10 Really Bad Classical Poetry
You might think all Classical poetry attains the pinnacle of perfection. In reality, there's a fair amount of Greek and Latin poetry that's badly written, badly worded, or just in really bad taste. Take this quiz to find out more!
10 Q
Oct 31 05
330 plays
11 The Greatest Epics of All Time
By greatest I objectively imply those which transgress multiple millennia. An epic is one of the hardest genres of stories to write, but these stories are proof of how great epics really can be.
10 Q
Jun 18 10
330 plays
12 Ancient Literature
These questions deal with the ancient Greek and Roman writers. Some questions are easy, some are more difficult. Most of the choices (but not all) are actual writers from ancient Greece and Rome.
10 Q
Jan 11 01
3117 plays
13 The Histories
This quiz will test you knowledge of various parts of "The Histories" by Herodotus. Questions are based on the version translated and revised by Donald Lateiner and G C Macaulay, copyrighted 2004 by Barnes & Noble.
10 Q
May 29 08
183 plays
14 A Miscellany of Latin & Ancient Greek Literature
Test your knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin Literature.
10 Q
Jul 19 04
525 plays
15 The Epic Of Gilgamesh
For those who have read 'The Epic of Gilgamesh'. It's all multiple choice. If you have not read this classic, try the quiz anyway...see how well you do. Good luck.
10 Q
Jun 26 00
771 plays
16 Herodotus's Histories, Ch.1 1-5
This is a quiz on Herodotus's "The Histories"; Chapter 1, 1-5.
10 Q
Aug 02 08
231 plays
17 Latin Literature
Some questions about Roman authors and their works.
10 Q
Dec 13 03
537 plays
18 Judith
The Anglo-Saxon poem "Judith" is based on the Apocryphal book of the Bible. Quotations are from the translation by Mary Savelli. You can play even if you've never read the poem and are at least vaguely familiar with the story.
10 Q
Aug 29 03
198 plays
19 Classic Epics Through Time
Some epics are known world-wide, and some aren't. See if you can name all of these 10 epics from Babylonia to Germany.
10 Q
Nov 25 02
1131 plays
20 Latin Literature Trivia
This is a basic quiz on Latin Literature. For those of you who are Latin Scholars this will be a walk in the park. The questions cover the works of Virgil, Catullus, and Ovid - mythology and translation. Bona Fortuna!
10 Q
Jun 05 00
918 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* Catullus' Poem 'odi et amo' conveys what emotions?
* Which Roman poet composed the Amores?
* In the story of Apollo and Daphne, what change (metamorphosis) does Daphne undergo?
* 'Arma virumque cano ...' is the beginning of which poem?
* What is the name of King Minos' wife and the minotaur's mother?

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