Ludi Novi Romani - Quiz on Classics through the Ages


A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis
 

Salvete omnes,

Everyone is invited to participate in a five part quiz on Classical
influences from the Middle Ages through the 20th century A.D.

Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.

1. The treatise "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" was written in
the fifth century A.D., but continued to be used as a textbook for the
following twelve hundred years! Who was this book's author and what
was it about? (3 points)

2. During the early Middle Ages, direct translations of Aristotle's
work were unknown in western Europe. Which Late Antique Latin
philosopher was responsible for what western Europeans of the time
knew of Aristotle? (1 point)

3. In Medieval times, the Nine Worthies were a group of nine men
thought to represent the pinnacle of chivalry. Who was the one Roman
to be included in this company? (1 point)

Valete,
A. Iulius Paterculus


A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis
 

A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.

Below you can find the second set of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz. This instalment could be subtitled "The 12th &
13th Centuries Love Aristotle".

1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on a Aristotle.
Which on which dialogue? (1 point)

2. Maimonides (also known as Moses ben Maimon), another scholar born
in Córdoba, examined an Aristotelian account of the creation of the
world, alongside those of Plato and Moses, in the theological work
"Guide of the Perplexed". What were two of the objections made in this
work to the Aristotelian narrative? (2 points)

3. Although Thomas Aquinas also wrote several commentaries on
Aristotle, he was at odds with the followers of Averroes in several
cases. Explain the key difference Aquinas had with this school over
Aristotle's "De anima". (2 points)

Valete.

On 3/1/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Salvete omnes,

Everyone is invited to participate in a five part quiz on Classical
influences from the Middle Ages through the 20th century A.D.

Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.

1. The treatise "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" was written in
the fifth century A.D., but continued to be used as a textbook for the
following twelve hundred years! Who was this book's author and what
was it about? (3 points)

2. During the early Middle Ages, direct translations of Aristotle's
work were unknown in western Europe. Which Late Antique Latin
philosopher was responsible for what western Europeans of the time
knew of Aristotle? (1 point)

3. In Medieval times, the Nine Worthies were a group of nine men
thought to represent the pinnacle of chivalry. Who was the one Roman
to be included in this company? (1 point)

Valete,
A. Iulius Paterculus






A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis
 

A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
Looking over the previous set of questions, I see that there was a
typographical error in the question on Plato. The full question should
have been:
1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on Aristotle -
and one on Plato. Which dialogue? (1 point)
With today's set of questions, our odyssey through the history of
the Classical tradition arrives at the Renaissance:
1. Albertino Mussato was one of the earliest people since Classical
times to receive the designation of “poet laureate”. Name one of the
works which helped earn him this honour (1 point).
2. In 1347 a.d., Cola Di Rienzo seized power in the city of Rome,
declaring the Roman Republic restored and himself Rome’s newest
tribune. What formal political position had Cola held just prior to
this, and which prominent humanist at first supported Cola’s goals? (2
points)
3. Desiderius Erasmus, a leading Humanist scholar in Holland joined
one of the Hellenistic philosophical schools late in his career. Which
one, and in which of his works did Erasmus argue in favour of this
school? (3 points)
Valete.

On 3/4/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.

Below you can find the second set of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz. This instalment could be subtitled "The 12th &
13th Centuries Love Aristotle".

1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on a Aristotle.
Which on which dialogue? (1 point)

2. Maimonides (also known as Moses ben Maimon), another scholar born
in Córdoba, examined an Aristotelian account of the creation of the
world, alongside those of Plato and Moses, in the theological work
"Guide of the Perplexed". What were two of the objections made in this
work to the Aristotelian narrative? (2 points)

3. Although Thomas Aquinas also wrote several commentaries on
Aristotle, he was at odds with the followers of Averroes in several
cases. Explain the key difference Aquinas had with this school over
Aristotle's "De anima". (2 points)

Valete.

On 3/1/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Salvete omnes,

Everyone is invited to participate in a five part quiz on Classical
influences from the Middle Ages through the 20th century A.D.

Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.

1. The treatise "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" was written in
the fifth century A.D., but continued to be used as a textbook for the
following twelve hundred years! Who was this book's author and what
was it about? (3 points)

2. During the early Middle Ages, direct translations of Aristotle's
work were unknown in western Europe. Which Late Antique Latin
philosopher was responsible for what western Europeans of the time
knew of Aristotle? (1 point)

3. In Medieval times, the Nine Worthies were a group of nine men
thought to represent the pinnacle of chivalry. Who was the one Roman
to be included in this company? (1 point)

Valete,
A. Iulius Paterculus










A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis
 

A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
It's time for the fourth round of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz.
Today's questions are all about English literature:
1. Proserpina appears as a character in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s
Canterbury Tales. Which one? (1 point)
2. William Shakespeare wrote several plays about Roman history,
including one about a champion turned enemy of Rome awarded the
agnomen Coriolanus. How did Coriolanus earn this name, and what had
his name been previously? (3 points)
3. In John Milton’s drama “A Masque, Presented at Ludlow Castle” (also
called “Comus”), the titular villain Comus is descended from two
mythological characters. Who were they? What is one way in which Comus
resembled one of his parents? (3 points)
4. In the portion of "Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage" dealing with the
title character's travels to Greece, George Gordon Byron (also known
as Lord Byron) criticized an action recently taken by another member
of the English nobility in that country. Who was being criticized and
for what? (2 points)
Also, our current rankings place D. Autronia Stolo squarely in the
lead, with a perfect score on the first six questions. There is still
time for others to catch up.
Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.
Valete.

On 3/7/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
Looking over the previous set of questions, I see that there was a
typographical error in the question on Plato. The full question should
have been:
1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on Aristotle -
and one on Plato. Which dialogue? (1 point)
With today's set of questions, our odyssey through the history of
the Classical tradition arrives at the Renaissance:
1. Albertino Mussato was one of the earliest people since Classical
times to receive the designation of “poet laureate”. Name one of the
works which helped earn him this honour (1 point).
2. In 1347 a.d., Cola Di Rienzo seized power in the city of Rome,
declaring the Roman Republic restored and himself Rome’s newest
tribune. What formal political position had Cola held just prior to
this, and which prominent humanist at first supported Cola’s goals? (2
points)
3. Desiderius Erasmus, a leading Humanist scholar in Holland joined
one of the Hellenistic philosophical schools late in his career. Which
one, and in which of his works did Erasmus argue in favour of this
school? (3 points)
Valete.

On 3/4/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.

Below you can find the second set of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz. This instalment could be subtitled "The 12th &
13th Centuries Love Aristotle".

1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on a Aristotle.
Which on which dialogue? (1 point)

2. Maimonides (also known as Moses ben Maimon), another scholar born
in Córdoba, examined an Aristotelian account of the creation of the
world, alongside those of Plato and Moses, in the theological work
"Guide of the Perplexed". What were two of the objections made in this
work to the Aristotelian narrative? (2 points)

3. Although Thomas Aquinas also wrote several commentaries on
Aristotle, he was at odds with the followers of Averroes in several
cases. Explain the key difference Aquinas had with this school over
Aristotle's "De anima". (2 points)

Valete.

On 3/1/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Salvete omnes,

Everyone is invited to participate in a five part quiz on Classical
influences from the Middle Ages through the 20th century A.D.

Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.

1. The treatise "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" was written in
the fifth century A.D., but continued to be used as a textbook for the
following twelve hundred years! Who was this book's author and what
was it about? (3 points)

2. During the early Middle Ages, direct translations of Aristotle's
work were unknown in western Europe. Which Late Antique Latin
philosopher was responsible for what western Europeans of the time
knew of Aristotle? (1 point)

3. In Medieval times, the Nine Worthies were a group of nine men
thought to represent the pinnacle of chivalry. Who was the one Roman
to be included in this company? (1 point)

Valete,
A. Iulius Paterculus














A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis
 

A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
This is the fifth and final set of questions for the "Classics
through the Ages" quiz.
This last round takes us into the twentieth century:
1. Which classic 1920s novel was almost named after a character from
the Satyricon? (1 point)
2. In 1964, a novel was published based on the life of Flavius
Claudius Julianus (known variously as Emperor Julian, Julian the
Apostate, and Julian the Blessed). Who was the author, and what major
historical liberty was taken near the end of the book? (2 points)
3. While imprisoned at Robben Island, Nelson Mandela signed a book
circulated by Sonny Venkatrathnam, a fellow political prisoner, next
to a speech composed for a famous Roman. Who was the supposed Roman
speaker of these words, and who actually wrote them? (2 points)
All previous questions are in this thread; you are welcome to
answer any and all from now until 6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March
15th. Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line.
Valete.

On 3/10/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
It's time for the fourth round of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz.
Today's questions are all about English literature:
1. Proserpina appears as a character in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s
Canterbury Tales. Which one? (1 point)
2. William Shakespeare wrote several plays about Roman history,
including one about a champion turned enemy of Rome awarded the
agnomen Coriolanus. How did Coriolanus earn this name, and what had
his name been previously? (3 points)
3. In John Milton’s drama “A Masque, Presented at Ludlow Castle” (also
called “Comus”), the titular villain Comus is descended from two
mythological characters. Who were they? What is one way in which Comus
resembled one of his parents? (3 points)
4. In the portion of "Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage" dealing with the
title character's travels to Greece, George Gordon Byron (also known
as Lord Byron) criticized an action recently taken by another member
of the English nobility in that country. Who was being criticized and
for what? (2 points)
Also, our current rankings place D. Autronia Stolo squarely in the
lead, with a perfect score on the first six questions. There is still
time for others to catch up.
Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.
Valete.

On 3/7/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
Looking over the previous set of questions, I see that there was a
typographical error in the question on Plato. The full question should
have been:
1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on Aristotle -
and one on Plato. Which dialogue? (1 point)
With today's set of questions, our odyssey through the history of
the Classical tradition arrives at the Renaissance:
1. Albertino Mussato was one of the earliest people since Classical
times to receive the designation of “poet laureate”. Name one of the
works which helped earn him this honour (1 point).
2. In 1347 a.d., Cola Di Rienzo seized power in the city of Rome,
declaring the Roman Republic restored and himself Rome’s newest
tribune. What formal political position had Cola held just prior to
this, and which prominent humanist at first supported Cola’s goals? (2
points)
3. Desiderius Erasmus, a leading Humanist scholar in Holland joined
one of the Hellenistic philosophical schools late in his career. Which
one, and in which of his works did Erasmus argue in favour of this
school? (3 points)
Valete.

On 3/4/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.

Below you can find the second set of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz. This instalment could be subtitled "The 12th &
13th Centuries Love Aristotle".

1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on a Aristotle.
Which on which dialogue? (1 point)

2. Maimonides (also known as Moses ben Maimon), another scholar born
in Córdoba, examined an Aristotelian account of the creation of the
world, alongside those of Plato and Moses, in the theological work
"Guide of the Perplexed". What were two of the objections made in this
work to the Aristotelian narrative? (2 points)

3. Although Thomas Aquinas also wrote several commentaries on
Aristotle, he was at odds with the followers of Averroes in several
cases. Explain the key difference Aquinas had with this school over
Aristotle's "De anima". (2 points)

Valete.

On 3/1/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Salvete omnes,

Everyone is invited to participate in a five part quiz on Classical
influences from the Middle Ages through the 20th century A.D.

Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.

1. The treatise "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" was written in
the fifth century A.D., but continued to be used as a textbook for the
following twelve hundred years! Who was this book's author and what
was it about? (3 points)

2. During the early Middle Ages, direct translations of Aristotle's
work were unknown in western Europe. Which Late Antique Latin
philosopher was responsible for what western Europeans of the time
knew of Aristotle? (1 point)

3. In Medieval times, the Nine Worthies were a group of nine men
thought to represent the pinnacle of chivalry. Who was the one Roman
to be included in this company? (1 point)

Valete,
A. Iulius Paterculus


















A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis
 

Salvete omnes,
As the Ludi Novi Romani conclude, it is a pleasure to announce that
D. Autronia Stolo is the winner of the "Classics through the Ages"
quiz. Congratulations D. Autronia!
Valete,
A. Iulius Paterculus

On 3/13/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
This is the fifth and final set of questions for the "Classics
through the Ages" quiz.
This last round takes us into the twentieth century:
1. Which classic 1920s novel was almost named after a character from
the Satyricon? (1 point)
2. In 1964, a novel was published based on the life of Flavius
Claudius Julianus (known variously as Emperor Julian, Julian the
Apostate, and Julian the Blessed). Who was the author, and what major
historical liberty was taken near the end of the book? (2 points)
3. While imprisoned at Robben Island, Nelson Mandela signed a book
circulated by Sonny Venkatrathnam, a fellow political prisoner, next
to a speech composed for a famous Roman. Who was the supposed Roman
speaker of these words, and who actually wrote them? (2 points)
All previous questions are in this thread; you are welcome to
answer any and all from now until 6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March
15th. Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line.
Valete.

On 3/10/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
It's time for the fourth round of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz.
Today's questions are all about English literature:
1. Proserpina appears as a character in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s
Canterbury Tales. Which one? (1 point)
2. William Shakespeare wrote several plays about Roman history,
including one about a champion turned enemy of Rome awarded the
agnomen Coriolanus. How did Coriolanus earn this name, and what had
his name been previously? (3 points)
3. In John Milton’s drama “A Masque, Presented at Ludlow Castle” (also
called “Comus”), the titular villain Comus is descended from two
mythological characters. Who were they? What is one way in which Comus
resembled one of his parents? (3 points)
4. In the portion of "Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage" dealing with the
title character's travels to Greece, George Gordon Byron (also known
as Lord Byron) criticized an action recently taken by another member
of the English nobility in that country. Who was being criticized and
for what? (2 points)
Also, our current rankings place D. Autronia Stolo squarely in the
lead, with a perfect score on the first six questions. There is still
time for others to catch up.
Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.
Valete.

On 3/7/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
Looking over the previous set of questions, I see that there was a
typographical error in the question on Plato. The full question should
have been:
1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on Aristotle -
and one on Plato. Which dialogue? (1 point)
With today's set of questions, our odyssey through the history of
the Classical tradition arrives at the Renaissance:
1. Albertino Mussato was one of the earliest people since Classical
times to receive the designation of “poet laureate”. Name one of the
works which helped earn him this honour (1 point).
2. In 1347 a.d., Cola Di Rienzo seized power in the city of Rome,
declaring the Roman Republic restored and himself Rome’s newest
tribune. What formal political position had Cola held just prior to
this, and which prominent humanist at first supported Cola’s goals? (2
points)
3. Desiderius Erasmus, a leading Humanist scholar in Holland joined
one of the Hellenistic philosophical schools late in his career. Which
one, and in which of his works did Erasmus argue in favour of this
school? (3 points)
Valete.

On 3/4/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.

Below you can find the second set of questions for our "Classics
through the Ages" quiz. This instalment could be subtitled "The 12th &
13th Centuries Love Aristotle".

1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on a Aristotle.
Which on which dialogue? (1 point)

2. Maimonides (also known as Moses ben Maimon), another scholar born
in Córdoba, examined an Aristotelian account of the creation of the
world, alongside those of Plato and Moses, in the theological work
"Guide of the Perplexed". What were two of the objections made in this
work to the Aristotelian narrative? (2 points)

3. Although Thomas Aquinas also wrote several commentaries on
Aristotle, he was at odds with the followers of Averroes in several
cases. Explain the key difference Aquinas had with this school over
Aristotle's "De anima". (2 points)

Valete.

On 3/1/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Salvete omnes,

Everyone is invited to participate in a five part quiz on Classical
influences from the Middle Ages through the 20th century A.D.

Please send your responses in English to the email address
"arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.

1. The treatise "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" was written in
the fifth century A.D., but continued to be used as a textbook for the
following twelve hundred years! Who was this book's author and what
was it about? (3 points)

2. During the early Middle Ages, direct translations of Aristotle's
work were unknown in western Europe. Which Late Antique Latin
philosopher was responsible for what western Europeans of the time
knew of Aristotle? (1 point)

3. In Medieval times, the Nine Worthies were a group of nine men
thought to represent the pinnacle of chivalry. Who was the one Roman
to be included in this company? (1 point)

Valete,
A. Iulius Paterculus






















Cn. Cornelius Lentulus
 

Cn. Lentulus quaestor A. Iulio aedili et Autroniae Stoloni victrici s. p. d.

I congratulate our new citizen, Autronia, for her victory! Thanks to aedilis Paterculus for this quiz! 

Autronia Stolo will receive 3 Cultural Census Points for winning this contest, which gives her, in total, 4 CP that she won by studying, learning and practicing our Roman culture. I think this is very nice, and I applaud the lex Arria de censu civium aestimando for introducing this new way of recognition.

Valete! Vivat Nova Roma!
CN. LENTVLVS QVAEST.


Il martedì 16 marzo 2021, 00:17:02 CET, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis <arthur.f.waite@...> ha scritto:


Salvete omnes,
  As the Ludi Novi Romani conclude, it is a pleasure to announce that
D. Autronia Stolo is the winner of the "Classics through the Ages"
quiz. Congratulations D. Autronia!
  Valete,
    A. Iulius Paterculus

On 3/13/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
<arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
> A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
>    This is the fifth and final set of questions for the "Classics
> through the Ages" quiz.
>    This last round takes us into the twentieth century:
> 1. Which classic 1920s novel was almost named after a character from
> the Satyricon? (1 point)
> 2. In 1964, a novel was published based on the life of Flavius
> Claudius Julianus (known variously as Emperor Julian, Julian the
> Apostate, and Julian the Blessed). Who was the author, and what major
> historical liberty was taken near the end of the book? (2 points)
> 3. While imprisoned at Robben Island, Nelson Mandela signed a book
> circulated by Sonny Venkatrathnam, a fellow political prisoner, next
> to a speech composed for a famous Roman. Who was the supposed Roman
> speaker of these words, and who actually wrote them? (2 points)
>    All previous questions are in this thread; you are welcome to
> answer any and all from now until 6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March
> 15th. Please send your responses in English to the email address
> "arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
> THE AGES" in the subject line.
>    Valete.
>
> On 3/10/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
> <arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>> A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
>>    It's time for the fourth round of questions for our "Classics
>> through the Ages" quiz.
>>    Today's questions are all about English literature:
>> 1. Proserpina appears as a character in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s
>> Canterbury Tales. Which one? (1 point)
>> 2. William Shakespeare wrote several plays about Roman history,
>> including one about a champion turned enemy of Rome awarded the
>> agnomen Coriolanus. How did Coriolanus earn this name, and what had
>> his name been previously? (3 points)
>> 3. In John Milton’s drama “A Masque, Presented at Ludlow Castle” (also
>> called “Comus”), the titular villain Comus is descended from two
>> mythological characters. Who were they? What is one way in which Comus
>> resembled one of his parents? (3 points)
>> 4. In the portion of "Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage" dealing with the
>> title character's travels to Greece, George Gordon Byron (also known
>> as Lord Byron) criticized an action recently taken by another member
>> of the English nobility in that country. Who was being criticized and
>> for what? (2 points)
>>    Also, our current rankings place D. Autronia Stolo squarely in the
>> lead, with a perfect score on the first six questions. There is still
>> time for others to catch up.
>>    Please send your responses in English to the email address
>> "arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
>> THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
>> 6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.
>>    Valete.
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>> On 3/7/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
>> <arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>> A Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
>>>    Looking over the previous set of questions, I see that there was a
>>> typographical error in the question on Plato. The full question should
>>> have been:
>>> 1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
>>> philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on Aristotle -
>>> and one on Plato. Which dialogue? (1 point)
>>>    With today's set of questions, our odyssey through the history of
>>> the Classical tradition arrives at the Renaissance:
>>> 1.    Albertino Mussato was one of the earliest people since Classical
>>> times to receive the designation of “poet laureate”. Name one of the
>>> works which helped earn him this honour (1 point).
>>> 2.    In 1347 a.d., Cola Di Rienzo seized power in the city of Rome,
>>> declaring the Roman Republic restored and himself Rome’s newest
>>> tribune. What formal political position had Cola held just prior to
>>> this, and which prominent humanist at first supported Cola’s goals? (2
>>> points)
>>> 3.    Desiderius Erasmus, a leading Humanist scholar in Holland joined
>>> one of the Hellenistic philosophical schools late in his career. Which
>>> one, and in which of his works did Erasmus argue in favour of this
>>> school? (3 points)
>>>      Valete.
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>>> On 3/4/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
>>> <arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>>> A. Iulius Paterculus omnibus in foro s.p.d.
>>>>
>>>>    Below you can find the second set of questions for our "Classics
>>>> through the Ages" quiz. This instalment could be subtitled "The 12th &
>>>> 13th Centuries Love Aristotle".
>>>>
>>>> 1. Averroes (also known as Ibn Rushd), twelfth-century Cordovan
>>>> philosopher and judge wrote a number of commentaries on a Aristotle.
>>>> Which on which dialogue? (1 point)
>>>>
>>>> 2. Maimonides (also known as Moses ben Maimon), another scholar born
>>>> in Córdoba, examined an Aristotelian account of the creation of the
>>>> world, alongside those of Plato and Moses, in the theological work
>>>> "Guide of the Perplexed". What were two of the objections made in this
>>>> work to the Aristotelian narrative? (2 points)
>>>>
>>>> 3. Although Thomas Aquinas also wrote several commentaries on
>>>> Aristotle, he was at odds with the followers of Averroes in several
>>>> cases. Explain the key difference Aquinas had with this school over
>>>> Aristotle's "De anima". (2 points)
>>>>
>>>>      Valete.
>>>>
>>>> On 3/1/21, A. Iulius Paterculus, aedilis curulis via groups.io
>>>> <arthur.f.waite=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>>>> Salvete omnes,
>>>>>
>>>>>    Everyone is invited to participate in a five part quiz on Classical
>>>>> influences from the Middle Ages through the 20th century A.D.
>>>>>
>>>>>    Please send your responses in English to the email address
>>>>> "arthur.f.waite (at) gmail.com", including the words "CLASSICS THROUGH
>>>>> THE AGES" in the subject line. The deadline for all responses will be
>>>>> 6:00 A.M. Rome Time on Monday, March 15th.
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. The treatise "De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii" was written in
>>>>> the fifth century A.D., but continued to be used as a textbook for the
>>>>> following twelve hundred years! Who was this book's author and what
>>>>> was it about? (3 points)
>>>>>
>>>>> 2. During the early Middle Ages, direct translations of Aristotle's
>>>>> work were unknown in western Europe. Which Late Antique Latin
>>>>> philosopher was responsible for what western Europeans of the time
>>>>> knew of Aristotle? (1 point)
>>>>>
>>>>> 3. In Medieval times, the Nine Worthies were a group of nine men
>>>>> thought to represent the pinnacle of chivalry. Who was the one Roman
>>>>> to be included in this company? (1 point)
>>>>>
>>>>>    Valete,
>>>>>      A. Iulius Paterculus
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