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Flashcards in Latin Lit Deck (100):
1

Metamorphoses

Ovid

2

Annales

Q. Ennius

3

Monobiblos

Propertius

4

Institutio Oratoria

Quintilian

5

Asinus Aureus

Apuleius

6

Epodes

Horace

7

Noctes Atticae

Aulus Gellius

8

Origines

Cato the Elder

9

Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

10

Apocolocyntosis

Seneca the Younger

11

What author translated the Odyssey into Latin and is considered the “Father of Latin Literature”?

Livius Andronicus

12

What elegiac poet wrote a collection of 117 poems dedicated to Cornelius Nepos?

Catullus

13

What author wrote Book VIII of the De Bello Gallico?

Hirtius

14

What six book didactic work by Lucretius explains Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience?

De Rerum Natura

15

What author wrote the works Bellum Catilinae and Bellum Iugurthinum?

Sallust

16

Which of the following is NOT a work by Ovid?
A. Amores B. Ars Amatoria C. Heroides D. Georgics

D. Georgics

17

What late-Latin author was considered the “Christian Cicero”?

Cyprian

18

The Punica, considered to be the worst poem in Latin literature, was written by what Silver Age author?

Silius Italicus

19

Which of the following was NOT a work by Tacitus?
A. Historiae B. Agricola C. Germania D. Sermones

D. Sermones

20

What author defended himself against witchcraft in his Apologia?

Apuleius

21

What work by Statius contains 32 poems in 5 books including the “Hymn to Sleep”?

Silvae

22

What is the term for the fusion of two Greek plays into one in Latin, a constant critique of Terence?

Contaminatio

23

Which of the following was NOT part of the ‘Triumvirate’ that conspired to rule all of Gaul in Caesar’s De
Bello Gallico?

Ambiorix

24

What Roman author feuded with the Metelli and wrote the praetextae Lupus and Clastidium?

Gnaeus Naevius

25

What elegiac poet wrote “ave atque vale” in a poem about visiting his brother’s tomb in Bithynia?

Catullus

26

What author born around 180 BCE wrote 30 books of Satire?

Lucilius

27

In which of Juvenal’s Satires does he deliver a rant against women?

6

28

What elegiac poet, most of whose lines are lost, was addressed in Vergil’s tenth Eclogue?

Tibullus

29

Which of the following did NOT write fabulae togatae?
A. Afranius B. Pacuvius C. Atta D. Titinius

B. Pacuvius

30

In what speech of Cicero does he defend the status and citizenship of a Greek poet?

Pro Archia

31

What is the oldest extant prose work in Latin?

De Agricultura

32

What author wrote a three-volume universal history of the world?

Cornelius Nepos

33

Who wrote De Architectura?

Vitruvius

34

What author wrote a 10-book work of cooking recipes entitled “De Coquendo” or “De Re Coquinaria”?

Apicius

35

What Silver Age author, who died at age 25, wrote lost works including De Incendio Urbis and the
Catachtonion?

Lucan

36

What Roman author was librarian under Trajan and Hadrian and wrote a De Viris Illustribus?

Suetonius

37

Which of the following plays of Plautus has no speaking roles for women?

Captivi

38

Which of the following places is not mentioned in Vergil’s epitaph?
A. Calabri B. Mantua C. Parthenope D. Verona

D. Verona

39

Which of the following is NOT an example of Menippean Satire?
A. Apocolocyntosis B. Thebaid C. Consolatio Philosophiae D. Satyricon

B. Thebaid

40

What rival does Terence bash in the prologue of his Eunuchus?

Luscius

41

What late Republic author wrote a 2-book grammatical treatise entitled De Analogia?

Julius Caesar

42

What author, a Greek brought to Rome, wrote a 40-book history recounting the period between the First
Punic War and the sack of Carthage?

Polybius

43

“Carpe diem” and “aurea mediocritas” are both phrases coined by what author?

Horace

44

What, according to Apuleius, was the real name of Propertius’ Cynthia?

Hostia

45

What author famously claimed that, “Satura tota nostra est” or “satire is wholly Roman”?

Quintilian

46

What poem of Catullus contains the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and Theseus’ abandonment of Ariadne?

64

47

What play of Terence failed to hold the audience in its first two showings of 165 and 160 BCE, until it was
finally presented successfully on its third attempt?

Hecyra

48

What author was considered by Cicero to be Rome’s best tragedian?

Pacuvius

49

What work in the “Appendix Vergiliana” is the source of the phrase e pluribus unum?

Moretum

50

What work of Plautus is based on the mistaken identity of two twins and is the source for Shakespeare’s
Comedy of Errors?

Menaechmi

51

Who are the first and last men, respectively, covered by Suetonius in his De Vita Caesarum?

J. Caesar - Domitian

52

In which work is the story of Cupid and Psyche recounted?

Asinus Aureus

53

Messala Corvinus was the literary patron to which of the following?

Ovid

54

In the corpus of what elegiac poet were the works of Lygdamus and Sulpicia the Younger included?

Tibullus

55

In what Book of Caesar’s De Bello Gallico does Caesar defeat Vercingetorix?

7

56

What two books of Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita are completely missing Periochae?

136 & 137

57

What first-century AD author wrote the Argonautica, modeled off of Apollonius of Rhodes?

Valerius Flacchus

58

What Latin author wrote De Lingua Latina and Antiquitates Rerum Humanarum et Divinarum?

Varro

59

What late-historian wrote a 31-book work chronicling the emperors from Nerva to Valens?

Ammianus Marcellinus

60

What late Latin author wrote the Saturnalia and a commentary on Cicero’s Somnium Scipionis?

Macrobius

61

In what book of Vergil’s Aeneid does Aeneas meet the Sibyl of Cumae and travel through the Underworld?

6

62

Who speaks the following line from Vergil’s Aeneid: “Agnosco veteris vestigia flammae”?

Dido

63

Naturales Quaestiones

Lucilius Junior

64

Naturalis Historia

Titus

65

De Rerum Natura

Gaius Memmius

66

Odes

Maecenas

67

What orator, known for his Asiatic style, did Cicero defeat in his case In Verrem?

Hortensius Hortalus

68

What poet was exiled to Tomi by the emperor Augustus for his supposed, “carmen et error”?

Ovid

69

The Widow of Ephesus and Cena Trimalchionis are both sections from what work?

Satyricon

70

What author was consul in A. D. 100 and delivered the Panegyricus Traiani in the same year?

Pliny the Younger

71

What author wrote twelve books of epigrams?

Martial

72

What author wrote six books of satire?

Persius

73

What early Roman author wrote the fabula praetexta Ambracia, tracing the campaigns of his friend Fulvius
Nobilior?

Q. Ennius

74

What late Latin author, a follower of Manichaeism before his conversion to Christianity, wrote the 22-book
work De Civitate Dei?

Augustine

75

Decimus Laberius and Publilius Syrus were both writers of what genre?

Mime

76

What work of Vergil based on Hesiod’s Works and Days includes the story of Aristaeus and the bees?

Georgics

77

Who was the teacher of Horace, whom he called ‘plagosus’ because of his floggings?

Orbilius

78

What work, written by Augustus, begins with the words, “Annos undeviginti natus exercitum”?

Res Gestae

79

What author translated the Bible into Latin and wrote a De Viris Illustribus?

Jerome

80

Who wrote the early Christian dialogue Octavius?

Minucius Felix

81

What author, the court poet of Honorius, wrote the epic De Raptu Proserpinae and a Gigantomachia?

Claudian

82

What author wrote the nine-book collection Facta et Dicta Memorabilia?

Valerius Maximus

83

Who author wrote the oratorical works Controversiae and Suasoriae?

Seneca the Elder

84

What author of the early empire was considered the “Roman Aesop”?

Phaedrus

85

What first century historian wrote a ten-book work on Alexander the Great?

Curtius Rufus

86

Which of the following was NOT cited as a main source by Livy in his Ab Urbe Condita?

Q. Ennius

87

The history of what Roman historian, who lived during the reign of Tiberius, did Pliny the Elder complete in
his Bellum Germanicum?

Aufidius Bassus

88

What author was the tutor of Marcus Aurelius and often exchanged letters with him?

Fronto

89

The earliest inscription of Latin, reading “Manios me fhefhaked Numasioi,” was found on what artifact?

Praeneste Fibula

90

What 4th Century AD historian wrote the Caesares, a brief history chronicling the emperors from Augustus
to Constantius II?

Aurelius Victor

91

What Roman author during the reign of Tiberius wrote a vast encyclopedic treatise of six artes, including
medicine, oratory, and philosophy?

Celsus

92

What teacher taught oratory to both Julius Caesar and Cicero?

Molon of Rhodes

93

What Latin playwright, considered the best of all by Volcacius Sedigitus, wrote the Plocium and Synephebi?

Caecilius Statius

94

Who, according to Suetonius, was the first professor to lecture on Vergil and other poets, in around 26
BCE?

Caecilius Epirota

95

“Arma gravi numero violentaque bella parabam”

Amores by Ovid

96

“Quot homines, tot sententiae”

Terence

97

“Iam primum omnium satis constat”

Ab Urbe Condita

98

“Rem publicam, Quirītēs, vitamque omnium vestrum...vidētis”

3rd Catilinarian

99

“Phoebe silvārumque potēns Diāna”

Carmen Saeculare

100

“Iuvenile vitium est regere non posse impetum”

Seneca the Younger