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Based on the clue, name these famous Ancient Greeks and Romans.
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Romans
He crossed the Rubicon, but didn't
survive the Ides of March
First Roman emperor
First Christian emperor
Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend him your ears
Gladiator who led a slave revolt
Namesake of a wall in northern England
Roman emperor and stoic philosopher
Ancient Rome's most famous physician
He didn't actually fiddle as Rome burned
Poet who wrote "Metamorphoses"
Author of the Aeneid
Famous orator in the waning days
of the Roman Republic
Greeks
"Methodic" philospher who
drank hemlock
Founder of the Academy in Athens
Alexander the Great's tutor
A2 + B2 = C2
"The Father of History"
Supposed author of "The Iliad"
Lesbian poet, circa 600 B.C.
Author of a doctor's oath
Led 300 Spartans at Thermopylae
Had a eureka moment in the bathtub
Author of famous fables, circa 600 B.C.
"The Father of Geometry"
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Answer
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level 43
May 25, 2011
Octavian should be added as an acceptable answer for Augustus
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level 44
Sep 6, 2014
The thing is that since he became Emperor, he was no longer legally called Octavian. Together with assuming the title, he shed his old name Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus and took a new one, Imperator Caesar Augustus.
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level 40
Oct 5, 2014
So did Norma Jean Mortenson disappear when Marilyn Monroe hit the stage? That's a vote for Octavian, by the way.
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2014
Okay, I guess.
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level 60
Dec 1, 2014
No, Norma Jean Mortenson vanished when she became Norma Jean Baker, and that vanished when she became Marilyn Monroe.
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level 65
Dec 2, 2014
She did, in fact, vanish in none of those occasions, no more than the subsequent versions just popped up into existence at the moment of the name change.
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level 73
Dec 4, 2014
Have you seen Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? Chomsky, out of his depth when talking about foreign policy and politics, is as usual fascinating when speaking on the subject of language, symbols, and how humans think about these things. He had some really interesting things to say on this subject. and it is interesting that most people consider a person to be the same person even if that person has undergone considerable change. He used the example of a fairy tale where a prince is transmogrified into a frog or something along those lines. Getting older, going through a serious makeover, changing careers and your name and hair color is a little less extreme, but it still applies. What makes something the same thing, even if it has a different name, appearance, even different molecules as skin dies and sloughs off etc... ? There's little objective justification for this belief but most humans would agree with gandalf anyway.
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level 55
Aug 10, 2015
I can't see the word 'transmogrified' without thinking about Calvin and his gun. Good stuff.
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level 56
Mar 20, 2016
A person is a brain controlling a body. Doesn't matter what happens to your body, your sense of self is maintained by your brain. Kind of irrelevant to name changes.
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level 73
Sep 23, 2017
changes occur in your brain, too.
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level 6
Feb 28, 2018
That was his name before he was emperor, so technically it’s wrong. i see what you’re saying though
+1
level 19
May 25, 2011
Vergil is the actual Roman spelling of his name.
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level ∞
May 25, 2011
If you want to be picky, it's Publius Vergilius Maro.

Virgil is the more typical English spelling:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgil

But, if you type Vergil, it will work now.

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level 54
May 26, 2011
God knows, we LOVE picky.
+1
level 69
May 27, 2011
I had my own eureka moment in the bathtub, that's another quiz...
+1
level 60
Dec 1, 2014
Thar She Blows!!!
+1
level 32
Jul 31, 2011
I missed Leonidas just because I spelled it Leonidus...
+1
level 56
Aug 31, 2011
Wow, Cicero and Sappho so low...! :(
+1
level 11
Sep 5, 2011
I would have thought more would get Sappho but then again Socrates would not come to me!!!!
+2
level 60
Dec 1, 2014
How many guys tried Lesbos??
+1
level 73
Dec 1, 2014
What did he come on?
+1
level 13
Sep 16, 2011
hadrian, aurelius, ovid, but i couldn't think of cicero or leonidas? shameful...
+1
level 26
Oct 5, 2011
missed the easy ones... damn my brain!
+1
level 33
Nov 5, 2011
Could Marc Antony be accepted??
+1
level ∞
Nov 5, 2011
Already is!
+1
level 43
Mar 2, 2014
And Mark Anthony?
+1
level 60
Apr 18, 2014
Yeah, could you accept 'Mark Anthony' please?
+1
level ∞
Oct 18, 2014
Okay
+1
level 73
Dec 1, 2014
Could you accept "Mr. Jennifer Lopez?"
+1
level 29
Dec 17, 2011
Sweet quiz! Got 'em all (but then, I'm a Latin teacher:) )
+1
level 44
Dec 30, 2011
I really should have got Leonidas, thats quite shameful... Only 16% for Herodotus? My Ancient History teacher would not let me forget that he was the Father of History
+1
level 73
Dec 1, 2014
If you read anything about the period it's impossible to not see his name.
+1
level 14
Feb 15, 2012
poor Galen
+1
level 66
May 8, 2014
I suspect the low percentage reflects the dumdums like me who typed 'galan' then gave up when that didn't work.
+1
level 14
Mar 26, 2012
can you take pythagorus for an answer?
+1
level ∞
Mar 26, 2012
Yes. Added more acceptable answers for that one.
+1
level 40
Aug 1, 2012
Are you kidding me? Julius is not accepted for "Julius Caesar". By that logic, we should have to enter "Emperor Nero" and "King Leonidas"
+1
level ∞
Aug 1, 2012
Who has ever referred to him as merely Julius?
+2
level 72
Sep 28, 2013
His mother. Except when he was in trouble. Then it was "Julius Gauis Caesar!
+1
level 55
Feb 12, 2014
@postwaste: No, Julius is the family name. To his mother he would have been Gaius, Gaius Iulius Caesar when in trouble (although she might have used something else, because his father was called Gaius Iulius Caesar as well).
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level 43
Aug 24, 2014
I think you're confused. Caesar did not become a title until much later, so in this case, the "Caesarii" are the family of the Iulian line he belonged to.
+1
level 60
Sep 25, 2017
"Caesares" is the Latin plural for Caesar (the family would be the Iulii Caesares, or if you want to be technical, the Ivlii Caesares), but otherwise you're right
+1
level 40
Feb 10, 2013
I always though it was a bit funny that Mark Antony was the one Roman who has his name anglosied. Wonder why. Cos of Shakespeare? I mean, his name was Marcus Antonius. And he was a real jerk it seems. Cicero, Pompey, Cato, Brutus etc... WAY more likeable.
+1
level 44
Sep 6, 2014
Actually, Mark Antony is far from being the only anglicised Roman name. Think of all those names ending in -ianus in Latin and -ian in English, think of Pliny (for Plinius), Virgil (for Vergilius), Ovid (for Ovidius) and doubtless others which I cannot recall now (:
+1
level 41
Dec 1, 2014
Martial, Livy, Constantine, Diocletian, Gordian, Vespasian, Domitian, Trajan, Hadrian.... There's a bunch with anglicized names!
+1
level 60
Sep 25, 2017
oddly enough "Pompey" is another Anglicized name (from Pompeius). Plenty more are also Anglicized, mostly the Romans that were well known to English speakers in the 17th and 18th century. Virgil, Pliny, Trajan, Hadrian, Octavian, Antony, etc., to say nothing of the Romans whose names are written as they were in Latin but whose common English pronunciation is so far off the original mark, like Cicero (pronounced Kikero in Latin), Porcia (Porkia), Caesar (Kay-sar), etc.
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level 21
May 5, 2013
Suggest you accept Marcus Antonius AND Mark Anthony (with an incorrect, but surely forgiveable, "h")
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level 40
May 29, 2013
can Ptolemy (can be considered the father of modern astronomy) be on this quiz?
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level 36
Aug 17, 2013
Please accept Octavian
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level 66
Sep 18, 2013
The biggest challenge was figuring out English spelling of Latin and Greek words.
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level 66
Dec 30, 2013
Ah! Half of the ones I missed were on the tip of my tongue. I had to confuse Herodotus with Josephus, didn't I?
+1
level 29
Apr 21, 2014
Marcus Antonius should be an accepted answer for Mark Antony. Also, the Nero clue promotes the stupid tabloid rubbish of Suetonius.
+1
level ∞
Oct 18, 2014
Marcus Antonius will work now and I changed the clue for Nero.
+1
level 47
Oct 19, 2014
I always forget Ovid. How can it be than only 26% get Leonidas? The movie 300 isn't that far away in time... Anyone want to check their knowedge of the Roman Provinces? Check out http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/119161/roman-empire-provinces
+1
level 12
Dec 1, 2014
Hippocratus should have been accepted as an answer.
+1
level 45
Dec 1, 2014
Apostole Paul could be added as he was Roman citizen and undoubtably one of the most famous people ever.
+1
level 60
Dec 1, 2014
If what you know about Claudius comes from Graves's "I, Claudius" (and "Claudius the God"), then you probably put him as the answer to "Emperor and Stoic" as the character of Claudius claims to be one.
+1
level 67
Sep 17, 2017
There were a few emperors who practiced stoicism, but Marcus Aurelius is the most famous for it, and is probably also the most emperor who was a philosopher.
+1
level 66
Sep 23, 2017
And the one who wrote a famous book of Stoic philosophy...
+1
level 74
Dec 1, 2014
It's not that I don't like Shakespeare, but I can never remember who says that sentence... Apart from that, I got everything (though I had to check for that physician we call Galien in French).
+1
level 66
Dec 1, 2014
I almost missed Herodotus because I kept thinking of Thucydides.
+1
level 63
Dec 3, 2014
You should have balanced things with 12 Greeks and 12 Romans, not 11/13. But it's a great quizz, thanks.
+1
level 21
Dec 14, 2014
Remus, Romulus?
+1
level 55
Aug 10, 2015
I am Spartacus!
+1
level 74
Sep 24, 2017
That guy's Spartacus.
+1
level 44
Jun 26, 2016
As soon as I saw Mark Anthony, I immediately thought Jennifer Lopez. I created a Jennifer Lopez quiz if anyone wants to try it. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/190018/hard-jennifer-lopez-quiz
+1
level 39
Oct 5, 2016
Epicurus should be on the list
+1
level 21
Jan 18, 2017
awesome history lesson
+2
level 36
Jan 31, 2017
So, I noticed there's not a single old Roman on this list. I like the variety you have in of itself, but I think there should be at least a few older guys likes Scipio Africanus, or Appius, or a historian like Livvy in there. Just my opinion. However, one thing I do call total BS on, is that Alexander the Great isn't on there. Besides that one thing, great quiz!
+1
level 67
Sep 23, 2017
There's definitely a ton of potential for a second Greek/Roman quiz
+2
level 38
Sep 23, 2017
For the roman physician I could not get Pliny the elder out of my head. What would he be classed as?
+2
level 66
Sep 23, 2017
Naturalist.
+1
level 52
Sep 23, 2017
It seems that my school system has taken the Greeks and Romans out of the history classes in exchange for constant talks on the Holocaust and 9-11. Every Single Year!
+1
level 66
Sep 25, 2017
Missed Galen. He's the only one I've never heard of.
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