Take another quiz >

Famous Greeks and Romans Quiz

Based on the clue, name these famous Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: November 23, 2016
First submittedMay 25, 2011
Times taken37,797
Rating4.62
4:00
Enter answer here:
0
 / 24 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Romans
He crossed the Rubicon, but didn't
survive the Ides of March
Julius Caesar
First Roman emperor
Augustus
First Christian emperor
Constantine
Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend him your ears
Mark Antony
Gladiator who led a slave revolt
Spartacus
Namesake of a wall in northern England
Hadrian
Roman emperor and stoic philosopher
Marcus Aurelius
Ancient Rome's most famous physician
Galen
He didn't actually fiddle as Rome burned
Nero
Poet who wrote "Metamorphoses"
Ovid
Author of the Aeneid
Virgil
Famous orator in the waning days
of the Roman Republic
Cicero
Greeks
"Methodic" philospher who
drank hemlock
Socrates
Founder of the Academy in Athens
Plato
Alexander the Great's tutor
Aristotle
A2 + B2 = C2
Pythagoras
"The Father of History"
Herodotus
Supposed author of "The Iliad"
Homer
Lesbian poet, circa 600 B.C.
Sappho
Author of a doctor's oath
Hippocrates
Led 300 Spartans at Thermopylae
Leonidas
Had a eureka moment in the bathtub
Archimedes
Author of famous fables, circa 600 B.C.
Aesop
"The Father of Geometry"
Euclid
+2
level 71
May 27, 2011
I had my own eureka moment in the bathtub, that's another quiz...
+1
level 33
Nov 5, 2011
Could Marc Antony be accepted??
+1
level ∞
Nov 5, 2011
Already is!
+1
level 66
Apr 18, 2014
Yeah, could you accept 'Mark Anthony' please?
+1
level ∞
Oct 18, 2014
Okay
+3
level 77
Dec 1, 2014
Could you accept "Mr. Jennifer Lopez?"
+1
level 30
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 77
Dec 1, 2014
If you read anything about the period it's impossible to not see his name.
+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 75
Sep 28, 2013
His mother. Except when he was in trouble. Then it was "Julius Gauis Caesar!
+1
level 53
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).
+1
level 42
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.
+2
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 62
Sep 9, 2019
Yea those and a few more always strike me as odd when i see them. Especially with ovid, it feels like aarrgh something is missing please show the rest of the word (sort of like sheldon from the big bang. I feel it physically with that one, i guess because it is simply cut off instead of altered). Aristoteles aswell
+1
level 62
Sep 9, 2019
And homerus, hadrianus, euclides aesopes, galenus ow and constantinus. And those are only from this quiz ! So that is 10/24 nearly half is anglicised.

edit I realise now i mentioned both greek and roman, and you didnt say anything about greek. Just for roman it is actually 6/12 that are anglicised in this quiz..

+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.
+1
level 21
May 5, 2013
Suggest you accept Marcus Antonius AND Mark Anthony (with an incorrect, but surely forgiveable, "h")
+1
level 40
May 29, 2013
can Ptolemy (can be considered the father of modern astronomy) be on this quiz?
+1
level 67
Sep 18, 2013
The biggest challenge was figuring out English spelling of Latin and Greek words.
+1
level 68
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 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 46
Dec 1, 2014
Apostole Paul could be added as he was Roman citizen and undoubtably one of the most famous people ever.
+1
level 58
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 69
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 78
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 62
Sep 9, 2019
That is the only one i havent heard of (or cant clearly recall) in this quiz. I cant believe some of the other (imo famous ones) scoring lower
+1
level 67
Dec 1, 2014
I almost missed Herodotus because I kept thinking of Thucydides.
+1
level 65
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 54
Aug 10, 2015
I am Spartacus!
+2
level 80
Sep 24, 2017
That guy's Spartacus.
+1
level 45
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 39
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 54
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 67
Sep 25, 2017
Missed Galen. He's the only one I've never heard of.
+1
level 67
Mar 1, 2019
To my shame (I'm a doctor), so did I. But I didn't have your excuse.
+1
level 66
Sep 19, 2019
As long as you knew who Hippocrates was I think your good
+1
level 66
Mar 17, 2019
Hm, I didn’t realize that Ovid was Kafka’s Roman pen name.
+1
level 46
Oct 22, 2019
Could we have a little more spelling leniency with Hippocrates? I kept trying it with a Y.