Episode 64 Quiz

Welcome to the quiz for Episode 64: Ovid’s Exile. See what you remember about Ovid’s later work and the final decade of his life by clicking “START” below!

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True or false?: Ovid’s third wife accompanied him on his trip to Tomis.

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The poem that Ovid indicates helped spur his exile was his:

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In 9 BCE, Augustus was shocked by:

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This aspect of Augustus, evident from legislation he passed relatively early during his reign, was likely part of the reason he exiled Ovid in 8 CE:

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In 10 BCE, Augustus had five viable male heirs. Which of the following on the list below was NOT one of these heirs.

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The general way that literary historians describe “Silver Age,” as opposed to “Golden Age” Latin literature – the Silver Age being the age after Ovid – is that:

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Augustus’ daughter Julia, in 2 BCE,

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Ovid’s exilic work speaks highly of this man, the brother of the future emperor Claudius, the father of the future emperor Caligula, and the grandfather of the future emperor Nero:

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Which of the following is NOT a common motif in Ovid’s late poetry?

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In the very first poem in the Tristia, Ovid announces that “I only / survive by the courtesy of a god” (Tr I.1.19-20). Who is the god in question?

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Tomis, the settlement to which Ovid was exiled, is in the eastern part of modern day:

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Ovid says that a “poem and an error” destroyed his reputation with Augustus and led to his exile. We talked about one theory in regards to this “error.” What was the theory?

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Some of Ovid’s later exilic epistles seem to indicate:

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The mother of Nero Claudius Drusus and Tiberius Claudius Nero (the future emperor Tiberius, in other words) was called:

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Ovid’s attitude toward the Getae, Bessi, Sarmatians, and other tribes in the vicinity of Tomis is:

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