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Ancient Philosophy Test

Testing your knowledge of Graeco-Roman thought

So you think you know anything about ancient philosophy? Nothing is easier than being an armchair expert in the face of people who couldn't tell Aletheia from Anamnesis to save their lives. But what do you really know, grasshopper? Are you a fearsome black belt or a puny padawan? A go-getting amateur or a genuine expert on ancient philosophy? I guess we'll just have to find out. Ready? Let's begin.

Question 1 of 25

Whose writing style was thought so obscure that it was parodied, even in antiquity?


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While this test can help you gauge the extent of your knowledge of ancient philosophy, it is important to note that static knowledge of philosophy does not necessarily translate into an ability to accurately decipher the ideas behind the concepts and historical contingencies involved. On the other hand, all else being equal, it certainly helps. As such, please note that, as such, the "Ancient Philosophy Test"© cannot say anything about how good you are at actually making contact with the Form of the Good, so to speak, and that the test should not in itself be used as a measurement of an individual's ability to accurately determine the nature of the highest cosmological agents of existence. In other words, the test can only say something about how much an individual knows about ancient philosophy in terms of static book knowledge.

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Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online test is designed to measure the extent of your knowledge of ancient philosophy and is delivered to you free of charge.

2. Comprehensive. The "Ancient Philosophy Test"© does not simply measure your knowledge of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, but of the wider body of Graeco-Roman (especially Greek) thought as a whole. Furthermore, the test also probes the test taker's knowledge of the wider ramifications of ancient thought upon the body of modern and medieval thought.

3. Made by professionals. The authors of this test have academic degrees and/or are published authors in fields related to the domain of ancient philosophy.