Saturday, December 10, 2005

A little Roman fun...

Firstly, as posted in rogueclassicism, an article on Gladiators. If you don't feel like registering with the NYT, David Meadows' post includes the text here.

Secondly, a "Who in Ancient Rome are You?" quiz, just for fun:

Banished Scholar
You scored 24 privilegedbirth, 60 scholarliness, 17 ruthlessness, and 41 outspokenness!

You're lucky to be banished! Most guys like you end up with their
entrails on the front steps. You rose from your lowly birth with
learning, but you forgot to keep your mouth shut. Nobody likes a party
pooper, and pointing out the foibles of Roman society did not earn you
that nice cushy position tutoring the Senator's feeble-minded
offspring. It is suggested that you never set foot in Rome again, but I
hear things are much milder and more tolerant down in Judea, so maybe
make your way over there. Cheers!



My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 51% on privilegedbirth
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You scored higher than 94% on scholarliness
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You scored higher than 3% on ruthlessness
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You scored higher than 89% on outspokenness
Link: The Who in Ancient Rome Are You Test written by chickennibbler on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Are they telling me I should shut my trap? :-P

5 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Somewhat interestingly, I came up as barbarian chieftain:

Barbarian Chieftain
You scored 16 privilegedbirth, 14 scholarliness, 45 ruthlessness, and 36 outspokenness!
You would never let non-Patrician birth stand in your way! You lead the hordes of Celts or Turks or maybe Local 147 into battle to bring down the Legions of Doom. Rome must burn, and you will use all of your cunning and stirring speeches to rouse your Picts against the Empire. At least until you cut a deal with the Caesars and set up your own nice principality to govern. Neat.

8:42 AM  
Blogger David said...

... I'll add that I scored "0%" on scholarliness, apparently because I haven't read many books in the last few months and can't quote Kant

8:46 AM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

LOL! Yeah, I don't exactly run around quoting Kant either, and my parents weren't teachers... I mean, I think they expect quite a lot of people in order to be scholars at all!

11:31 AM  
Anonymous zibblsnrt said...

Banished Scholar (29, 60, 17, 43) here. Given some of my answers I'm surprised I didn't simply score "executed." ;)

9:19 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Haha, there probably isn't such an answer...

1:05 PM  

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