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Ancient Roman Trivia #1

Based on the hints, name these facts about Ancient Rome.
Last updated: September 05, 2018
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Twin brothers that founded Rome (according to legend)
Romulus
Remus
Language of Rome
Latin
City-state that Rome warred with three times, from 264-146 BC
Carthage
Name for those wars
The Punic Wars
Gladiator who sparked a huge slave revolt from 73-71 BC
Spartacus
King of the Roman gods
Jupiter
Famous road connecting Rome to Brindisi
Appian Way
Name for a bridge built to convey water to cities
Aqueduct
Advisory council of 300-500 wealthy Roman citizens
Senate
General who conquered Gaul and become dictator
Julius Caesar
Day of the year in which he was assassinated
March 15th
First emperor of Rome
Augustus
Temple to "all-gods" with a concrete dome
Pantheon
Emperor who supposedly "fiddled while Rome burned"
Nero
Huge Roman stadium, also called the Flavian Amphitheatre
Colosseum
Emperor under whom Rome reached its greatest territorial extent
Trajan
Emperor who built a wall in northern England
Hadrian
Poisonous substance sometimes used to sweeten wine
Lead
Emperor who moved the capital, and who was converted to Christianity
Constantine
Name for the Greek-speaking Eastern Empire
Byzantine Empire
Most famous church in Constantinople
Hagia Sophia
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level 70
Jul 22, 2013
fun quiz. thanks. 2.23 left.
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level 75
Aug 22, 2013
Shouldn't just "Julius" work for that answer? Got it anyway. Missed lead. Didn't know that it tasted good. No wonder kids like to eat it. paint chips. Chinese toys. Those delicious delicious toys...
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level 44
Aug 3, 2015
I agree that "Julius" should work, since "Augustus" does.
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level ∞
Mar 29, 2016
"Render onto Julius the things that are Julius's?"

"I come to bury Julius, not to praise him?"

Sorry, but it's just not right
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level 77
Aug 6, 2016
Well, "Render onto Caesar the things that are Caesar's" refers to Tiberius... Or maybe Caligula, it depends on when the events depicted in the gospels happened.
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level 75
Aug 6, 2016
I can reference lines from the Bible that treat Pharaoh as a proper name in the same way those lines seem to treat Ceasar, and a quiz that disqualifies Pharaoh as a character in the Bible under the assumption that it is a title and not a name.

So while you may be right, that doesn't seem like the strongest argument.
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level 73
Oct 16, 2016
In the commentaries Caesar refers to himself as Caesar, I think the clue is just fine
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level 75
Jan 30, 2019
and Pharaoh refers to himself as Pharaoh.
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level 73
Mar 15, 2019
Caesar became an honorific after Julius Caesar's death as a result of him adopting Octavian. It was just a name until then.
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level 44
Aug 22, 2013
Lead... to sweeten... wine. That would explain a lot about Nero.
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level 75
Aug 30, 2014
I was always taught they got lead poisoning from their water pipes. I like the wine idea better.
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
a little of both apparently.
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level 55
Mar 21, 2019
Nero had a lot of bad press.
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level 56
Aug 22, 2013
Didn't know about that lead.
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level 55
May 20, 2014
At least high school Latin class was good for something.
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level 70
Aug 6, 2016
Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit.
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level 67
Aug 9, 2016
ut non inveniat quod
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level 70
Oct 18, 2017
Carpe donuts!
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level 57
Aug 7, 2016
Could you accept St Sophia?
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level 50
Mar 15, 2019
It's not named after a saint, though -- the name means "holy wisdom".
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level 71
Dec 20, 2016
All I could think of was Via Appia. Left off the "n"
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level 56
Jan 13, 2017
Always Fail with Hadrian. I know like dozens of Adrian, Adrià, Adrianne, Ariadne, etc. That H is just Evil
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level 67
Jan 13, 2017
Why no mention of the most famous Roman ..... 'Gluteus Maximus'?
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level 75
Nov 18, 2017
Because he was an ass
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level 72
Nov 19, 2017
The Colosseum isn't a stadium. A stadium was an oblong building of greek tradition where running competitions occured. The most well-known stadium in the city of Rome was Domitian's stadium (current-day piazza Navona).
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level 42
Jun 10, 2018
You should accept the latin names. iupiter traianus hadrianus constantinus
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level 77
Sep 6, 2018
Simple thought - If the questions are in English why would the answers be in Latin??? Poem I learned in Latin class: Latin is a language, at least it used to be. First it killed the Romans and now it's killin' me.
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level 33
Jan 30, 2019
lol, so much of the ones i got wrong were just me not knowing how to spell or thinking of the right answer before thinking nahhh that cant be right
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level 71
Jan 30, 2019
Please could you allow Aya Sofia or Aya Sofya? I keep forgetting the non-Turkish version
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level 75
Mar 15, 2019
I often try this just because it is fewer letters, but it rarely works.
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level 58
Mar 15, 2019
Given how lenient answers are, that probably should work. This is a quiz in English though and that's not what it's called by English speakers. I'm bilingual and I firmly believe it's more appropriate to pronounce words and use place names in the language being used. English is a very flexible and forgiving language, so it really doesn't much matter much so long as you're successfully conveying what you're trying to say but it's probably best to just avoid confusion in the first place.
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level 73
Mar 15, 2019
There's a few Roman history quizzes on my page if anyone wants to have a go
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level 28
Mar 15, 2019
I think that Octavius should be accpeted for Augustus
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level 73
Mar 15, 2019
His name was Octavian and it is
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