Geography of the Roman Empire

Can you guess these answers related to the geography of the ancient Roman Empire?
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Last updated: March 23, 2020
First submittedJanuary 14, 2017
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What was the most common language in ancient Rome?
Latin
What city became the capital of the empire in 324 AD?
Constantinople
What was the Roman name for the region of modern-day France?
Gallia (Gaul)
What city, near modern-day Tunis, was destroyed by Rome in the Third Punic War?
Carthage
What famous road, completed in 264 BC, connected Rome and Brindisi?
Appian Way
On what river was Rome built?
Tiber
What area served as the "meeting place" of central Rome?
The Forum
What still-standing concrete dome served as a temple to all Gods?
Pantheon
What 73 mile long wall spanned northern England?
Hadrian's Wall
What two rivers separated Roman territory from Germania?
Danube
Rhine
What river at the Italian border did Caesar cross, saying "the die is cast"?
(The modern-day location is unclear)
Rubicon
What Egyptian city was once the second most populous in the Empire?
Alexandria
What volcano near Naples erupted in 79 AD?
Mount Vesuvius
What cities were destroyed in the eruption (name either)?
Pompeii / Herculaneum
What hill in Rome is the source of the English word "palace"?
Palatine Hill
What modern-day city on the Croatian coast was originally a palace
built by the emperor Diocletian
Split
What English city was known to the Romans as "Aquae Sulis"?
Bath
What was Rome's largest horse-racing arena?
Circus Maximus
What Middle East kingdom, led by Herod, was annexed in 6 AD?
Judea
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Level 61
Jan 14, 2017
I'm happy with this score considering I know Latin.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2017
Why do I have to type "Palatine Hill" instead of just "Palatine", especially when the question already explicitly asks for a hill?
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2017
You don't. Must have spelled it wrong.
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Level 62
Jan 19, 2017
Worked for me. Superb quiz, thanks.
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Level 80
Feb 16, 2017
Palpatine Hill also doesn't work.
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Level 42
Aug 20, 2017
haha
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Level 81
Jan 12, 2020
The whole Senate and Empire idea was ripped from Rome.
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Level 71
Jan 16, 2017
grrr. Somehow I got stuck on "agora" for the meeting place and couldn't think of anything else. Couldn't find what Judea would be called in English either (I could only think of "Judah").
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Level 80
Feb 16, 2017
Judah and Judea are different things. Judah was absorbed into the Neo-Babylonian Empire a long time before Rome annexed Judea.
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Level 74
Feb 16, 2017
can you accept istanbul (for constantinople)?
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Level 57
Feb 16, 2017
probably a good idea, also byzantium & byzantion if not accepted already
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Level 59
Feb 16, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 60
Feb 16, 2017
I got 70% and only two points
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Level 56
Feb 16, 2017
Try getting more right next time. I would imagine the points will increase. :P
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2017
Diocletian clearly didn't want anyone visiting his special city.
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Level 25
Feb 16, 2017
Istanbul should work
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Level 71
Mar 3, 2017
I always knew reading Asterix would help
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Level 70
Jul 13, 2017
I LOVE THOSE BOOKS
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Level 70
Jul 13, 2017
The Circus Maximus was a CHARIOT-racing arena, not (well technically, I guess :P) a horse racing arena.
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2019
^ And what dragged the chariots?
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2020
Giraffes!
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2020
a horse race is still something different
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Level 61
Aug 12, 2017
Roma, est optime. Cur enim non amplius doceri?
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Level 59
Jan 9, 2018
Technically, the answer to question 2 is New Rome, as this is what it was originally called of Constantine moved the capital. Also, I disagree with the assertion that Istanbul should work, as that name came into use long after Roman times. Finally, given that the quiz is English, why would anyone give answers in Latin or Italian and expect them to work.
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Level 70
Oct 28, 2019
Because the Romans spoke Latin, not English. Non est veritas?
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2020
Quia saepe responsum protum licet.
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2020
Protum? didn't know that word, and translate and wiktionary weren't much help (even when trying prota and protus after trying possible spelling errors on your side like potum and prosum) but got it eventually :)
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2018
Please accept Latin equivalents for location names in Rome, e.g. Palatino, Appia, etc.
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2020
and also via appia
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Level 64
Apr 13, 2020
The Latin name was (mons/collis) Palatinus, not Palatino.
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Level 66
Dec 23, 2018
Can you accept Judaea for Judea?
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Level ∞
Mar 23, 2020
Okay
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Level 74
Feb 21, 2019
Great news! The modern-day location of Rubicon has been discovered: Liège province.
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Level 53
Apr 6, 2020
Huh?
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Level 55
Apr 6, 2020
I'm a theology student, and I've asked my supervisors and lecturers multiple times if I can use 'Judah' or 'Judea' or if there's any substantial difference; they say to use either. I mainly use Judah out of personal preference and so I guessed that first. Could the answer be changed to accept Judah, Judea and Judaea?
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2020
They're not the same thing.
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Level 53
Apr 6, 2020
Ask a classicist.
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2020
Isn't there a verb missing in the question for the Egyptian city?
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2020
Definitely some bits missing in the egyptian city question
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2020
Added the missing word.
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2020
The only verb in that question is 'was'.
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Level 63
Apr 6, 2020
Lovely quiz, but a bit too easy?
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Level 58
Apr 6, 2020
No, at least not based of the % of questions people got wrong.
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Level 49
Apr 6, 2020
Kept on trying to spell Dubrovinik.🤣😂
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2020
Dubrovnik*
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Level 62
Apr 6, 2020
I messed up on spelling herculaneum. I always try to spell it with a k
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Level 53
Apr 6, 2020
Pompeii is easier ;)
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Level 67
Apr 6, 2020
A question mark is missing in the Croatia question.