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Geography of the Roman Empire

Can you guess these answers related to the geography of the ancient Roman Empire?
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First submittedJanuary 14, 2017
Last updatedMarch 4, 2017
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Most common language in ancient Rome
Latin
The capital of the empire was moved to this city in 324 AD
Constantinople
Roman name for the region of modern-day France
Gallia (Gaul)
This city, near modern-day Tunis, was destroyed by Rome in the Third Punic War
Carthage
The most famous road in the Roman Empire. Completed in 264 BC,
it connected Rome and Brindisi
Appian Way
Rome was built on this river
Tiber
This area served as the "meeting place" of central Rome
The Forum
This massive concrete dome served as a temple to all Gods. It still stands today
Pantheon
This 73 mile wall spanned northern England
Hadrian's Wall
These two rivers separated Roman territory from Germania
Danube
Rhine
Caesar said "the die is cast" as he crossed this river at the Italian border.
The modern-day location is unclear
Rubicon
City in Egypt that was once the second most populous in the Empire
Alexandria
Volcano near Naples that erupted in 79 AD
Mount Vesuvius
City destroyed in that eruption
Pompeii or Herculaneum
The English word "palace" is derived from the name of this hill in central Rome
Palatine Hill
This modern-day city on the Croatian coast was originally a palace
built by the emperor Diocletian
Split
City in England known to the Romans as "Aquae Sulis"
Bath
Rome's largest horse-racing arena
Circus Maximus
Middle East kingdom, led by Herod, that was annexed in 6 AD
Judea
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level 60
Jan 14, 2017
I'm happy with this score considering I know Latin.
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level 66
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 63
Jan 19, 2017
Worked for me. Superb quiz, thanks.
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level 77
Feb 16, 2017
Palpatine Hill also doesn't work.
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level 39
Aug 20, 2017
haha
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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 77
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 29
Mar 14, 2017
Judea is the English.
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level 69
Sep 4, 2017
splitters
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level 73
Feb 16, 2017
can you accept istanbul (for constantinople)?
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level 54
Feb 16, 2017
probably a good idea, also byzantium & byzantion if not accepted already
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level 55
Feb 16, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 56
Feb 16, 2017
I got 70% and only two points
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level 57
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 66
Jul 13, 2017
I LOVE THOSE BOOKS
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level 66
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 38
Sep 9, 2019
^ And what dragged the chariots?
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level 60
Aug 12, 2017
Roma, est optime. Cur enim non amplius doceri?
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level 55
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 66
Jan 29, 2018
Please accept Latin equivalents for location names in Rome, e.g. Palatino, Appia, etc.
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level 58
Dec 23, 2018
Can you accept Judaea for Judea?
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level 71
Feb 21, 2019
Great news! The modern-day location of Rubicon has been discovered: Liège province.