The 1st and 2nd Century BC Quiz

Can you guess these notable people, places, and things from the years 1-200 BC?
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Last updated: February 27, 2021
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Year
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Answer
4 BC
This client king of Judea, known for the Massacre of the Innocents, dies
Herod the Great
7 BC
This biblical figure is born in a manger in Bethlehem
Jesus Christ
19 BC
This Roman national epic poem and masterpiece, written by Virgil, is published
The Aeneid
27 BC
The Roman Republic ends when this man becomes the first Roman Emperor
Augustus
30 BC
This last Egyptian pharaoh kills herself
Cleopatra
44 BC
Julius Caesar is assassinated on this day of the year
the Ides of March
47 BC
"I came, I saw, I conquered", in Latin
Veni, vidi, vici
49 BC
Caesar illegally crosses this river which incited a civil war
Rubicon
50 BC
Famous comic book: "The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely
occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely..."
Asterix
59 BC
Caesar, Crassus and Pompey the Great establish this type of alliance
where three individuals hold power
Triumvirate
63 BC
This man, probably the best-known Roman orator, becomes consul
Cicero
71 BC
This gladiator leads a bloody slave uprising
(you might know the 1960 Kirk Douglas film)
Spartacus
c.100 BC
An unknown artist creates this well-known statue
Venus de Milo
108 BC
First proven mention of this present-day Korean city
Pyongyang
c. 114 BC
This trade route network connecting Europe with China is used for the first time
the Silk Road
133 BC
This city becomes to first ever to have more than 1,000,000 inhabitants
Rome
146 BC
The Third Punic War ends with the complete destruction of this city
Carthage
153 BC
By changing the date, this day becomes the first of the Roman year
January 1
164 BC
By rededicating the Holy Temple, the Jews start commemorating this holiday
Hanukkah
196 BC
This Egyptian stone, rediscovered in 1799 to study hieroglyphs, is created
Rosetta Stone
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Level 70
Feb 27, 2019
I find the Asterix one misleading. I thought it referred to a person comic, not a comic book.
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Level 57
Feb 5, 2021
I typed Jan 1 and 1st Jan, didn't work. Please accept short forms for dates.
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Level 60
Feb 28, 2021
Surprised to see new things happened in the first and second centuries.