Roman History

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Trojan ancestor of Romans
Aeneas
Legendary founder of Rome
Romulus
Woman whose rape sealed the fate of the old Roman monarchy
Lucretia
Held the position of dictator long enough to defeat the enemy, then return to his fields
Cincinnatus
Executive power in the Republic, two men held one year terms
Consul
Priestesses in whose temple the treasury was kept
Vestal Virgins
Major Roman port at the mouth of the Tiber
Ostia
Roman general who ultimately triumphed in the Second Punic War
Scipio
Roman orator who derided both Carthage and Greek customs
Cato
Brothers who were assassinated due to calls for land reform
Gracchi
Leader of slave uprising in southern Italy, killed by Crassus
Spartacus
Proclaimed dictator-for-life in 44 BC, assassinated
Julius Caesar
Roman orator who derided the above, was assassinated by Antony after above's death
Cicero
Naval battle at which Mark Antony and Cleopatra were defeated
Actium
First Roman Emperor
Augustus
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Poet exiled by above for salacious work on seduction
Ovid
Ill-fated general who lost 3 legions in Germany in 9 AD
Varus
Emperor who conquered Britain
Claudius
Stoic philosopher and tutor to Nero
Seneca
The Roman Empire reached its territorial height under his reign
Trajan
Last of the "Five Good Emperors", wrote "Meditations"
Marcus Aurelius
Emperor who extended citizenship to all free men in Roman Empire
Caracalla
Emperor who divided the Roman Empire into eastern and western halves
Diocletian
Decree that legalized Christianity
Edict of Milan
Issued above decree, stabilized Empire, moved to capital of Eastern Roman Empire
Constantine
378 AD battle in which the Visigoths killed the emperor and a third of his army
Adrianople
Made Christianity the official faith of the Roman Empire
Theodosius
Last emperor of the Western Roman Empire
Romulus Augustulus
Year of the Western Roman Empire's collapse
476 AD
Name by which the Eastern Roman Empire became known
Byzantine Empire
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Level 23
Sep 18, 2012
With seconds to spare, 100%. Great quiz, covering almost all major important events and people in the Roman Kingdon, Republic and Empire.
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Level 79
Dec 30, 2013
I tried about 10 different variants of Julius, I think I might have spelled Caesar Ceasar and Cesar. oh well..
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Level 71
Dec 30, 2013
I thought I allowed for those spellings. Sorry about that!
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Level 80
Mar 16, 2014
Very nice quiz. The fact that only 27% know of the battle of Actium proves that few people are really into roman history... but since I missed the battle of Adrianople, I shouldn't be so unkind ;).
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Level 65
Nov 16, 2016
I can never remember that name. I think Antioch, Alexandria, Antietam, Actinium, etc. but never the right one.
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Level 37
Nov 15, 2014
It was Constantine who made christianity the official religion, Theodosius only allowed christianity in the empire
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Level 71
Nov 15, 2014
Nope, it's the other way around.