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What was the name of her veil, called so because of its color?
Flammeum
What was the nodus Herculaneus?
The knot with which the woolen band around a brides waist was tied that was later untied by her husband.
From whom did Cicero take the term Phillippics?
Demosthenes
What NOMEN was shared by two of Cicero's clients?
Roscius
Who of Cicero's contemporaries was his arch rival in oratory?
Hortensius
Change FERUNT to singular.
fert
Change FERS to plural.
fertis
Change FEREBAR to subjunctive.
ferrer
What is unusual abou the neuter noun castra?
It is plural in form but singular in meaning.
What is odd about vulgus?
It looks masculine, but is neuter
What is odd about locus?
It is usually masculine when singular but neuter when plural.
Quote in Latin the first line of the Aeneid.
Arma virumque cano Troiae qui primus ab oris.
Quote the first seven words of Caesar's De Bello Gallico.
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres.
Quote the first sentence of Cicero's first oration against Catiline.
Quo usque tanden abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?
What public enemy of Rome was the grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather of Roman emperors?
Marc Antony.
What wife of Antony was the mother of the mother of the oldest of Antony's emperor grandchildern?
Octavia
What three emperors were descended from Antony's and Octavia's daughter Antonia?
Claudius, Caligula, and Nero
What two characters threw golden apples?
Hippomenes (Milanion) and Eris
What two heroes of mythology had to fight against warriors sprung from dragon's teeth?
Jason and Cadmus
Atlanta and Hippomenes (Milanion)offended Aphrodite; how were they punished?
They were turned into lions
What Latin verb is the root of the English noun "parsimony"?
parco, parcere
What Latin verb is the root of the word "alimony"?
alo, alere
What Latin noun is the basic root of "testimony"?
Testis
What was the name of a Roman bride's wedding gown?
Tunica Recta
Give Cicero's full name.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Say "we have gone."
iimus (ivimus)
Distinguish between equus and eques.
Equus is a horse whereas eques is a knight or cavalryman
What distinguished Roman was born January 3, 106 BC, near the town of Arpinum?
Cicero
What is the Latin title of Cicero's essay on old age?
De Senectute
Who wrote The Golden Ass?
Apuleius
Who wrote The Heroides?
Ovid
Who wrote De Rerum Natura?
Lucretius
What book title might be translated Fabula De Duabis Urbibus?
A Tale of Two Cities
What book is Senex et Mare?
The Old Man and the Sea
What book is Uvae Irae?
The Grapes of Wrath
What is the present participle of eo?
iens
Using eo, say "I will go."
ibo
What rhetorical device makes Achilles into Pelides?
Patronymic
What device does Vergil call the Trojan horse instar montis?
Hyperbole
Which of Rome's kings disappeared in a storm?
Romulus
Livy tells us that some Romans didn't believe that Romulus was carried off in a storm. What did they believe of his fate?
They believed that he was killed by some senators.
What is the name of the deified Romulus?
Quirinus
What Latin noun is the root of the English verb "extirpate"?
stirps
What is the meaning of the Latin noun at the root of the English verb "eradicate"?
root
What is the meaning of the Latin noun at the root of the English verb "ncinerate"?
ash
Who stole Heracles' cattle?
Cacus
Who stole the cattle of his own brother Apollo?
Hermes/Mercury
What did Hermes give Apollo to appease him?
The New Lyre
What was the relationship of Hestia, Hera, and Demeter?
Sisters
Out of Hestia, Hera, and Demeter, which remained a virgin?
Hestia
What is the term for the combination of the future passive participle and a form of sum?
Passive periphrastic
What does the passive paraphrastic construction show?
Necessity, obligation
Where did Jason go find the Golden Fleece?
Colchis (Aea)
Who brought the Golden Fleece to Colchis?
Phrixus
Who was Phrixus' sister?
Helle
Who was Zeus' wife: Hestia, Hera, or Demeter?
Hera
Distinguis in meaning between lepus and lupus.
Lepus is a rabbit whereas lupus is a wolf.
Distinguish between cervus and corvus
Cervus is a deer or stag whereas corvus is a crow or raven.
What groups got into a fierce battle at the wedding of Pirithous and Hippodamia?
The Lapiths and Centaurs
At whose wedding did Eris hurl her famous apple?
The wedding of Peleus and Thetis
Give the Latin and the English for R.I.P.
Requiescat in Pace - May He Rest in Peace
Give the Latin and the English for Q.E.D.
Quod Erat Demonstrandum - That which had to be proved
Give the Latin and the English for cf.
Confer - Compare
Who wrote an epic poem on the Roman civil war?
Lucan
Although it is usually called the Pharsalia, what is the more proper title for Lucan's poem?
Bellum Civile
How many books are in the Bellum Civile?
Ten
Translate: ne pugnemus
Let's not fight
Translate to Latin: "I know why you're here."
scio cur adsis/tis
Translate to Latin: "I know why you have come."
scio cur veneris/tis
What is the syntax of O tempora O mores?
Accusative of Exclamation
What is the case of animis in Tantaene animis caelestibus irae?
Dative
What king's name has become an English adjective for a victory too costly to be worthwile?
Pyrrhus
Where was Pyrrhus king?
Epirus
Where is Epirus?
NW Greece, West of Macedonia
Say "one thousand animals"
mille animalia
Say in Latin: "the same animals."
eadem animalia
What family relationship caused the Myrmidons to fight under Achilles in the Trojan War?
Aeacus, their king, was Achilles' grandfather
What son of Aeacus was Achilles' father?
Peleus
Who killed Achilles?
Paris (with Apollo's help)
How was the next emperor selected after the assassination of Domitian?
By the senate
Whom did the Senate select to be the new king after the death of Domitian?
Nerva
What are Nerva and his four successors collectively called?
The Five Good Emperors
What is the present passive infinitive of facio?
fieri
What is the Latin for "It will be done"?
fiet
What is the Latin for "It has been done"?
factum est
What groups got into a fierce battle at the wedding of Pirithous and Hippodamia?
The Lapiths and Centaurs
At the wedding feast of Perseus and Andromeda, Andromeda's uncle, her former betrothed, attacked. What was his name?
Phineus
What was the birthpalce of Apollo and Artemis?
Delos
Who was the mother of Apollo and Artemis?
Leto
Where was Apollo's most important oracle?
Delphi
Who is a noverca?
stepmother
What is the superlative degree of bonus?
optimus
Who is a proavus?
Great-grandfather
Through which parent are you related to your agnati?
Father
Who was the daughter of Helen and Menelaus?
Hermione
What captive Trojan woman did Pyrrhus cast off because he fell in love with Hermione?
Andromache
Who also planned to marry Hermione and did kill Pyrrhus?
Orestes
What early first-century BC conflict pitted Rome against some of her Italian allies?
Social War (or Marsic or Italic)
What tribe was cheif among the rebellious allies?
Marsi
Who in the Aeneid says: "Nascetur pulchra Troianus origine Caesar imperium Oceano, famam qui terminet astrist"?
Jupiter
Who says: "O fortunati, quorum iam moenia surgunt!"?
Aeneas
Who is the first Trojan to address Dido?
Ilioneus
What Roman writer, speaking in awe of his contemporary Vergil, wrote: "Nescio quid maius nascitur Iliade"?
Propertius
What was Propertius' name for his beloved?
Cynthia
Where was Propertius born?
Assisi
What character in mythology was turned into a hoopoe?
Tereus
Who was turned into a woodpecker?
Picus
Who became kingfishers?
Ceyx and (H)Alycyone
Where could a Roman go to see a bestiarius?
Arena/Amphitheater/Colosseum
In what sort of combat would a bestiarius engage?
Combat with beasts
What elected officials were obliged to put on public games?
Aediles
Whom did Demeter punish with insatiable hunger?
Erysichthon
What god had Sisyphus offended?
Zeus
Who was the father of the centaurs?
Centaurus/Ixion
Where did Tarquinius Superbus' sons go to learn why a snake had appeared from the foundations of the temple of Jupiter?
The oracle at delphi
Being ambitious men, what else did the sons of Tarquinius Superbus ask the oracle of Delphi after the snake inquery?
Who would be the next Ruler of Rome?
What was the oracle's answer to Tarquinius Superbus' sons question of "Who would rule Rome next?"?
Whoever kissed his mother first
What is the superlative degree of malus?
Pessimus
What is the comparative of bonus?
melior
What was a Roman family's carpentum?
wagon
What Roman vehicle included bunks for its passengers?
Carruca
What was a lectica?
A slave-carried litter
In what speech, made a year after his return from exile, did Cicero make scathing comments on Clodius Pulcher and his sister?
Pro Caelio
This defendant, Caelius Rufus, had what in common with Catullus?
He was an ex-lover of Clodia
Clodia's husband was consul of Rome in what year, the same yaer in which the First Triumvirate was formed?
60 BC