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On what hill did Fomulus found Rome?
palatine
Give the exact date for the founding of Rome:
April 21, 753 BC
Give the exact date for the assassination of Caesar:
March 15, 44 BC
Give the exact date for the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius:
Aug. 24, 79 AD
Who were the first two emperors of Rome?
Augustus, Tiberius
In what year did the weastern Roman Empire fall?
476 AD
What king established religious customs?
Numa Pompilius
Who was the last king of Rome?
Tarquinius Superbus
Who was the last emperor of the western empire?
Romulus Augustulus
In what year did the Roman republic begin?
509 BC
Who was the first consul of ancient Rome?
Brutus
What noble women was raped by Sextus, the son of Tarquinius Superbus?
Lucretia
Who were the mempers of the first triumvirate?
Caesar, Crassus and Pompey
Name in order the three kings of goverment the Romans had in their history:
monarchy, republic, empire
Who led a slave revolt in 73 BC?
Spartacus
In 458 BC, what Roman left his plow to become dictator?
Cincinnatus
What city did Ascanius found?
Alba Longa
Against whom did the Romans fight the Punic Wars?
Carthage
With what tribe did the early Romans join?
Sabines
Where in 216 BC did Hannibal defeat the Romans?
Cannae
Where in 202 BC did the Romans defeat Hannibal?
Zama
What Roman general defeated Hannibal?
Scipio Africanus
From what rock in ancient Rome were traitors thrown?
Tarpeian Rock
What Roman defended the Pons Subicius agains Etruscans who were trying to put Tarquinius Superbus back on the throne?
Horatius
What Roman displayed his courage to the Etruscan king Lars Porsenna by burning his right hand?
Scaevola
When was the legendary fall of troy?
1184 BC
When was the first recorded Olympic Games?
766 BC
In what year was the Colosseum completed?
80 AD
What king draind the forum and built the Circus Maximus?
Tarquinius Priscus
What laws written in 451-450 BC were the foundation of law for Rome?
The Laws of the 12 Tables
Who was Rome's greatest orator?
Cicero
What Greek historian was known as the father of history?
Herodotus
What Roman historian recorded the stories of virtue and vice that were learned by Roman school children?
Livy
As the result of the Second Punic War, what island became Rome's first province?
Sicily
What king established social class based upon wealth?
Servius Tullius
Who was the first French national hero, defeated by Caesar at Alesia in 52 BC?
Vercingetorix
Who sacked Carthage in the Third Punic War?
Scipio Africanus
Name in order the Julio-Claudian dynasty?
Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero
What Juli-Claudian emperor's name means 'little boor'?
Caligula
By whom was the Via Appia built in 312 BC?
Appius Claudius Caecus
Who was famous for repeatedly declaring "Carthago delenda est"?
Cato the Elder
What did Caesar say when crossing the Rubicon?
Alea Iacta Est
Name any one of the civil wars in the first century BC?
Marius vs. Sulla, Caesar vs. Pompy, Octavian & Antony vs. Cassius & Brutus, Octavian vs. Antony
In what year was the first triumvirate formed?
60 BC
What final words did Shakespeare give Caesar?
Et tu, Brute
Who was aroused by geese to find the Gauls climbing the Capitoline?
Marcus Manlius
In what year did the Eastern Roman fall?
1453 AD
What Carthaginian prisoner ensured his own death when he advised his fellow Romans not to accept peace terms from the Carthaginias?
Regulus
Agains whom, in the reign of Tullus Hostilius, did the Horatii fight?
Curiatii
What was Augustus called before he was called Augustus?
Octavian or Octavius