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puppis
stern
corona
garland, wreath
de malo
from the mast
pendere
to hang
pontifex
high priest
preces adhibebat
offered prayers
iacere
to throw
rudens
cable, rope
solvere
untie, cast off
ventus
wind
secundus
favourable, following
in altum
onto the deep, towards the open sea
impellere
to drive forward, carry
auris
ear
implere
to fill
solutus
untied, cast off
placidus
calm, peaceful
reportare
carry back
erubescere
blush
Where were gladitorial combats first heard of?
Campania (Bay of Naples region) and Etruria
What would masters do with their slaves in Campania?
They would make them fight to the death at banquets to entertain the guests.
When was the first gladitorial exhibition in Rome?
264 BC
When did early roman gladitorial combats take place?
At the funeral games of distinguished figures.
What was the origin of this practice?
The Etruscans.
What was the term for a gladitorial combat?
munera
When was the only gladitorial fight organised by magistrates during the Republic?
105 BC
When did Nero reign?
54-68 AD
What age was Nero when he succeeded his adoptive father Claudius?
16 years
When was a wide-ranging conspiracy against Nero discovered and brutally suppressed?
65 AD
When was the Great Fire of Rome?
64 AD
What did Nero build on the lands destroyed by the fire?
The Golden House, a lavish garden villa set in the heart of the capital.
Who revolted against Nero in 68 AD?
Vindex in Gaul and Galba in Spain
When was Galba assassinated?
69 AD
Who were the four emperors in the Year of Four Emperors?
Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian