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Where in Rome would one find the following: retiarius, secutor, and gladius?
Arena, Colosseum, gladiatorial games
What is a retiarius?
Gladiator who fights with a net and trident
Which great epic hero blinded Poseidon's son, Polyphemus?
Odysseus or Ulysses
What mythical witch changed Odysseus' men into swine?
Circe
What case usually denotes direct object?
Accusative
What case usually denotes indirect object?
Dative
What is the antonym of puella?
puer
What is a derivative of puer that means chilish?
puerile
What did the Romans call breakfast?
Ientaculum
To what did secunda mensa refer?
Dessert
Which principal part of the verb is the infinitive?
Second
What is the second principal part of the verb porto?
portare
What dreaded monster did the hero Theseus kill?
Minotaur
On what island did the Minotaur live?
Crete
What modern country was known to the Romans as Gallia?
France
What did the Romans call Spain?
Hispania
What Latin term means always faithful?
Semper Fidelis
What Latin term means written after
Post Scriptum
In the name Marcus Tullius Hostilius, which name is the cognomen?
Hostilius
Which name was Marcus in Marcus Tullius Hostilius?
Praenomen
Who was the leader of the Argonauts?
Jason
To what land did Jason travel to retrieve the Golden Fleece?
Colchis
Give a Latin synonym for the word homo.
vir
Give a latin antonym for the word vir.
femina
What became Rome's first emperor in 27 B.C.?
Octavian or Augustus
What was the era of peace during Augustus' time known as?
Pax Romana
What would one probably do in a Roman culina?
Cook
What room of the Roman hous was the bedroom?
Cubiculum
What is the Latin verb that means they are working?
laborant
Change laborant to the imperfect tense.
laborabant
What does the Lain abbreviation A.D. mean in English?
In the Year of Our Lord
How would the year 1995 be expressed in Roman numberals
MCMXCV
In Latin, tell me the number of kings Rome had?
septum
Who was Rome's seventh and final king?
Tarquinius Superbus
What Mediterranean island lies at the tip of the toe of Italy?
Sicily