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Ancient Rome Trivia

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1. Ruler of Rome who marched to Rome with his troops - was killed by the Praetorian guard because Otho had taken the position of Imperator of the palace






2. 5th Julio-Claudian emperor - persecuted Christians - fire in Rome he blamed the Christians - however all of the other people blamed him - kicked pregnant wife to death - castrated and married a young boy (Sporus) made him look like his dead wife - fo






3. Fought in Cannae - the Carthaginians won because they attacked the Romans from 4 sides






4. Greek colony






5. War between Constantine and Maxentius - where it was fought






6. Urban landless poor






7. Virgin but was 'raped by Mars' she had twin boys - Romulus and Remus






8. The gladiators chose as their coach - very smart and strong - knew what to do in the 'battles'






9. 4th Julio-Claudian emperor - 'half-wit' - conquered Britain (defeats Caractacus - The King of British tribes) - paranoid - poisoned by wife-Mushrooms and doctor-poison feather






10. African kingdom - that allies with Rome






11. Was asked if he wanted to fight Rome - sided the Seleucid Empire - Rome won - he lost all of his rights






12. Roman governor of Judea - one of the men responsible for Jesus's death






13. Romulus' land that he shared with his brother - became the center of Rome.






14. Romulus' land that he shared with his brother - became the center of Rome.






15. Place in North Africa






16. Caesar's great nephew forms the 2nd Triumvirate - youngest consul in history of Rome - becomes emperor of Rome






17. Proud






18. Last emperor of Rome - surrendered his crown to Odoacer






19. Leader of the Praetorian Guard - planned to take over once Tiberius died. Tiberius found out and killed him.






20. Jesus's cousin - baptised Jesus - was the predcessor of Jesus






21. German Chieftain who overthrows Romulus Augustus and declares himself king of Italy






22. The gladiators chose as their coach - very smart and strong - knew what to do in the 'battles'






23. Conflict between Rome and Jugurtha and Rome wins Marius captures Jugurtha






24. Leader of the Huns from 434 to 453 CE - led the Hunds west into Germanic territory - threatening Rome






25. Marcus Aurelius' younger brother and co-emperor - fought against Parthia - died in the epidemic (seizures)






26. Popular speaker said to be the son of God - tried to reform Jewish religion - accidentally started Christianity






27. Orator - famous speaker in the Senate who becomes a senator






28. Octavian against Antony - naval battle - Octavian wins - Cleopatra and Antony kill themselves - didn't make sense






29. Constantine's law that makes Christianity legal in Rome and declared that Christians must be tolerated






30. Another conspirator






31. Ruler of Rome who marched to Rome with his troops - was killed by the Praetorian guard because Otho had taken the position of Imperator of the palace






32. Tyrant of Syracuse used his power unjustly






33. Son of Rhea Silvia killed by his brother Romulus.






34. When italian people wanted full citizenship - went to war






35. African kingdom - that allies with Rome






36. Brother of Remus - he was able to become one of the first kings of Rome - founded Rome






37. Slave who led the rebellion against Sicily - starts theFirst Servile War - which is a revolt against rich






38. Jesus's cousin - baptised Jesus - was the predcessor of Jesus






39. Brother of Titus became imperator by Praetorian Guard and princep by the Senate - he soon disregarded the Senate and merely did everything for the people of Rome - had people start referring to him as dominus et dues meaning Lord of God - first ruler






40. Nephew of King of Numidia - he killed his cousins so he could become the King - bribes Rome to stay in power






41. Prosecutor of Jesus's followers - then converted to Christianity - spread it - created it






42. Slave who led the rebellion against Sicily - starts theFirst Servile War - which is a revolt against rich






43. Political power of the Emperor






44. Military commander of the Emperor






45. German Chieftain who overthrows Romulus Augustus and declares himself king of Italy






46. What Cato said after every speech of his. Meaning - 'Rome must be destroyed.'






47. One of Antoninus Pius' heirs. Not interested in politics so made his brother Lucius Verus co-emperor. Commodus was his heir - more interested in philosophy stoic philosopher






48. Virgin but was 'raped by Mars' she had twin boys - Romulus and Remus






49. Commander of the German forces - army said they wanted him as Imperator






50. Senator who traveled to Carthage to tell the Numidia to leave Carthage alone then he discover they had great resources - and he told rome about it and it started the 3rd Punic War - he kept on saying Carthago Delenda Est which means Carthage must be