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Ancient Rome Trivia

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1. Overall amazing - treats senate well - military guy - fair rule - campaigns for good of Rome - conquers Armenia don't ask/don't tell policy for Christians






2. Anointed one - comes from Greek word Christos meaning Messiah






3. Marcus Aurelius' heir - open about his male lover his men killed him






4. Worked through the people to get power






5. Where the slaves revolted - they were being held in Capua and they broke loose stole knives from a butcher shop and this was the start of The Gladiator War






6. 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






7. Got raped by Tarquin the Younger's son - it is how Tarquin's rule came to an end.






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






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






10. Anointed one - comes from Greek word Christos meaning Messiah






11. Civic duty - public affairs






12. Hadrian's heir. Rule was boring besides Rome's 900th anniversary






13. Place in North Africa






14. Fought for Scipio - reformer that tried to reduce the gap between rich and poor






15. General for Roman army - captures Jugurtha - 6 times consul - 5 times in a row - was taken over by Sulla - he was exiled from Rome






16. Overall amazing - treats senate well - military guy - fair rule - campaigns for good of Rome - conquers Armenia don't ask/don't tell policy for Christians






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






18. 4th Julio-Claudian emperor - 'half-wit' - conquered Britain (defeats Caractacus - The King of British tribes) - paranoid - poisoned by wife-Mushrooms and doctor-poison feather






19. Roman leader who defeated Hannibal at the battle of Zama






20. When Plebeians went on strike from fighting






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






22. 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






23. King of Pontus Sulla ends up leading army against him






24. Tyrant of Syracuse used his power unjustly






25. Many Jews that thought Jesus was a Messiah - and that he was going to oppose the Roman government






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






27. Bad nephew of Survius Tullius. Took the throne by force and killed many people.






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






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






30. Cannot propose laws but can veto laws - 10 in the Government - Serve for one year






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






32. Hadrian's heir. Rule was boring besides Rome's 900th anniversary






33. Sister to Ptolemy XIII - Pharaoh of Egypt - had an affair with Caesar has an illegitimate child with Caesar - has 3 kids with Antony: Alexander Helios - Cleopatra Selene - and Ptolemy Philadelphos






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






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






36. Founding Fathers of Rome






37. Military leader - goes against Rome - after he lost in Africa he was kicked out of Carthage






38. African kingdom - that allies with Rome






39. Rich people - gave funding for the campaigns of war






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






41. Brother of Tiberius that campaigned for his brother - and continued Tiberius' reforms






42. Religious power of the Emperor






43. 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






44. King of Britain - fought against Rome






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






46. Word for someone who follows one of the non-major religion today






47. Augustus - Tiberius - Caligula - Cladius - Nero






48. Commander of Carthage during first Punic War - had to stop ruling because Carthage started to run out of resources






49. 3rd Julio-Claudian emperor - declared himself a God - practiced incest with his sisters - murdered the one that got pregnant - tried to make his horse consul - fought the sea because he was crazy - he is killed by the Praetorian Guard - he demands th






50. Place in Sicily