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Ancient Rome Trivia

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1. Urban landless poor






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






3. African kingdom - that allies with Rome






4. Major enemy with Rome - allianced on and off with Rome






5. Head of government - becomes senators at the end of term - serves a 1 year term - there is two of them






6. 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






7. Right hand man of Sulla who gladiator war and others - comes home in glory






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






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






10. Where Mount Vesuvius was located






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






12. Place in Sicily






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






14. Made Christianity the official religion of Rome - ended the Olympics






15. Became the Romans: one of the earliest tribes






16. Worked through the people to get power






17. Town ruled by king Numitor






18. Skilled fighters in Rome's public games






19. Greek colony






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






21. Marius' assistant - his army comes through Rome and fights Marius






22. 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






23. Carthage must be destroyed






24. Elected by senate - makes Trajan heir - set precedent for choosing heir based merit






25. Caesar's right hand man - attempts to join Octavian and makes 2nd Triumvirate - loves Cleopatra






26. Minnows - killed by Sejanus Head of Praetorian Guard who wanted to rebel - Jesus died in his reign






27. Former bodyguard - killed his way into power - persecuted Christians - divided empire in two with 2 Augustus (emperors) - 2 Caesar (co-emperors)






28. Head of government - becomes senators at the end of term - serves a 1 year term - there is two of them






29. I forbid






30. Emperor after Civil war - killed his brother/co-emperor - makes everyone within the boarders citizens






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






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






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






34. City that Romulus founded on the Paletine Hill






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






36. Caesar and Cleopatra's illegitimate son






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






38. Galba's right hand man - named Imperator by Praetorian Guard - senate unhappily named him princep as well - almost went into a Civil War with Vitellius but instead killed himself so he would not have to go into a Civil War






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






40. Place in North Africa






41. Proud






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






43. Carthage must be destroyed






44. Town ruled by king Numitor






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






46. English meaning: crow - Plank that connects to ships so the naval forces felt like they were fighting on land - the Roman navy was not their strong point






47. 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






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






49. I forbid






50. Caesar and Cleopatra's illegitimate son