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Ancient Rome Trivia

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1. Civic duty - public affairs






2. Augustus - Tiberius - Caligula - Cladius - Nero






3. African kingdom - that allies with Rome






4. Political power of the Emperor






5. 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






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






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






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






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






10. Civic duty - public affairs






11. 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






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






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






14. Hellenized Jew - encouraged Greek culture - one of the people responsible for Jesus's death






15. Tyrant of Syracuse used his power unjustly






16. When Plebeians went on strike from fighting






17. Love the the Lord your God with all your heart - and Love your neighbor as you love yourself






18. Son of Vespian helps him (Vespian) in the 'war' where the Jewish zealots proclaimed war on the Roman soldiers






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






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






21. Caesar and Cleopatra's illegitimate son






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






23. Carthage must be destroyed






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






25. Was being supported by Roman troops because the Roman soldiers felt like Vitellius was favoring the German soldiers - was ruling Rome and the senate and the people of Rome liked him






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






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






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






29. I forbid






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






31. Leader of the Seleucid Empire - alliances with Macedon






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






33. Worked through the senate to get power






34. 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






35. Augustus starts it - personal army for kings (emperors) of Rome - kind of like secret service






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






37. 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






38. Proud






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






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






41. Didn't give up when attacked by Etruscanssaved the Romans.






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






43. Anointed one - Jewish term for savior






44. Julius Caesar's uncle - took power when Sulla left ends up getting killed by his own army






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






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






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






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






49. King - roman governor of Syria - secular king of the Jews






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