Ancient Roman Trivia #2

Based on the hints, name these facts about Ancient Rome.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedMarch 1, 2014
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Hint
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The first 5 Roman emperors
Augustus
Tiberius
Caligula
Claudius
Nero
"Great" Byzantine emperor who
reconquered Italy
Justinian
Capitoline and Palatine are among
the seven _____ of Rome
Hills
Formal robe of a Roman man
Toga
Type of animal that
raised Romulus and Remus
Wolf
Central marketplace of ancient Rome
Forum
Barbarian culture that sacked and
"vandalized" Rome in 455
Vandals
Opposite of a plebeian
Patrician
Hint
Answer
The first Bishop of Rome, according
to Catholic tradition
St. Peter
City called Lutetia by the Romans
Paris
Term for a division of Roman soldiers
Legion
Type of animal associated with the above
Eagle
Tribe from whom the early Romans
stole their brides
Sabines
River that Caesar crossed to conquer Italy
Rubicon
What Caesar said on that occasion
The Die is Cast
Egyptian pharaoh /
lover of Caesar and Antony
Cleopatra
Activity that took place at Circus Maximus
Chariot Racing
Chaste priestesses who maintained
an eternal flame
Vestal Virgins
Method of execution used on Jesus and
followers of Spartacus
Crucifixion
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Level 28
Mar 9, 2014
please also accept 'alea' for the thing that was cast ;) I didn't recall the English word, but the Latin... (alea iacta est)
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2014
But maybe you could accept "dice" ? I had to search for the singular you wanted :p.
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Level 49
Mar 28, 2014
It's pretty clear from the context that it's singular. Otherwise it would be 'the dice were cast'.
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Level 84
Mar 30, 2014
There are always two dice... and dice is a possible singular as well ^^ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dice).
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2015
"Die" is the classic translation.
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Level 57
Mar 15, 2019
It's singular in latin: est, not sunt, and alea is first declension.
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Level 70
Mar 28, 2014
Please accept Sabini as well.
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2014
Justinian destroyed Italy in the process of reconquering it. Boo on you, Justinian.
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Level 39
Apr 1, 2021
I used to think he was awesome for trying to get Italy back in the empire. He literally caused Italy to fall into a massive dark age that lasted until the beginnings of the renaissance.

The Renaissance was the rebirth of Italy after Justinian destroyed it!

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Level 29
Mar 28, 2014
For the 'die' is cast, 'dye' should be accepted as it is the proper translation and the only appropriate spelling within the context of the metaphor.
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Level 71
Mar 29, 2014
No, you're wrong. The "alea" that was "jacta" was not a pellet of Easter Egg dye, it was a cube on which pips were painted that was used by soldiers and others to gamble. The plural of alea is translated as dice, not dyes. The singular of dice is die, not dye.
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Level 33
Apr 21, 2021
The singular of die is also alternatively dice nowadays. You and I might use die, but most people talk about a dice. The Oxford dictionary has separate entries for die and dice as singular nouns for the same thing.
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Level 39
Mar 28, 2014
Please accept Shewolf for wolf, for that is what actually raised Romulus and Remus. Also, could you accept more spellings of legion, such as legeon?
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Level 61
Mar 28, 2014
Could you accept Vandal for the of Vandals question?
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Level 33
Aug 30, 2014
Yes, you ask 'what civilization (sic)', so I put 'vandal','germanic'and all sorts of adjectives. I wasn't expecting a plural noun.
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Level ∞
Jul 5, 2018
Vandal will work now.
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Level 52
Mar 29, 2014
Got 100% nice quiz!
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Level 68
Mar 30, 2014
great quizz
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Level 47
Apr 3, 2014
The opposite of plebeian is actually slave. A plebeian is a free man.
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2015
This is definitely something to look into. Roman social strata would have been roughly slaves -> plebeians -> patricians -> emperor
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Level 28
Sep 4, 2020
That is just not accurate messieur; the social hierarchy was based on the Centuriate Assembly. The social hierarchy looked more like this:

1.Patrician(Patricians were basically equal to the Equites. In fact, many Equestrians were richer and more powerful than Patricians(like Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus or Gaius Marius)

2.Equestrian

3.1st Class

4.2nd Class

5.3rd Class

6.4th Class

7.5th Class

8.Proletarii(Propertyless)

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Level 84
Dec 23, 2015
During the first centuries of Rome, there were just two strata : plebeians and patricians ^^.
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Level 27
Jan 22, 2015
27% got Justinian? Really i can understand Paris and Sabines but Justinian?

I got 100% great quiz!

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Level 77
Jun 13, 2019
I got Paris and Sabines but couldn't think of Justinian. Not all great minds think alike. :)
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2018
I guess reading all those mysteries by Steven Saylor paid off twice, once for being great reads and once for getting me points on this quiz!
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Level 73
Nov 22, 2018
I thought you made a typo typing out Steven Tyler for a second, until I realised that Steven Tyler probably hasn't written any mysteries.
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Level 65
Jun 13, 2019
That's where I got most of my answers from too.
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Level 72
Sep 30, 2021
Yeah the Gordianus series is absolutely fantastic.
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Level 84
Oct 29, 2018
I like to point out when I get an answer only because of having learned it from other JetPunk quizzes, so I will note that "Lutetia" was like that for me this time.
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Level 84
Jun 13, 2019
Got everything except Tiberius. Still only worth 4 points. Tough crowd.
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Level 46
Jun 13, 2019
I am Spartacus
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Level 55
Jun 13, 2019
There are various divisions of a roman army; legion, century, cohort, contubernium. Not just legion.
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Level 72
Sep 30, 2021
In modern western armies a division is a unit of somewhere around 8,000 soldiers and is most comparable to a Roman legion.
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Level 77
Jun 13, 2019
All those years of watching musicals finally paid off - I got Sabines from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - those "sobbin" women.
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Level 74
Sep 7, 2020
Please accept Tiberias.
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2021
Only got 'Vestal' thanks for "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procul Harum