Statistics for Women of Ancient Rome - late Republic and early Empire

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What was the name of Caesar's last wife, who asked him not to go to the Senate on the day of his death?Calpurnia
78%
Before the civil war, Pompey was married to a relative of Caesar's, Julia. What was her relationship to Caesar?Daughter
78%
Who, according to Cassius Dio, pierced Cicero's tongue in revenge after his death?Fulvia
78%
Who is often identified as the "Lesbia" of Catullus' poetry? Cicero insulted her in his defence of Caelius.Clodia
67%
Who was the long-time wife of Augustus, depicted in 'I, Claudius' as a poisoning villain?Livia Drusilla
67%
Who gave a speech to the Second Triumvirate that resulted in a partial repeal of a decision to tax wealthy women?Hortensia
56%
What was the name of the wife Caesar divorced on the idea that "Caesar's wife must be above suspicion"?Pompeia
56%
Who sent the love letter Caesar was forced to read out in the Senate, having been accused of corresponding with Catiline conspirators?Servilia
56%
Who was the third wife of Claudius, portrayed as sexually promiscuous and executed on his orders? She brought about the deaths of two of his nieces.Valeria Messalina
56%
To whom, according to Suetonius, did Tiberius say, "do you think yourself injured, because you do not rule?"Agrippina the Elder
44%
Who was the mother of Nero who, according to Cassius Dio, told assassins sent by her son to strike at her womb?Agrippina the Younger
44%
Augustan legislation gave greater rights to women who had given birth to how many children?Three
44%
What goddess was celebrated in female-only worship, famously disturbed in 62 BCE by a male interloper?Bona Dea
33%
Who converted portions of her house in Pompeii for apartments for rent and for public use after an earthquake in 62 CE? Remains can still be visited.Julia Felix
33%
Who was Augustus' daughter, whom he exiled to the island of Pandateria on charges of adultery and treason?Julia the Elder
33%
Who, according to Tacitus, publicly mourned Julia Livia for forty years, though she was dead by Claudius' order, and may have been an early Christian, appearing as such in 'Quo Vadis'?Pomponia Graecina
33%
'Laudatio Turiae' is the longest surviving funeral inscription, left by a widower to commemorate his wife. What is NOT said about the dead woman?She gave him four beloved children.
33%
What name was shared by two poets, one in 1st century BCE and one in CE, whose work still survives? The latter is mentioned by Martial.Sulpicia
33%
What was a legal classification of marriage that had largely ceased to exist by the late Republic?cum manu
22%
Who was the first non-mythological woman to appear on a Roman coin?Fulvia
22%
Vestal Virgin acquitted of breaking her oath of chastity. Plutach reports that Crassus' attentions to her were those of wanting to buy her villa. She shares a name with another executed for the same charge in 113 BCE.Licinia
22%

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