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What is the organizing principle of the Fasti?
the festivals of the Roman calendar
Where do Pyramus and Thisbe plan to meet outside their homes?
at the tomb of Ninus
Milanion (or Hippomenes) defeated Atalanta in a footrace by
dropping three golden apples for her to pick up
Which of the following is true of the Baucis and Philemon?
they were an old couple rewarded for entertaining Zeus and Hermes unawares
What was the fate of Alcyone?
she was transformed into a seabird that nests upon the wae
Alcyone had a dream that her husband
had been shipwrecked
Who was transformed into a fountain pining for her beloved brother Caunus?
Where may be the original home of the story of Pyramus and Thisbe
Who raped then married Flora?
Which is Ovid's only work composed in the epic hexameter?
Who came to Pomona disguised as an old woman?
What work of Ovid's is composed of fifteen letters from mythological heroines to their absent lovers?
Who wrote the Thebaid and the Achilleid?
Which poet was one of the most famous members of the group of new poets called poetae novi?
Who was the greatest of the early Roman poets, celebrated for his epic treatment Roman history in the Annals?
What former slave wrote an adaptation of the Odyssey and was crucial to the spread of Greek mythology in the Roman world?
What was the Greek equivalent of Augustus?
What was the first and greatest of the Roman temples?
Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus
The Etruscan deities Tin, Uni, and Menvra were assimilated with what Greek and Roman deities?
Zeus/Jupiter, Hera/Juno, and Athena/Minerva
To what does Magna Graecia refer?
The name given to the Greek settlements in the boot of Italy and the eastern coast of Sicily
Ceres was equated with
Who is Aeneas' chief opponent among the Latins in Vergil's Aeneid?
After Aeneas and his men let Dido and her new city, Dido
In one version of the story, Romulus killed Remus after Remus
jumped over the walls Romulus was building for his city
The early Romans seized the Sabine women in an attempt to
populate their city
Who was the last king of Rome?
Who had a temple that stood near the Circus Maximus, in the bustling commercial district?
Diana was equated with
The Lares protected
The Penates were spirits of
Two nodlemen smeared with sacrificial blood ran around the Palatine and hit women with leather straps in the
Jupiter was equated with
What Italian goddess was worshiped at Aricia near Lake Nemi?
Who was the mother of Aeneas?
What major Italian festival, celebrated in midwinter, was marked by an inversion of the usual social norms?
Which of the following was not an Italian deity associated with fire?
With what deities did Jupiter share his temple on the Capitoline to form a triad?
Juno and Minerva
In what capacity was the chief Italian sky-god worshiped on the Capitoline Hill?
Jupiter Optimus Maximus
What was the original function of Mars?
He was an agricultural deity
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