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  1. Gaul
  2. Vesta
  3. Mark Antony
  4. Twelve Tables
  5. Sicily
  1. a was a Roman politician and general; was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium, and in a brief land battle at Alexandria. He and his lover Cleopatra committed suicide shortly thereafter. His career and defeat are significant in Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire.
  2. b the first written Roman law code; established c 450 BCE
  3. c most important spirit; spirit of hearth and fire, protector of the family
  4. d famous for victories Caesar''s army had here; was a region of Western Europe encompassing present day France, Luxembourg and Belgium, most of Switzerland, the western part of Northern Italy, as well as the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the left bank of the Rhine.
  5. e When Carthage asked for peace, Romans made them pay an indemity and surrender this island to them

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Latins were first to build here and would later become Rome
  2. was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician who is popularly credited as one of the most talented commanders in history
  3. an infantry unit consisting of heavily armed soldiers, equiped with shields, armor, helmets, spears and swords. In the early republic, the strength was about 6,000 men units
  4. Church Constantine built over Jesus' tomb
  5. ruled during the greatest period of the Eastern Roman Empire; During his reign, he sought to revive the empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the classical Roman Empire; last emperor to speak Latin as a first language

5 True/False questions

  1. Marcus Aureliusin Rome was for horse racing; an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome; it was the first and largest Chariot Racing Stadium in ancient Rome.


  2. DiasporaAfter its defeat by the Romans in the First Punic War, Carthage compensated for its loss of Sicily by rebuilding a commercial empire here.


  3. Hagia SophiaAfter its defeat by the Romans in the First Punic War, Carthage compensated for its loss of Sicily by rebuilding a commercial empire here.


  4. Pax Romanathe long period of relative peace and minimal expansion by military force experienced by the Roman Empire in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. Since it was established by Caesar Augustus it is sometimes called Pax Augusta. Its span was approximately 207 years (27 BC to 180 AD).


  5. Constantinopleserved in the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic; Each year, two were elected together, to serve for a one-year term. Each was given veto power over his colleague and the officials would alternate each month