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5 Matching questions

  1. punic
  2. Vesta
  3. Hispania
  4. Virgil
  5. Plutarch
  1. a was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia; collection of biographies of Greeks and Romans - source of Shakespeare's play)
  2. b the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage
  3. c most important spirit; spirit of hearth and fire, protector of the family
  4. d Roman poet who wrote Aenid, a Roman sequal to Iliad of Homer
  5. e After its defeat by the Romans in the First Punic War, Carthage compensated for its loss of Sicily by rebuilding a commercial empire here.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. to the north of Italy with invasion passes; great location to the center of the Mediterranean Sea;
  2. served 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
  3. Latins were first to build here and would later become Rome
  4. three-man rule
  5. somebody who suffers persecution and death for the people, a country or an organization, or refusing to renounce a belief, usually religious, political or rights.

5 True/False questions

  1. Marcus Aurelius"Stoic Emperor"; spent time with troops on the frontier, allowed barbarians to settle in the Empire; famous for work on Stoic beliefs called Meditations; was opposed to Christianity


  2. Twelve Tablesa term referring to the perceived period of both cultural and economic deterioration as well as disruption that took place in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire


  3. Diasporathe scattering of Jews from ancient Palestine


  4. Pax RomanaRoman Emperor from 117 to 138. He is best-known for building the weall which marked the northern limit of Roman territory in Britain; built the Pantheon and the Temple of Venus and Roma. In addition to being emperor, is also a notable Stoic and Epicurean philosopher. A member of the gens Aelia, Hadrian was the third of the so-called Five Good Emperors.


  5. Spartacuswas the most notable leader of the slaves in the Third Servile War, a major slave revolt against the Roman Republic; for over a year defeated government armies


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