Ancient Rome questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient Rome. Play ancient Rome quiz and see all the questions. Who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire?Augustus served as the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. His status as the founder of the Roman Principate has consolidated an enduring legacy as one of the most effective and controversial leaders in human history.Created by: Ninjaihard 48% Julius CaesarJulius Caesar550AugustusAugustus941TiberiusTiberius295ClaudiusClaudius168ancient history riddles » What was the first political system of the ancient Rome?Monarchy. The ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.Created by: Ninjaihard 42% republicrepublic291empireempire252monarchymonarchy519oligarchyoligarchy146antiquity riddles » Who wrote the set of biographies known as The Twelve Caesars?Suetonius. De vita Caesarum, commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire. It was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 29% TacitusTacitus23SuetoniusSuetonius30Titus LiviusTitus Livius30Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder18literature riddles » Cisalpine Gaul is a part of today's...Italy. Cisalpine Gaul (Gallia Cisalpina) was the part of Italy inhabited by Celts (Gauls) during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. It was considered part of Gaul, until it was conquered by the Roman Republic in the 220s BC. Created by: Ninjaivery hard 32% FranceFrance1396BelgiumBelgium357GermanyGermany206ItalyItaly958history of Europe riddles » Which war began after crossing the Rubicon by Julius Caesar?Roman Civil War. Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon was an event in 49 BC that precipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for life and the rise of the imperial era of Rome.Created by: Ninjaihard 54% Roman Civil WarRoman Civil War864Second Punic WarSecond Punic War356Third Punic WarThird Punic War144Roman–Parthian WarRoman–Parthian War209history riddles » Under whose leadership did the Germans defeat the Romans in 9 AD in the Teutoburg Forest?Cherusk. Arminius was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe who famously led an allied coalition of Germanic tribes to a decisive victory against three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. An auxiliary lieutenant to the Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus, Arminius used his knowledge of Roman tactics to ambush and destroy the legions.Created by: Tschukavery hard 26% GothsGoths337MarcomanMarcoman155CheruskCherusk202HerulsHeruls63history of Germany riddles » Roman "pilum" was a kind of ...Javelin. The pilum was a javelin commonly used by the Roman army in ancient times. It was generally about 2 metres long overall, consisting of an iron shank about 7 millimetres in diameter and 60 centimetres long with a pyramidal head.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 67% javelinjavelin4439nail filenail file820game very similar to a footballgame very similar to a football561ancient coinancient coin794weapons riddles » What was the name of the short sword used by Roman legionaries?Gladius hispanic. A fully equipped Roman legionary after the reforms of Gaius Marius was armed with a shield (scutum), one or two javelins (pila), a sword (gladius), often a dagger (pugio), and, perhaps in the later empire period, darts (plumbatae). Conventionally, soldiers threw pila to disable the enemy's shields and disrupt enemy formations before engaging in close combat, for which they drew the gladius. A soldier generally led with the shield and thrust with the sword. All gladius types appear to have been suitable for cutting and chopping as well as thrustingCreated by: Tschukaaverage 61% PilumPilum1704SpathaSpatha1474Gladius hispanicGladius hispanic7920FalcataFalcata1774melee weapons riddles » What area was called the "Magna Graecia" in antiquity?Southern Apennine Peninsula with Sicily. Magna Graecia ("Great Greece") was the name given by the Romans to the coastal areas of Southern Italy in the present-day regions of Campania, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily that were extensively populated by Greek settlers.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 37% Peloponnese with Sparta and MycenaePeloponnese with Sparta and Mycenae1418Boeotia with Athens and ThebesBoeotia with Athens and Thebes723Thessaly with Larissa and OlymposThessaly with Larissa and Olympos423Southern Apennine Peninsula with SicilySouthern Apennine Peninsula with Sicily1508Greece riddles » In which direction was Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon?From north to south. Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon (on his road from Gallia to Rome) was an event in 49 BC that precipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for life and the rise of the imperial era of Rome.Created by: Ninjaihard 42% from north to southfrom north to south4023from south to northfrom south to north2423from east to westfrom east to west1896from west to eastfrom west to east1088quotes riddles » Play ancient Rome quiz and see all the questions.