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Where is that ancient Roman theatre located?
The Roman Theatre of Orange, France was built in the early 1st century. It is one of the best preserved of all Roman theatres and is currently used as a festival site called Chorégies d'Orange. In 1981, UNESCO declared the theatre as a World Heritage Site.
What material was the dome of Rome Pantheon made from?
The temple - 43 meter in diameter - was built by emperor Hadrian. Its dome with 8-meter wide oculus was built of unreinforced concrete that has been a mystery for ages. The weight of Roman concrete used to build the monolitic structure is merely 1/5 of common concrete. Such effect was achieved by mixing in of volcanic tuff and pumice.
What is Gaius Julius Caesar's given name?
none of the above
Roman nomenclature is somewhat different from the modern English form. Gaius, Iulius, and Caesar are Caesar's praenomen, nomen, and cognomen, respectively. In modern usage, his full name might be something like "Gaius Iulius, the Caesar", where 'Caesar' denoted him as a member of the 'Caesarian' family branch of the 'Iulian' clan, and 'Gaius' was his personal name.
What year in the history of the Roman Empire is called the Year of the Four Emperors?
The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 AD, was a year in which four emperors ruled in succession. Between June of 68 and December of 69 Galba, Otho, and Vitellius successively rose and fell before the July 69 accession of Vespasian, who founded the Flavian dynasty.
How is the Colosseum in Rome also known as?
The Colosseum was built by the three emperors known as the Flavian dynasty (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian). During the Ancient times, it was known in Latin as Amphitheatrum Flavium. The name "Colosseum" had been coined to refer to the amphitheatre around year 1000 AD.
What is that ancient Roman aqueduct called?
Pont de Uzès
Pont du Nîmes
Pont du Gard
Pont du Diable
The Pont du Gard crosses the Gardon River in southern France. It is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts, and, along with the Aqueduct of Segovia, one of the best preserved. The aqueduct bridge is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50-kilometre system built in the first century AD to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes).
Which Roman courtier, described as the "judge of elegance", wrote the novel Satyricon?
Petronius served as suffect consul in 62. Later, he became a member of the senatorial class who devoted themselves to a life of pleasure. His relationship to Nero was apparently akin to that of a fashion advisor. Although none of the ancient sources mention that he was a writer, he is credited as the author of the satirical novel Satyricon.
What was the sacred border of Rome?
The pomerium was a religious boundary around the city of Rome. In legal terms, Rome existed only within its pomerium; everything beyond it was simply territory (ager) belonging to Rome. Tradition maintained that the pomerium was the original line ploughed by Romulus around the walls of the original city.
Which of the seven hills of Rome is the site of the Altar of the Fatherland monument?
The Altar of the Fatherland is a monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. The structure is 135 m wide and 70 m high, making it the largest monument in Rome. Its base houses the museum of Italian Unification. In 2007, a panoramic lift was added to the structure, allowing visitors to ride up to the roof for 360-degree views of Rome.
When did The War of Spartacus take place?
The War of Spartacus was the last in a series of slave rebellions against the Roman Republic, known collectively as the Servile Wars. Within two years, the army led by Spartacus has reached over 100,000 men and became a serious threat to the Romans. The rebellion was eventually annihilated by Crassus, and most of the rebel slaves were killed on the battlefield, while some 6,000 survivors were captured and crucified.