From the north we have the Germanic tribes coming; east of us we have the Huns that are getting ever closer and west of us are the unruly Gauls. Even though they have very similar names, they were very different empires. Which of the following emperors did not win a victory against the Goths? That's why most are known and studied by the historians since Suetonius by just one of their names or cognomina, and three of them Caligula, Caracalla and Elagabalus are known by a popular nickname, which probably was already used during his reign. Do you: Assassinate them, crush all opposition and take power. Meanwhile, you throw a series of expensive theatrical displays. Our legions are at your disposal and they are only waiting for your order.
Oh, well, the full name of the emperors is a complex matter. Rome is at a crossroads in its history, Imperator! The fate of all the Empire depends on you right now. Under his rule, the Empire reached its greatest territorial extent and his famous 100-ft column in Rome commemorates his victories. Consult the Senate and the people to find out what they want you to focus on. You find someone attractive, how do you win them over? Soon they will be swooning in your arms, for no one can resist your charms. Thinking fast, you realize you need to keep the army on side, so you tell your generals that there's a plot against you but that it's business as usual and their loyalty will be generously rewarded.
You're a bit shy but you summon up the courage to go and talk to them. How many times was Rome sacked in antiquity? Rome: Spoken Latin, Eastern Rome: Spoke Greek, Rome: Practiced Roman Religion, Eastern Rome: Practiced Christianity. What did Constantine see in the sky? What simple fools they are! Find out more about Augustus. No one can stop you now. Known as the emperor who 'fiddled while Rome burned' and an early persecutor of Christians.
Who was the famous historical figure whose civil war gave rise to the Roman Empire? Over time, you impress them with your modest charm and winning character, and the rest is history. Take this quiz and find out for yourself. Which enemy city did the Romans plough with salt? Is it the wise Augustus, the unpredictable Nero, the ambitious Cleopatra or the beloved Claudius? He was not meant to be emperor and was very young when his mother and grand-mother plotted to put him on the throne, but he wanted to be a priest of Elagabalus, the sun god of Emesa. Subject of a famous novel of Robert Graves. You're in the top job, you have the support of the Senate, a strong army and the people love you.
A series of expensive wars have drained the treasury and you need to raise more money. Ended a century of civil wars and gave Rome an era of peace known as the 'Pax Romana' which lasted for over 200 years. Which was the first Roman road — and where did it run? That will keep them quiet! All the spectators were so impressed! Rome is at a crossroads in its history, Imperator! Start plotting and look for someone to hire as your evil henchman. Which of the following emperors did not win a victory against the Goths? There are many received ideas about Roman history, about Antiquity in general in fact. Subject of a famous novel of Robert Graves. Augustus was known as strong and courageous, ruthless but fair, and was much admired by others. His reign saw an expansion of the empire, including the conquest of Britain.
A clever and charismatic leader with a magnetic personality and awesome appearance who would inspire fascination and intrigue for centuries to come. These guys were civilized but very brutal, which was normal considering the standards of the epoch. A great leader with unparalleled vision and ambition who provoked adulation from the people, set Rome on the path to greatness, and was a tough act to follow. The Gospels record that during his reign, Jesus of Nazareth preached and was executed under the authority of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. Technically, the answer to question 2 is New Rome, as this is what it was originally called of Constantine moved the capital. The fate of all the Empire depends on you right now. You have to take immediate action and neutralize all of them.
You're busy, you have an empire to run, you don't have time for anything as trivial as romance! After all, only the strong survive. Related Links: © 2006 Devillier Donegan Enterprises. What was the name given to the thirteenth Legion? We are facing threats from every single corner of the Empire. Just one person stands between you and absolute power over Rome and all its empire. Worry that you're not sure you are cut out for public office at all. You hear of a plot against you.
He never dressed as an emperor and imposed exotic rites, such that the population of Rome became angry at him, more so than about any other, which is the reason why he was the only emperor quartered by the crowd. Which was the first Roman road — and where did it run? It's time to make your mark. You wine and dine them, use them and abuse them until you are in charge. Christian sources commonly refer to him with the suffix 'the Apostate. Also, I disagree with the assertion that Istanbul should work, as that name came into use long after Roman times. It's a very sad story, indeed. Who was the father of Romulus and Remus? From the north we have the Germanic tribes coming; east of us we have the Huns that are getting ever closer and west of us are the unruly Gauls.
When he was just a teenager, he successfully completed a dangerous mission for his legendary uncle, Julius Caesar, and was named as Caesar's heir. How many times was Rome sacked in antiquity? Try to answer as honestly as possible. Before long, they're fighting like rats in a trap. You can start practicing your evil laugh. He would go on to prove himself in battle over and over again, and established the biggest empire the world has ever known.
If it all ends tomorrow, how do you want to be remembered? Finally, given that the quiz is English, why would anyone give answers in Latin or Italian and expect them to work. What is known about Elagabalus. Or if you don't think this is you then. Named his horse, Incitatus, as a priest and later spoke of appointing it to the Senate. Now beat it, Cupid, and go bother someone else. Reveal AllClick on each clue for its answer.