Ancient Rome questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient Rome. Play ancient Rome quiz and see all the questions. What kind of stone was used for the construction of the Panthenon's dome in Rome?Pumice. The porous light stone was used in the concrete of the dome to reduce its weight. Scientists estimated that, if normal weight concrete had been used throughout, the stresses in the arch would have been some 80% greater. The same technique was for the ceilings of the Colosseum.Created by: globalquiz.orgAncient buildings riddles »very hard 34% marblemarble208sandstonesandstone354granitegranite162pumicepumice383 Until when were the Christians persecuted in the Roman Empire?4th century. This persecution lasted until Constantine I came to power in 313 and legalized Christianity by the Edict of Milan. Later in the 4th century, the religion became the State church of the Roman Empire.Created by: globalquiz.orgChristianity riddles »average 65% 1st century1st century3152nd century2nd century5994th century4th century23258th century8th century288 Until when were the ancient Olympic Games held?4th century AD. The olympic games were disbanded as "pagan rituals" shortly after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius the Great dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome and banned the Olympics in Ancient Greece. Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of sport riddles »very hard 38% 10th century BC10th century BC2374th century BC4th century BC5291st century AD1st century AD4204th century AD4th century AD746 How is the Colosseum in Rome also known as? Flavian Amphiteatre. The Collosseum 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgRome riddles »hard 45% Gladiatorium MaximusGladiatorium Maximus952 Flavian Amphiteatre Flavian Amphiteatre1567Forum RomanumForum Romanum606PantheonPantheon327 What was the maximum capacity of the Colosseum in Rome?50,000 - 80,000 spectators. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000. It was similar in capacity to the largest of modern football stadiums.Created by: globalquiz.organcient history riddles »average 66% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators2105,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators71210,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators124550,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators4309 To whom was the Pantheon in Rome dedicated?All the gods. It is widely accepted that Pantheon was dedicated to all the gods, as its name suggests (from the Ancient Greek Pan "all" + Theon "gods"). However, the concept of a temple dedicated to all the gods is highly unusual and thus questionable. Some sources suggest that the name "pantheon" was only a nickname for the building during the Roman times, and its original name and purpose was lost.Created by: globalquiz.orglandmarks riddles »easy 78% JupiterJupiter649SaturnSaturn205TiberiusTiberius193All the godsAll the gods3850 Which Roman Emperor committed suicide?Nero committed suicide after facing a false report of being denounced as a public enemy by the senate, who was to be executed. Losing his nerve, he first begged for one of his companions to set an example by first killing himself. Eventually, he forced his private secretary, Epaphroditos, to perform the task.Created by: Arsenehistory riddles »average 63% CaligulaCaligula768Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar416NeroNero3067PompeyPompey544 How is this ancient missile weapon called?Ballista resembles a large crossbow, but it relies on different mechanics. Ballista uses two levers with torsion springs made of twisted skeins instead of a prod (the bow part of a modern crossbow).Created by: globalquiz.orghistoric weapons riddles »hard 55% crossbowcrossbow1485catapultcatapult1429ballistaballista5496trebuchettrebuchet1498 Which competition did Nero participate in the Olympic Games?Chariot racing. Nero enjoyed driving a one-horse chariot, singing to the lyre, and poetry. He was persuaded to participate in the Olympic Games of 67 in order to improve relations with Greece and display Roman dominance. As a competitor, Nero raced a ten-horse chariot and nearly died after being thrown from it. He also performed as an actor and a singer. Despite poor performances, he was chosen as a winner and paraded with olive wreath crowns when he returned to Rome.Created by: Debbie FoxOlympic Games riddles »easy 72% chariot racingchariot racing6945javelin throwjavelin throw885discus throwdiscus throw988wrestlingwrestling770 Which language is a romance language (which descended from vulgar Latin)? Romanian. The Roman Empire withdrew from Dacia in AD 271-5, leaving it to the Goths. The history of the language between the 3rd century and the 10th century, when the area came under the influence of the Byzantine Empire, is unknown. Created by: Hitter smasherRomania riddles »hard 56% GreekGreek2814RomanianRomanian6912HungarianHungarian1267CroatianCroatian1136 Play history quiz and see all the questions.