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.orgvery hard 31% marblemarble647sandstonesandstone886granitegranite488pumicepumice928Ancient buildings riddles » 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.orgaverage 65% 1st century1st century8112nd century2nd century16424th century4th century58648th century8th century679Christianity riddles » 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.orgvery hard 38% 10th century BC10th century BC6994th century BC4th century BC13741st century AD1st century AD10994th century AD4th century AD2004history of sport riddles » 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.orghard 44% Gladiatorium MaximusGladiatorium Maximus2742 Flavian Amphiteatre Flavian Amphiteatre3976Forum RomanumForum Romanum1337PantheonPantheon881Rome riddles » 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.orgaverage 62% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators6185,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators236210,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators436350,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators12292ancient history riddles » 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.orgeasy 77% JupiterJupiter2334SaturnSaturn585TiberiusTiberius568All the godsAll the gods12075landmarks riddles » 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: Arseneaverage 61% CaligulaCaligula1959Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar1013NeroNero7022PompeyPompey1450history riddles » 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.orgaverage 65% crossbowcrossbow2044catapultcatapult1963ballistaballista11653trebuchettrebuchet2258historic weapons riddles » 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 Foxeasy 71% chariot racingchariot racing11228javelin throwjavelin throw1419discus throwdiscus throw1757wrestlingwrestling1269Olympic Games riddles » 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 smasherhard 58% GreekGreek4119RomanianRomanian10429HungarianHungarian1761CroatianCroatian1613Romania riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.