Ancient Rome questions This is a list of recently added questions about ancient Rome. Play ancient Rome quiz and see all the questions. 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: Tschuka very hard 25% GothsGoths272MarcomanMarcoman114CheruskCherusk150HerulsHeruls47history 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 66% javelinjavelin3789nail filenail file737game very similar to a footballgame very similar to a football485ancient coinancient coin704ancient history 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: Tschuka average 61% PilumPilum1617SpathaSpatha1415Gladius hispanicGladius hispanic7562FalcataFalcata1674melee 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 35% Peloponnese with Sparta and MycenaePeloponnese with Sparta and Mycenae1292Boeotia with Athens and ThebesBoeotia with Athens and Thebes643Thessaly with Larissa and OlymposThessaly with Larissa and Olympos366Southern Apennine Peninsula with SicilySouthern Apennine Peninsula with Sicily1242antiquity 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 40% from north to southfrom north to south3451from south to northfrom south to north2231from east to westfrom east to west1744from west to eastfrom west to east1014quotes riddles » What is the origin of the name of the Tyrrhenian Sea?Name of Etruscans. The Tyrrhenian Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy. It is named for the Tyrrhenian people, identified since the 6th century BCE with the Etruscans of Italy. Created by: Tschuka very hard 23% phrase "Terra Incognita"phrase "Terra Incognita"525name of Etruscansname of Etruscans1047phrase "Terra Romano"phrase "Terra Romano"1156The cities of TyrThe cities of Tyr1778Mediterranean Sea riddles » This is the the tallest rock relief in Europe. Whose face is it?Decebalus, the last king of Dacia. The rock sculpture of Decebalus is a 42.9 m in height carving in rock on a rocky outcrop on the river Danube. It was commissioned by Romanian businessman Iosif Constantin Drăgan and it took 10 years, from 1994 to 2004, for twelve sculptors to finish it. The carving was placed opposite an ancient memorial plaque, known as the Tabula Traiana, which commemorates the final defeat of Decebalus by Trajan in 105.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 38% Heraclitus of Ephesus, Greek philosopherHeraclitus of Ephesus, Greek philosopher154Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperorMarcus Aurelius, Roman emperor76Decebalus, the last king of DaciaDecebalus, the last king of Dacia183William Marshal, medieval knightWilliam Marshal, medieval knight61Romania riddles » What was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire after the AD 395 final division?Milan. In 286 Diocletian moved the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rome to Mediolanum. It was from Milan that the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD, granting tolerance to all religions within the Empire, thus paving the way for Christianity to become the dominant religion of the Empire. After the city was besieged by the Visigoths in 402, the imperial residence was moved to Ravenna.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 19% ConstantinopleConstantinople264MilanMilan166RomeRome353TurinTurin59history of Italy riddles » Who was Incitatus, Caligula's favourite?Horse. Incitatus was the favored horse of Roman emperor Caligula. According to legend, Caligula planned to make him a consul. His name is a Latin adjective meaning "swift" or "at full gallop".Created by: Ninjaihard 56% liberated gladiatorliberated gladiator250horsehorse567emperor's stepbrotheremperor's stepbrother102famous general from Galliafamous general from Gallia76history riddles » Which Roman tradition did Septimius Severus break?There was a legion in Rome during his reign. Legio prima Parthica ("1st Parthian Legion") was founded in AD 197 by the Severus for his forthcoming war against Parthia. The legion's presence in the Middle East is recorded until the early 5th century.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 25% he got married to Vestal Virginhe got married to Vestal Virgin139there was a legion in Rome during his reignthere was a legion in Rome during his reign123he disassembled Senatehe disassembled Senate90he didn't broke any traditionhe didn't broke any tradition132history riddles » Play ancient Rome quiz and see all the questions.