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The Founding of Rome
"Rome was officially founded by Romulus in 753 B.C. Test your knowledge on the events and people leading up to this."
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Prior to the Trojan War, the Gods decided to throw a divine party where all the deities were invited except for one. Who was the left-out Goddess?
The uninvited Goddess became angry and decided to wreak havoc on the divine party. What object, with the words "for the most beautiful" engraved on it, did she toss into the party?
A silver mirror
A gold crown
A crystal rose
A golden apple
Which Goddess was NOT one of the three who fought over the title "the most beautiful"?
To decide the dispute over who the most beautiful was, the three Goddesses enlisted the help of a neutral observer, a simple shepherd from Troy. What was his name?
Paris was offered many bribes by the Goddesses, including kingdoms and unparalleled knowledge, but finally decided to choose Venus as the most beautiful. What did she bribe him with?
Helen of Sparta
After Helen's husband, a King of Greece, besieged Troy and burned it down, we are told that a Trojan man survived the war and founded his own city near the Tiber river called Lavinium. What was the name of this man?
The son of the man who founded Lavinium was called Ascanius, but did not want to follow in his father's footsteps and become the King. Instead he decided to found his own city, and he became the forerunner of 14 descendant kings. What is the name of the city he founded?
The thirteenth and fourteenth Kings of the city founded by Ascanius were twins who went by the names of Numitor and Aemulius. Numitor ascended to the throne first and was the good twin. He was eventually dethroned by his evil twin Aemulius and was banished from the Kingdom; all his sons were killed. What did Aemulius do to Numitor's daughter Rhea Silvia?
Had her hanged
Made her a vestal virgin
Rhea Silvia was later raped by a God who impregnated her with a pair of famous, semi-divine twins named Romulus and Remus. Which God is traditionally associated with raping her?
The twins Romulus and Remus grew up to dethrone Aemulius and decided to found their own cities. Romulus founded Rome on the Palatine Hill. What happened to Remus?
He died during the construction of his own city
He moved to Greece
He became a co-founder of Rome
He was killed by Romulus
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Compiled Jun 28 12