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  There are 165 quizzes and 1,650 trivia questions in this category.
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For Romans, It Was the Best of Times

The historian Edward Gibbon called it "the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous." What do you know about the Roman Empire from 96 to 180 AD?
Tough (10 qns)
daver852
1680 plays
2
Romulus to the fall of Byzantium

Romans: Romulus to the fall of Byzantium- It would be an understatement to say that the Romans shaped Western civilization. Let's see how much you know about them.
Average (20 qns)
CellarDoor
13683 plays
3
Famous Romans

Ancient Rome was a fascinating civilisation, with many influential people that are still known today. See if you can remember some titbits about these famous Romans.
Average (10 qns)
eburge
3093 plays
4
Henry's Roman Holiday

Henry's back! My master, the Earl of Warwick, has business in Rome with the pope. Fantastic! I will be able to see first hand all of the sites I have learned about in Latin class. Join us on our trip!
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
465 plays
5
Ancient Rome: Urban Planning

The Romans developed a blueprint for urban planning that was used in the municipia, towns and cities, throughout their empire. Can you identify these structures that were typically found in a Roman municipium?
Easy (10 qns)
ponycargirl
Feb 16 17
192 plays
6
Hip, Hip, Hooray!

It's time to recognise and celebrate a job well done. And what better way to do it than with all the pomp and splendour of a traditional Roman triumph. Three cheers for the men of the eagle!
Average (10 qns)
Aussiedrongo
729 plays
7
Beauty Products in Ancient Rome

Brace yourself. Based on some of the products used to enhance beauty back then, I'd personally rather stay plain. Have fun :)
Tough (10 qns)
Creedy
1098 plays
8
Republican Government in Ancient Rome

In 509 BC, the ancient Romans decided that they never wanted another "Rex", and established the Republic. What do you know about the lawmaking bodies and officials that served Rome for almost 500 years?
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
Nov 18 16
108 plays
9
A Day at the Forum

Ten questions on how life was lived in ancient Roman times, from Emperors to the everyday lifestyle of the people. Some easy, some not so easy. Enjoy a stroll down the Appian Way and find out more!
Average (10 qns)
Jennifer5
648 plays
10
Commodus - Fact vs Fiction

The movie "Gladiator" (2000) showed the emperor Commodus as a neurotic megalomaniac. What are the historical facts?
Tough (10 qns)
looney_tunes
1368 plays
11
The Roman Empire

A factual quiz concerning the evolution of the Roman Empire.
Difficult (15 qns)
FrancuDaniel
987 plays
12
Family Ties in the Julio-Claudian Dynasty

The marriage of Livia and Augustus united two aristocratic families into the first dynasty of Imperial Rome. Test yourself on their complicated family tree. Questions refer only to genuine, rather than adoptive family relationships.
Difficult (10 qns)
Finduskeepus
1452 plays
13
Political Revolution in Rome (133-78 BC)

Where would Caesar be without this crucial, but largely overlooked period in Roman politics? Violence, backstabbing, foul play, you name it! Have a go, and be enlightened!
Tough (20 qns)
zenphoenixa
2502 plays
14
Tales of the Saturnalia

This quiz is the first of a two-part series about the ancient Roman celebration of the Saturnalia. You may be surprised at the similarities you will notice to modern holiday customs!
Tough (10 qns)
ponycargirl
198 plays
15
More Tales of the Saturnalia

After the public ceremonies for the Saturnalia were held, people went home and participated in private festivities. Come along for the fun!
Tough (10 qns)
ponycargirl
198 plays
16
Ancient Roman Military Uniforms

Ten questions on the uniforms worn by soldiers of the Roman Empire for you. Photo clues given. Attention!
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
438 plays
17
Rome's First Family

Two of the oldest patrician families in ancient Rome were the Julius and the Claudia. Meet the rulers who governed the Roman Empire from its conception, the Julio-Claudian emperors, who were Rome's First Family.
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
294 plays
18
Outdated Herbal Remedies

Let's go back a couple of millenia to explore the ways in which the Romans used various members of the Plant Kingdom for medicinal and other purposes. But please, do not consider the information contained herein as sound medical advice.
Tough (10 qns)
Aussiedrongo
405 plays
19
The Gallic Wars

A short, easy quiz on Caesar's Gallic Wars
Average (10 qns)
nathraq
1872 plays
20
Ancient Rome Mix

I took a Roman History class in college and found it fascinating. Maybe you find it fascinating too! I hope you enjoy this little quiz.
Easy (10 qns)
MEHowe
2382 plays
21
Those Darn Etruscans ...

Much about the Etruscans is still a mystery. However, some historians believe that they - and not the Greeks or Romans - are the true founders of European history.
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
402 plays
22
Roman Emperors : Part B

Quiz 2 in my series on the Julio-Claudian emperors. Things do get obscure, don't they?
Difficult (10 qns)
medvedok
1437 plays
23
Ancient Rome I

Roman history is one of fascination and class. This amazing empire has intrigued millions of people throughout time, but what do you know of a world that brought mankind so much?
Average (10 qns)
doomed
4128 plays
24
Mark Antony, Power Broker of Rome

Mark Antony found himself at the seat of power after the death of Caesar. This quiz contains questions on the highlights of his life.
Tough (10 qns)
medvedok
600 plays
25
Those Who are About to Die Salute You!

It's nineteen hundred years ago in Rome, and there's no TV... so let's go see some real blood! We're off to see the gladiators! How much do you know about the gladiators of ancient Rome?
Average (10 qns)
Flamis
891 plays
26
Know Your Roman Rulers

Roman rulers are worth noting for certain accomplishments and interesting quotes and phrases. This quiz concentrates on the first imperial dynasty, the Julio-Claudians.
Tough (10 qns)
medvedok
1722 plays
27
The Eternal City

Two thousand years ago, the Roman empire dominated Europe and northern Africa. Even today, her culture and civilization permeates our own. How much do you know about Rome?
Tough (10 qns)
FuzzyElf
843 plays
28
The Second Triumvirate!

The forming of the Second Triumvirate was a turning point in the history of the world, but just how much do you really know about it?
Average (10 qns)
Hasluck
1758 plays
29
Operatic Roman History

Let's try and combine history and classical music, two of my pastimes. In this first instalment I deal with Roman history in operas.
Average (10 qns)
JanIQ
876 plays
30
The Founding of Rome: The True Story

We all agree that myths and legends are entertaining. However, there is a reason why these stories are called myths. They are probably not true! When speaking of the founding of Rome it is very difficult to sift through the details and find the truth.
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
309 plays
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