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What famous church council did Constantine convoke in A.D. 325?
Whose troops did Caesar defeat at Pharsalus in 48 B.C.?
Whom did the emperor Nerva adopt as his son and heir?
Who is the author of the Ab Urbe Condita?
Who was the son of Caesar and Cleopatra?
Who was a famous patron of poets, e.g., Vergil and Horace, and a close friend of Augustus?
Who is the author of the Metamorphoses?
Whose military forces did Octavian defeat at Actium in 31 B.C.?
What does the emperor Antonius' epithet 'Pius' mean?
What Roman emperor offered Roman citizenship to all free men within the Roman empire?
From what notable physical malady did the Roman emperor Claudius suffer?
Under what Roman emperor did Britain become a province?
Of what were Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey members?
What emperors of the second century A.D. afforded Christians protection from persecution?
What volcano erupted on August 24, A.D. 79, during Titus' reign?
What does Helvedius' epithet 'Pertinax' mean?
Who is the author of the Aeneid?
Who is the author of the Odes and Epodes?
What is the more common name for the Flavian Amphitheater?
What name has been given to the Roman empire in the East?
Upon crossing what river did Caesar utter, 'Iacta alea est'?
What was closed during times of war?
In what famous battle did the forces of Antony and Octavian defeat the forces of Brutus and Cassius in 42 B.C.?
At what age did Nero begin his emperorship?
Who was the second Roman emperor?
How old was Marcus Aurelius' son, Commodus, when became emperor?
What Roman emperor declared in A.D. 391 Christianity the only officially permissible religion within the Roman empire?
What Roman emperor established his capital in what is today Istanbul?
What Roman general finished the siege of Jerusalem in A.D. 70?
Whom did Nero blame for the fire of A.D. 64 in Rome?
Events of what war does the Column of Trajan depict?
What is the expression used to describe post-Augustan Latin of the first and second centuries?
What is the expression used to describe the Latin of Augustus' reign?
What Roman emperor had three hundred concubines and also killed his sister?
Who was the first Roman emperor?
What is the title given to Augustus' account of his accomplishments?
Of what were Octavian, Antony, and Lepidus members?
Who was the fifth Roman emperor?
What Roman emperor established the tertrarchy?
Who were the lead conspirators behind Caesar's assassination?
What does 'pax Romana' mean?
What Roman emperor hired gladiators and German mercenaries so as to ensure the protection of the Roman empire?
What is the name of the port city of Rome?
In what year did Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian all serve as emperor?
What wall was constructed to keep the Scots from making invasions into England?
What Roman emperor saw to the reconstruction of the Pantheon?
Whom did Caligula promise to make a consul?
What Roman emperor began construction of the Flavian Amphitheater?
What does Caligula's name mean?
Who was the third Roman emperor?
Why primarily did Trajan have a massive road system developed within the Roman empire?
What type of poetry did Propertius and Tibullus write?
What is an English word that means 'a eulogistic speech or writing'?
To what form of philosophy was Marcus Aurelius attracted?

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