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

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