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1

Give the ancient name for Greece

Achaea

2

Give the ancient name for York

Eboracum

3

Give the ancient name for Izmit

Nicomedia

4

Give the ancient name for Marseille

Massilia

5

Give the ancient name for the North Sea

Oceanus Germanicus

6

Give the ancient name for the Black Sea

Pontus Euxinus

7

Give the ancient name for Belgrade

Singidunum

8

Give the ancient name for Thames

Tamesis

9

Give the ancient name for Homs

Emesa

10

Give the ancient name for Padua

Patavium

11

The towns of Placentia, Bononia, and Ariminum were located on what road?

Via Aemilia

12

On what road was Tarentum located?

Via Appia

13

On what road was Capua located?

Via Appia

14

On what road was Beneventum located?

Via Appia

15

Why was it important that the Via Appia eventually extend to Brundisium?

it was the embarkation port to Greece

16

The road connecting London and York was:

Ermine Street

17

When did concrete piers faced with masonry replace large masonry blocks in the construction of Roman
bridges?

First Century B. C

18

The city of Rome ultimately had how many bridges crossing its river?

12

19

In Italy, milestones gave the distance:

to Rome

20

Who erected in Rome the column in the Forum giving the distance to major towns of the empire?

Augustus

21

The warehouse district in Rome was located just to the southwest of which hill?

Aventine

22

Hispania Ulterior and Hispania Citerior were later reorganized into Lusitania, Baetica and:

Tarraconensis

23

At which gate of Rome would you have seen the convergence of half a dozen aqueducts entering the city?

Praenestina

24

Name three major thermae in Rome

Diocletian's, Trajan's, Nero's

25

Name three minor bath complexes in Rome

Titus', Agrippa's, Nero's

26

Name three theaters or odeums in Rome

Marcellus, Balbus, Pompey

27

What gate had the Via Appia running through it?

Porta Capena

28

What gate had the Via Nomentana running through it?

Porta Collina

29

What gate had the Via Metrovia running through it?

Porta Caelimontana

30

There was a large oval bulge in the Aurelian Wall between the Porta Asinaria and the Porta Labicana. What
caused this?

the Amphitheatrum Flavium

31

Which bridge connected the Campus Martius with the Vatican Fields?

Pons Neronianus

32

Leaving the Forum Romanum by the Forum of Augustus, one entered what neighborhood?

Subura

33

A small stretch of the Argiletum was turned into what?

Forum Transitorium

34

What bridge would you have crossed to visit the Temple of Aesculapius?

Fabricius

35

The Clivus Argentarius connected the Forum with:

the Campus Martius

36

Most of Rome’s bridges connected it with

Transtiberim

37

To visit the Lacus Curtius, one went to:

the Forum Romanum

38

Located at the top of the Viminal Hill was:

Baths of Diocletian

39

clivus

street on a slope

40

crepido

pavement

41

umbo

stone curb

42

agger

causeway forming a road

43

angiportus

alley

44

pervium

. passage

45

limes

path, boundary

46

milliarum

milestone

47

Northern Italy

Gallia Cisalpina

48

Mediterranean Gaul

Gallia Narbonensis

49

Libya

Africa

50

Northeastern France

Gallia Comata

51

On what road was the Ustrinum of Augustus located?

Via Lata

52

On what road was the Ara Pacis located?

Via Lata

53

On what road was the Column of Marcus Aurelius located?

Via Lata

54

Which of these provinces was added during the life of Julius Caesar (100 B. C. to 44 B. C.) ?

Bithynia

55

Which of these was located within the Servian Wall?

Baths of Diocletian

56

Occupied by Rome in 102 B.C. in an effort to deal with pirates, formally became a province in 72 B. C.
Included Phrygia and Pisidia until these were returned to Asia

Cilicia

57

Originally reduced by Crassus in 29 B. C. , separated from Macedonia or Illyricum. Divided in two by
Domitian, and further by Diocletian. Important river border.

Moesia

58

Located in modern Italy, this region had been settled by Gauls before the Romans arrived. Bordered by the
Po and the Alps.

Gallia Transpadana

59

One of Trajan’s provincial additions, one of the few on the far side of the Danube, abandoned by Aurelian.

Dacia

60

Bordered by Pontus, Pamphylia, Asia, etc. but by no coast.

Galatia

61

Rome to Capua

south

62

Numidia to Africa

east

63

Crete to Cyrenaica

south

64

Achaea to Sicilia

west

65

Misenum to Cannae

east

66

Saguntum to Carthago Nova

south

67

Paestum to Brundisium

east

68

Athens to Ephesus

east

69

Corinth to Delphi

north

70

Halicarnassus to Rhodes

south

71

Which of these is not on a border of the Empire after the age of Trajan?

Asia