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1

On what day does the Empire begin?

January 16, 27 BC

2

What event begins the Empire?

Octavian returns power to the Senate, they name him Augustus

3

What provinces was Augustus given when he began?

Egypt, Gaul, and Syria

4

What was the first set of emperors called?

Julio-Claudian Emperors

5

Who was the first emperor of the Julio-Claudians?

Augustus

6

Who was the second emperor of the Julio-Claudians?

Tiberius

7

Who was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudians?

Caligula

8

Who was the fourth emperor of the Julio-Claudians?

Claudius

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Who was the fifth emperor of the Julio-Claudians?

Nero

10

When did Augustus' reign begin and end?

27 BC - AD 14

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When did Tiberius' reign begin and end?

AD 14 - AD 37

12

When did Caligula's reign begin and end?

AD 37 - 41

13

When did Claudius' reign begin and end?

AD 41 - 54

14

When did Nero's reign begin and end?

AD 54 - 68

15

Name two of Augustus' wives?

Scribonia and Livia

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Who was the daughter of Scribonia and Augustus?

Julia

17

What phrase is used to depict how Augustus ruled?

Found Rome brick and left it marble

18

What was the aftermath of the battle that took place in AD 9?

Varus loses 3 legions in Germany

19

What battle took place in AD 9?

Teutoburg Forest

20

Who did the Romans have to face at Teutoburg Forest?

Arminius

21

What was the other name for Arminius?

Herman the German

22

Who Tiberius the son of?

Livia

23

Who did Tiberius marry?

Augustus' daughter Julia

24

Who was Tiberius the uncle of?

Germanicus

25

Where was Tiberius in exile first to?

Rhodes

26

Where did Tiberius retire later in life?

Capri

27

What does the name "Caligula" mean?

little boots

28

Who is Caligula's father?

Germanicus

29

How was Caligula killed?

Praetorian Guard

30

Who was Claudius' brother?

Germanicus

31

How were Claudius and Caligula related?

Claudius was Caligula's uncle

32

What "defects" did Claudius have?

a limp and a tic and pretended to be stupid

33

How did Claudius obtain the status of emperor?

the Praetorian Guard chose him

34

Name two women that Claudius married.

Messalina and Agrippina the Younger (Claudius' niece)

35

Who did Claudius father with Messalina?

Brittanicus and Octavia

36

Who was the child of Agrippina the Younger?

Nero

37

What was Nero's real name?

Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus

38

How was Nero related to Claudius?

Nero was the step son of Claudius

39

Who did Nero marry?

Claudius' daughter Octavia

40

At what age was Nero made emperor?

around 16

41

Who were Nero's tutors?

Seneca (stoic philosopher) and Burrus (military man)

42

What event occurred in AD 64?

The great fire

43

Who did Nero blame for the great fire?

Christians

44

What did the great fire enable Nero to do?

build the domus aurea (house of gold)

45

Who led the revolt in Britain during Nero's reign?

Queen Boudicca

46

How did Nero die?

He committed suicide