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Flashcards in Pompeii Deck (102):
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Book starts at

Conticinium, Mars, 22 August - 04:21

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Engineer's name

Marcus ATTILIUS Primus

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Where is Attilius based

Misenum

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Constellation that rises on Festival of Vinalia

Vintager

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Overseer

Gavius Corax

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Name of the aqueduct around the Bay of Naples

Aqua Augusta

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Who had recruited Attilius' great grandfather?

Marcus Agrippa

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Which aqua did Attilius' great grandfather build?

Aqua Julia

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Which aqua did Attilius' grandfather build?

Anio Novus

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Which aqua did Attilius' father build?

Aqua Claudia

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Where does the Aqua Augusta start?

Appenninus - springs of Serinus

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Architect to the Divine Augustus (chinrest)

Vitruvius

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Province book takes place in

Campania

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Villain of the piece

Numerus Popidius AMPLIATUS

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Ampliatus' villa on Bay of Naples

Villa Hortensia, Misenum

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Augustan aristocrat who threw slaves to his eels

Vedius Pollo

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Ampliatus's eels

Moray

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One of Ampliatus's eels was a favourite of which emperor?

Nero

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Ampliatus's teenage son

Celsinus

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Which fish had the slave "killed"?

Red Mullet

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Ampliatus's daughter

Corelia

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Terminus of the Aqua Autusta

Piscina Miribilis - Pool of Wonders

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Attilius's predecessor

Exomnius Aelianus - sicilian, 20 years

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Person administering aqueducts

Curator Aquarium - Rome

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Name of Curator Aquarium

Acilius Aviola

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Where was Attilius working when transferred

Anio Novus

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Philosophical school Attilius subscribes to

Stoics

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Attilius's household slave

Phylo

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Attilius's late wife

Sabina

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Temple build by Ampliatus in Pompeii

Cult of Isis - presented in Celsinus's name

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What does Attilius smell in the water at the Villa Hortentius

Sulphur

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What game is Corax playing with Musa and Becco

Bones

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Atillius's greek slave

Polites

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Which hill are the Claudia and Anio Novus in Rome?

Esquiline

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One quinariae

Daily requirement of 200 people

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How much water is in the Piscina?

Enough for two days

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Whose mouth does the Aqua Augusta flow from into the Piscina?

Nepture

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Admiral

Giaus Plinius - Pliny the Elder

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Pliny's great work

Natural History

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Where does Atillius send men to shut off the Augusta?

Abellinum

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Pliny's wine

Caecuban

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Sacrificed to Jupiter

White bull

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Fastest ship in the fleet, lent to Atillius

Minerva

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Public holiday

Vulcanalia (appropriate)

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Current emperor

TITUS Caesar Vespasianus Augustus

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What is the Venus Throw in dice?

Four sixes

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What sort of ship is the Minerva?

Liburnum

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Captain of the Minerva

Torquatus

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Emporer who was Pliny's friend

Vespasian

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Pliny's water clock, specifications by ...

Ctesibius of Alexandria

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Ampliatus granted freedom by ...

Popidius

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Soil found around Puteoli that forms the basis for Roman concrete

Puteolanum

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Slave who set up rebel camp on top of Vesusvius

Spartacus

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Greatest villa on the bay

Villa Calpurnia

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Owner of Villa Calpurnia

Pedius Cascus (former consul)

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Pedius Cascus's wife

Rectina

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Pedius Cascus's philosophers

Epicurians

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Where does water enter Pompeii?

By the Vesuvius gate (castellum aquae)

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River flowing through Pompeii

Sarnus

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Slave at Pompeii's castellum aquae

Tiro (blind)

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Where did Exomnius have rooms in Pompeii?

Africanus's place (brothel)

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Popidius's doorman

Massavo

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Who is Corelia due to marry?

Popidius

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What is Ampliatus building in Pompeii?

Baths

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Salve lucrum

Hail profit

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Lucrum gaudium

Profit is joy

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The rule of Varro

Guests at dinner party should not be less than the Graces (three) or more than the Muses (nine)

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Trimalchio

Freed slave of monstrous wealth in satire by Titus Petronius

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Fate of Petronius

Ordered to suicide by Nero - broke fluorspar wine-dipper with 300,000

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Centre dish at Ampliatus's feast

Eel

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Capsa

Cheap beechwood document case

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Corelia's birds

Goldfinches

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Ex-gladiator on Atillius's team

Brebix

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Where is the Villa Calpurnia

Herculaneum

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Pliny: In cardiac disease the only relief lies in ...

wine

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What has Pliny decided to call the tremors from the volcano?

Harmonic episodes

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Pliny's widowed sister

Julia

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What sort of gladiator was Brebix

Murmillo - 30 fights

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Population of Pompeii

20,000

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Sybil of Pompeii

Biria Onomastia

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God the sybil sacrifices snakes to

Sabazios

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Where in Sicily was Exomnius from?

Caetana (near Etna)

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What day does Vesuvius erupt?

Jupiter (August 24)

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From the womb feet first like ...

Agrippa

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Where did Pliny serve in the army?

Upper Germany

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How often is the Piscina Miribalis emptied for maintenance?

Every ten years

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What does Pliny find in amphora dropped into the reservoir

Silver coins - 250k sesterces

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Which emperor is pictured on the coins found in the reservoir?

Vespasian

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Who's money is found in the reservoir?

Exomnius

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Samnite fortress

Nola

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Breeze from the North East

Caurus

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Whose body does Attilius find at the top of Vesuvius

Exomnius

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Who follows Attilius up Vesuvius to kill him

Gavius Corax

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Who has written the greek account of Vesuvius

Strabo

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Who has written the Latin account of the Pompeii earthquake

Seneca

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How many Hiroshimas?

100,000

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What rains down on Pompeii first

Pumice

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Observation platform on ship

Carchesium - "drinking cup"

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Whose villa do they spend the night after the eruption

Pomponianus - Stabiae

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Who gives Attilius his helmet when he sets off for Pompeii from Stabiae (three miles)

Torquatus

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Where do Attilius and Corelia survive the eruption

The aqueduct

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Where does Pliny die

Stabiae