Flashcards in Pompeii - full deck Deck (183):
Hora Prima - first hour after sunriseHora Duodecima - last hour before sunsetEight watches in the night - Vespera, Prima Fax, Concubia, Intempesta (midnight), Inclinato, Gallicinium, Conticinium, Diluculum
Roman days of the week
Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Sun
Quotes at the start
Tom Wolfe, Hooking UpPliny, Natural HistoryA Trevor Hodge, Roman Aqueducts & Water Supply
Book starts at
Conticinium, Mars, 22 August - 04:21
Quotes at start of Mars
Bardintzeff, McBirney - Volcanology
Marcus ATTILIUS Primus
Where is Attilius based
Constellation that rises on Festival of Vinalia
Name of the aqueduct around the Bay of Naples
Who had recruited Attilius' great grandfather?
Which aqua did Attilius' great grandfather build?
Which aqua did Attilius' grandfather build?
Which aqua did Attilius' father build?
Where does the Aqua Augusta start?
Appenninus - springs of Serinus
Which towns are served by the Aqua Augusta?
Pompeii (spur) - Nola - Acerrae - Atella - Neapolis - Puteoli - Cumae - Baiae - Misenum
Architect to the Divine Augustus (chinrest)
Province book takes place in
Villain of the piece
Numerus Popidius AMPLIATUS
Ampliatus' villa on Bay of Naples
Villa Hortensia, Misenum
Augustan aristocrat who threw slaves to his eels
One of Ampliatus's eels was a favourite of which emperor?
Ampliatus's teenage son
Ampliatus's household steward
Which fish had the slave "killed"?
How much were the red mullet worth?
Name of slave being fed to the eels
Terminus of the Aqua Autusta
Piscina Miribilis - Pool of Wonders
Roof of Piscina Miribilis
48 pillars, each more than 50m high
Exomnius Aelianus - sicilian, 20 years
Person administering aqueducts
Curator Aquarium - Rome
Name of Curator Aquarium
Where was Attilius working when transferred
Philosophical school Attilius subscribes to
Attilius's household slave
Attilius's late wife
Temple build by Ampliatus in Pompeii
Cult of Isis - presented in Celsinus's name
Sun GodHusband to IsisSlain each evening by Set, bringer of Darkness
What does Attilius smell in the water at the Villa Hortentius
What does Ampliatus smell of?
What game is Corax playing with Musa and Becco
Atillius's greek slave
How long has Corax worked on the Aqua Augusta?
Which hill are the Claudia and Anio Novus in Rome?
Aqua Marcia - Sweetest tasting, three springs of the ArnioAqua Alsietina - foulestAqua Julia - soft and tepid
What did Atillius's father die of?
Lead poisoning, before 50
Capacity of Piscina?
Daily requirement of 200 people
How many in Misenum?
How much water is in the Piscina?
Enough for two days
Where are the sulphur springs?
Whose mouth does the Aqua Augusta flow from into the Piscina?
Where does the rider come from to tell Atillius that the water has failed?
Statue in the building housing the sluicegate
Egeria - goddess of water spring, consort of Numa
Giaus Plinius - Pliny the Elder
Pliny's great work
Where is there a copy of the Natural History?
Library at the Porticus of Octavia
Imperial flagship at Misenum
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus - Pliny the Younger
Where does Atillius send men to shut off the Augusta?
Augusta diverted to ...
Nones of February, consulship of Regulus and Verginius, Nero was in Neapolis - Seneca describes
Sacrificed to Jupiter
Fastest ship in the fleet, lent to Atillius
TITUS Caesar Vespasianus Augustus
Aquaduct built by Atillius's father
What is the Venus Throw in dice?
Misenum is named after ...
Misenus, herald of the Trojans, slain by Triton (Virgil)
What sort of ship is the Minerva?
Captain of the Minerva
Two great warships in Misenum harbour
Concordia and Neptune
Pliny's two greek slaves
Alcman for reading aloudAlexion for dictation
Emporer who was Pliny's friend
Pliny's water clock, specifications by ...
Ctesibius of Alexandria
Ampliatus granted freedom by ...
Commissioner sent to Pompeii by Nero after earthquake
Soil found around Puteoli that forms the basis for Roman concrete
Slave who set up rebel camp on top of Vesusvius
Greatest villa on the bay
Owner of Villa Calpurnia
Pedius Cascus (former consul)
Pedius Cascus's wife
Pedius Cascus's philosophers
Letter shown to Attilius after Sabina's death
Servius Sulpicus to Cicero
Who does the the dice say should go and locate the fault in the aqua?
Corax and Musa
Where does water enter Pompeii?
By the Vesuvius gate (castellum aquae)
River flowing through Pompeii
Horse dealer in Pompeii
Baculus (Horses Swift Enough For The Gods)
Where are the sluices to the Aqua?
Abellinum (springs rise under a temple dedicated to water goddesses)
Name of aquarius in charge at Abellinum
Slave at Pompeii's castellum aquae
Magistrates in Pomeii
Marcus HolconiusQuintus Brittius
Aediles in Pompeii
Lucius Popidius - in charge of waterGaius Cuspius
Where did Exomnius have rooms in Pompeii?
Africanus's place (brothel)
Scared day for the men of the aqueducts
Neptunia - 23rd July
Who is Corelia due to marry?
What is Ampliatus building in Pompeii?
Ampliatus's foreman at the baths
Ampliatus's advice to Attilius
No safer investment (in Pompeii) than property
Man Ampliatus did some debt collecting for
Profit is joy
Ampliatus's (dreary) wife
Lucius Popidius's mother
The rule of Varro
Guests at dinner party should not be less than the Graces (three) or more than the Muses (nine)
Oysters bred in ...
Brindisium, fattened in the Lucrine Lake
Eat to vomit, vomit to eat
Freed slave of monstrous wealth in satire by Titus Petronius
Fate of Petronius
Ordered to suicide by Nero - broke fluorspar wine-dipper with 300,000
Centre dish at Ampliatus's feast
Cheap beechwood document case
Surgeon to attest to Corelia's virginity
Exomnius's prostitute "partner"
Ex-gladiator on Atillius's team
Why don't the men like being out near Vesuvius after dark?
The giants ...
Where is the Villa Calpurnia
Pliny: In cardiac disease the only relief lies in ...
What has Pliny decided to call the tremors from the volcano?
Pliny's widowed sister
Pliny the Younger's tutors
Quintilian for literatureNicetes for rhetoric
Nemausus (Nimes) in Gaul
What sort of gladiator was Brebix
Murmillo - 30 fights
Which troop was Brebix in
Waves but no ...
Who is sent to close off the sluices at Abellinium
Corvinius and Becco
Five neighbourhoods of Pompeii
Population of Pompeii
Sybil of Pompeii
God the sybil sacrifices snakes to
Goddess of the water spring
What does Corelia bring Attilius
Accounts stolen from Ampliatus, accounts of Vesuvius
Where in Sicily was Exomnius from?
Caetana (near Etna)
What day does Vesuvius erupt?
Jupiter (August 24)
From the womb feet first like ...
Who does Atillius send back to Pompeii with Corelia
Where did Pliny serve in the army?
Who was Pliny fighting in Upper Germany
Who did Pliny serve with in Upper Germany?
Who murdered Aggripina in Misenum?
How often is the Piscina Miribalis emptied for maintenance?
Every ten years
Pliny's water slave
What does Pliny find in amphora dropped into the reservoir
Silver coins - 250k sesterces
Which emperor is pictured on the coins found in the reservoir?
Who's money is found in the reservoir?
Board of four - Popidius, Cuspius, Brittias, Holconius
Whose name is on notices around Pompeii promising water
Popidius (by the seventh hour)
The best wine ...
Breeze from the North East
Whose body does Attilius find at the top of Vesuvius
Who follows Attilius up Vesuvius to kill him
Who has written the greek account of Vesuvius
Who has written the Latin account of the Pompeii earthquake
What's the full ruling council on Pompeii called?
The Ordo - 85 citizens
How many Hiroshimas?
Escape route from Pompeii
What rains down on Pompeii first
"People perish ...
... books are immortal" - Rectina
Island rules by Aeolus, god of Wind
Universal fuel on various phenomena
Blind friend of Pliny's who thought eruption was the work of Jupiter
Observation platform on ship
Carchesium - "drinking cup"
Where does the Minerva eventually put to shore?
Whose villa do they spend the night after the eruption
Pomponianus - Stabiae
"most courageous man who ever lived" according to Pliny
Wine produced for dinner in Stabiae
Who gives Attilius his helmet when he sets off for Pompeii from Stabiae (three miles)
Who does a stranger ask Attilius after?
His wife, Julia Felix
Who attacks Massavo with a torch?
Where do Attilius and Corelia survive the eruption
Where does Pliny die