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Roman time

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

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Roman days of the week

Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Sun

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Quotes at the start

Tom Wolfe, Hooking UpPliny, Natural HistoryA Trevor Hodge, Roman Aqueducts & Water Supply

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Book starts at

Conticinium, Mars, 22 August - 04:21

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Quotes at start of Mars

Bardintzeff, McBirney - Volcanology

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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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Which towns are served by the Aqua Augusta?

Pompeii (spur) - Nola - Acerrae - Atella - Neapolis - Puteoli - Cumae - Baiae - Misenum

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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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Ampliatus's household steward

Scutarius

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Which fish had the slave "killed"?

Red Mullet

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How much were the red mullet worth?

6,000s each

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Ampliatus's daughter

Corelia

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Name of slave being fed to the eels

Hipponax

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Hipponax's mother

Atia

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Terminus of the Aqua Autusta

Piscina Miribilis - Pool of Wonders

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Roof of Piscina Miribilis

48 pillars, each more than 50m high

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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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Osiris

Sun GodHusband to IsisSlain each evening by Set, bringer of Darkness

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What does Attilius smell in the water at the Villa Hortentius

Sulphur

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What does Ampliatus smell of?

Crocus oil

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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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How long has Corax worked on the Aqua Augusta?

Twenty years

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Which hill are the Claudia and Anio Novus in Rome?

Esquiline

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Roman waters

Aqua Marcia - Sweetest tasting, three springs of the ArnioAqua Alsietina - foulestAqua Julia - soft and tepid

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What did Atillius's father die of?

Lead poisoning, before 50

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Capacity of Piscina?

280 quinariae

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One quinariae

Daily requirement of 200 people

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How many in Misenum?

10000

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How much water is in the Piscina?

Enough for two days

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Where are the sulphur springs?

Baiae

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

Nepture

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Where does the rider come from to tell Atillius that the water has failed?

Nola

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Statue in the building housing the sluicegate

Egeria - goddess of water spring, consort of Numa

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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 is there a copy of the Natural History?

Library at the Porticus of Octavia

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Imperial flagship at Misenum

Victoria

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Pliny's nephew

Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus - Pliny the Younger

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Where does Atillius send men to shut off the Augusta?

Abellinum

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Augusta diverted to ...

Beneventum

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Previous earthquake

Nones of February, consulship of Regulus and Verginius, Nero was in Neapolis - Seneca describes

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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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Aquaduct built by Atillius's father

Aqua Claudia

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What is the Venus Throw in dice?

Four sixes

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Misenum is named after ...

Misenus, herald of the Trojans, slain by Triton (Virgil)

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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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Two great warships in Misenum harbour

Concordia and Neptune

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Pliny's two greek slaves

Alcman for reading aloudAlexion for dictation

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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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Commissioner sent to Pompeii by Nero after earthquake

Suedius Clemens

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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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Letter shown to Attilius after Sabina's death

Servius Sulpicus to Cicero

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Who does the the dice say should go and locate the fault in the aqua?

Corax and Musa

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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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Horse dealer in Pompeii

Baculus (Horses Swift Enough For The Gods)

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Where are the sluices to the Aqua?

Abellinum (springs rise under a temple dedicated to water goddesses)

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Name of aquarius in charge at Abellinum

Probus

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Slave at Pompeii's castellum aquae

Tiro (blind)

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Magistrates in Pomeii

Marcus HolconiusQuintus Brittius

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Aediles in Pompeii

Lucius Popidius - in charge of waterGaius Cuspius

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Where did Exomnius have rooms in Pompeii?

Africanus's place (brothel)

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Scared day for the men of the aqueducts

Neptunia - 23rd July

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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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Ampliatus's foreman at the baths

Januarius

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Ampliatus's advice to Attilius

No safer investment (in Pompeii) than property

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Man Ampliatus did some debt collecting for

Jucundus

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Salve lucrum

Hail profit

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Lucrum gaudium

Profit is joy

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Ampliatus's (dreary) wife

Celsia

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Lucius Popidius's mother

Taedia Secunda

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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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Oysters bred in ...

Brindisium, fattened in the Lucrine Lake

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Seneca's motto

Eat to vomit, vomit to eat

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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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Ampliatus's cook

Gargilius

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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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Surgeon to attest to Corelia's virginity

Pumponius Magonianus

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Exomnius's prostitute "partner"

Zmyrina

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Ex-gladiator on Atillius's team

Brebix

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Why don't the men like being out near Vesuvius after dark?

The giants ...

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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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Pliny the Younger's tutors

Quintilian for literatureNicetes for rhetoric

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Highest aqueduct

Nemausus (Nimes) in Gaul

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What sort of gladiator was Brebix

Murmillo - 30 fights

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Which troop was Brebix in

Alleius Nigidius

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Waves but no ...

wind

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Who is sent to close off the sluices at Abellinium

Corvinius and Becco

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Five neighbourhoods of Pompeii

ForensesCampaniensesSaliniensesUrbananensesPagani

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Ampliatus's temple

Isis

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Population of Pompeii

20000

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Sybil of Pompeii

Biria Onomastia

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God the sybil sacrifices snakes to

Sabazios

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Goddess of the water spring

Egeria

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What does Corelia bring Attilius

Accounts stolen from Ampliatus, accounts of Vesuvius

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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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Who does Atillius send back to Pompeii with Corelia

Polites

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Where did Pliny serve in the army?

Upper Germany

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Who was Pliny fighting in Upper Germany

Chauci warriors

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Who did Pliny serve with in Upper Germany?

Domitius Corbolo

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Claudius's wife

Lollia Paulina

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Nero's wife

Agrippina

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Who murdered Aggripina in Misenum?

Ancietus

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How often is the Piscina Miribalis emptied for maintenance?

Every ten years

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Pliny's water slave

Dromo

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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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Quattrorviri

Board of four - Popidius, Cuspius, Brittias, Holconius

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Whose name is on notices around Pompeii promising water

Popidius (by the seventh hour)

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The best wine ...

Caecuban

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Samnite fortress

Nola

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Thracian gladiator

Spartacus

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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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What's the full ruling council on Pompeii called?

The Ordo - 85 citizens

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How many Hiroshimas?

100000

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Escape route from Pompeii

Stabian Gate

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What rains down on Pompeii first

Pumice

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"People perish ...

... books are immortal" - Rectina

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Island rules by Aeolus, god of Wind

Strongyle

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Universal fuel on various phenomena

Sulphur

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Blind friend of Pliny's who thought eruption was the work of Jupiter

Pomponianus

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Observation platform on ship

Carchesium - "drinking cup"

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Where does the Minerva eventually put to shore?

Stabiae

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Whose villa do they spend the night after the eruption

Pomponianus - Stabiae

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"most courageous man who ever lived" according to Pliny

Marcus Sergius

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Wine produced for dinner in Stabiae

Falernian

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

Torquatus

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Who does a stranger ask Attilius after?

His wife, Julia Felix

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Who attacks Massavo with a torch?

Corelia

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Where do Attilius and Corelia survive the eruption

The aqueduct

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Where does Pliny die

Stabiae

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Rumoured - a baby made of

Stone