Flashcards in Roman Customs Deck (100):
For Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus, which name identified his stirps?
What was the storage chest/strongbox for a rich family?
What was the daily visit of a client to his patron?
From what material was the toga made during the Republic?
What was the most important grain for the Romans?
What was the power of the husband over his wife ?
What did the Romans call lunch?
Which room was a bedroom in the domus?
What was the task of the fullones
Where would a catillus have been found?
Where was an unburned body placed inside a columbaria ?
Which family's men wore only the subligaculum under their togas?
Who was the head slave on an estate?
What did Cato call his after dinner party of conversation with drinking?
What type of meat did the Romans consider to be of the poorest quality?
Which gens used the praenomen Mamercus ?
How many balls were used in trigon?
What was the property of a slave or child?
What was the favorite item of jewelry for Roman women?
What were the starting stalls at a circus?
Originally cognati within ____ degrees of consanguinity were not supposed to marry.
What did a fritillus hold?
On which hill was the Casa Romuli located?
What was the most common type of racing chariot?
Which item would a Roman NOT put in a salad?
A. lettuce B. cress C. tomato D. mallow
The power of a father over his son was terminated when the son became __.
the flamen dialis
When was the Saturnalia?
What were lateres cocti?
What was the traditional material for an engagement ring?
How much was a man charged to enter a thermae?
A memorial for a lost body was a/an _____.
What was the least popular form of theatrical performance?
Which officials supervised slave auctions in Rome?
Which was NOT used in sealing a letter?
A. cera B. linum C. signum D. spatha
Which animal was NOT sacrificed in the suovetaurilia?
A. bull B. sheep C. pig D. horse
What was the preferred nationality of a rhetor?
Which was NOT a chariot faction?
A. russata B. atra C. veneta D. praesina
Where did the dextrarum junctio take place?
What footwear would a laborer wear in the streets of Rome?
Which vehicle was used for rapid travel with little baggage?
Who was not an agnate of the paterfamilias?
his emancipated son
How many sides of a talus were counted?
In which chair would the patron sit?
During the Republic which class was most involved in collecting taxes?
What was the Roman raincoat/overcoat?
If PVP occurred at the start of a name on a tombstone, it meant the person had ___.
died as an infant
What was a calamus?
Which atrium had more than four supporting columns?
What toga did the dictator wear?
Which was the bottom layer of a Roman road?
Gaius Cestius was honored by a tomb in the shape of a ___.
What were the stepping stones in a street?
In what commodity did mangones deal?
Who built the first permanent theater in Rome?
Which fruit was the last to be cultivated in Italy?
A. peach B. lemon C. cherry D. pear
Which was NOT worn by a 16-year old male celebrating the Liberalia?
A. tunica recta B. toga pura C. toga praetexta D. toga libera
C. toga praetexta
What was the Roman " hot tub"?
Primordia refers to to the first few days of ___.
a child's life
What color dye came from the murex?
In which room of the bath were oils rubbed into the skin?
For Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus, which name identifies his gens?
Which clan provided its women with a laudatio during the Republic?
What were the curved upper roof tiles?
Who built two wooden theaters which rotated to form an amphitheater?
Which was NOT used in tyrotarichus?
A. apples B. cheese C. eggs D. fish
When was the Liberalia celebrated?
Who founded the first public library in Rome?
What was the father's office in the domus?
What was the usual color of the border around the neck of a stola?
What was the length of a Roman hour in modern minutes on a midsummer day?
During the Republic, gravepits for the poor were located on the ___ Hill.
What type of gladiator would a Samnite most likely have fought?
What were the bolts that locked an outer door?
How much time did the nundinae encompass?
How many slaves did Horace say a gentleman must have?
For how many centuries after the founding of Rome was divorce unknown?
In what year did January become the first month of the year?
153 B. C
What was used as proof of hospitium?
What was the best kind of bread?
Which emperor required widows to remarry?
Adrogatio had to be approved by the ____.
What was the original term for supper?
From what wood were the most expensive tables made?
Who constructed the first naumachia?
Which was usually served during the gustus?
What was the act of a father acknowledging a child as his child?
Who were slaves freed before friends but not a magistrate?
What was the general term for a meat market?
The minimum burial rite required ___ handfuls of dirt.
To what height did Augustus limit insulae in Roman feet?
What was the origin of a nomen ending in -na?
What article of clothing was a subucula?
What tool was used to pack down the floor in an early domus?
How many circuses were in or near Rome?
What was the main ingredient of epityrum?
What was the earliest form of plebeian marriage?
What were horrea?
Who gathered the flowers and plants for the bride's wreath?
What did a capsa normally contain?