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Certamen Set I

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  • Q1
    A rostra was a speaker's platform fashioned from _________.
    shields and spears
    wood and stone
    beaks of captured ships
    brick and concrete
    60s
  • Q2
    The punishment given to Atlas was to __________.
    hold up the sky (celestial sphere) on his shoulders
    forever roll a boulder up a hill only to have it fall again
    eternally rotate on wheel of fire
    have his liver eaten out by an eagle daily
    60s
  • Q3
    The Sacra, Salaria and Flaminia are all Roman _____________.
    roads
    amphitheaters
    bath houses
    priests
  • Q4
    Roman funerary masks are known as ________.
    faciei Romani
    veteri
    patres conscripti
    imagines
    60s
  • Q5
    Ulysses (Odysseus) traveled 20 years to get home. Where was this?
    Ithaca
    Athens
    Parthia
    Troy
    60s
  • Q6
    Vessels used to transport wine and olives are _________
    amphorae
    60s
  • Q7
    A victory won at too great a cost is known as this type.
    Sullan
    Marian
    Pyrrhic
    Mithridatic
    60s
  • Q8
    Speeches in the Forum were delivered from the _______.
    rostra
    Curia
    podium
    temple
    60s
  • Q9
    What is the date of Rome's founding?
    January 3, 625 BCE
    March 1, 509 BCE
    April 21, 753 BCE
    December 20, 1250 BCE
    60s
  • Q10
    What sea did Romans call the "Mare Nostrum"?
    Mediterranean
    60s
  • Q11
    What famous saying represents the serving of a complete meal?
    ab ovo usque ad mala
    omnia labor vincit
    festina lente
    alea iacta est
  • Q12
    What is a proconsul?
    a treasurer
    a governor of a province
    a deposed consul
    an orator
  • Q13
    What is the modern country once known as Caledonia?
    Wales
    Russia
    Switzerland
    Scotland
  • Q14
    What is the Latin word for dining room?
    triclinium
  • Q15
    What is the Latin word for bread?
    panis
    60s

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