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Study Guide Questions

1.     Legend relates that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus, one of the orphaned twins raised by a ______________ .
2.     The southern face of the Capitoline Hill has been identified as the infamous Tarpian Rock from which ____________________ were hurled.
3.     The Bocca della Verita, or the ______________ _____ ______________ , was given its name because legend attests that if any liar puts his hand in the mouth, it will be bitten off.
4.     The Temple of Vesta held the undying flame which was kept forever burning by the ____________ Virgins.
5.     In the days of the Roman Republic, it was the __________________ who was the real master of the forum.
6.     According to tradition, the first temple of the twins, Castor and _______________ , was built in 484 B. C.
7.     The Arch of ________________ marked the northern edge of the Forum Boarium, or cattle market, and served as a shelter for cattle dealers.
8.     _________________ Island carried strong religious significance--its shape is said to be similar to that of the god of medicine.
9.     A podium behind a temple on this island belongs to the Curia Pompeii where _________________ was murdered.
10.     Romans obeyed the rules of a rigid and meticulous ___________________, but had leeway in choosing their final resting places.
11.     __________________ constructed the Basilica Julia in the Forum Romanum.
12.     Caesar began building the Theatre of Marcellus, which was completed by his successor, ___________________ .
13.     The Temple of the Divine Caesar was built by Augustus in the Forum Romanum on the spot where the body of _________________ was cremated.
14.     Augustus's aide in the reconstruction of Rome was his son-in-law and advisor, ________________, who consrtucted a temple to Venus and Mars.
15.     Agrippa constructed a 20-kilometer-long _________________ , the Aqua Vergine, to bring water to the city.
16.     The Romans were said to be absorbed by two things: their food and their ______________________.
17.     The _______________ Maximus was eventually used for two, three, and four-horse chariot races.
18.     _______________ erected the Domus Aurea on the Oppius Hill, which was the central part of his imperial residence
19.     The ____________________ , which rose on the site of the artificial lake in Nero's palace garden, probably derived its name from the Colossus of Nero.
20.     In order to go to the place named in question #9, Roman citizens had to wear ____________ .
21.     After Vespasian's death, his sons, _________________ and Domitian, raised a temple to his memory in the old forum.
22.     __________________ built a circus on the Campus Martius, changed the aspect of Palatine Hill, and constructed the Portico of the Twelve Gods.
23.     The last and largest of the imperial fora was the Emperor ________________ Forum.
24.     Hadrian ordered the construction of the ______________________ , which is said to be the most magnificent symbol of the Empire and the best-preserved building of the ancient world.
25.     The great square of the Colosseum began to acquire its present monumental aspect with Hadrian's erection of the massive Temple of _____________ and Roma.
26.     The Arch of Septimus Severus was erected in the most frequented part of the Roman Forum in honor of the Emperor ____________________ and his two sons, Geta and Caracalla.
27.     ________________ proliferated under the Empire, when bathing occupied an important place in the Roman day.
28.     The Emperor Aurelian is responsible for the major undertaking of the Third Century, a city _____________ some twelve miles long and between 25 and 35 feet high.
29.     _____________________ were long halls serving a variety of civic purposes, one of which was to provide a dignified setting for the courts of law.
30.     The Arch of __________________________ , cast in white marble, is the last notable specimen of the great architecture of ancient Rome.
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