Ludi Romani 2767 a.u.c./Certamen Historicum

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==DAY 1 QUESTIONS==
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==Day I Questions==
 
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1. When was Augustus born?
 
1. When was Augustus born?
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'''23 September 63 BC'''
  
 
2. Who were the three wives of Augustus?
 
2. Who were the three wives of Augustus?
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'''Clodia Pulchra, Scribonia, Livia Drusilla'''
  
 
3. On what day did Augustus begin his reign?
 
3. On what day did Augustus begin his reign?
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'''16 January 27 BC'''
  
 
4. When did Augustus Die?
 
4. When did Augustus Die?
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'''19 August 14 AD'''
  
 
5. Who were Augustus' children?
 
5. Who were Augustus' children?
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'''Julia the Elder, Gaius Caesar, Lucius Caesar, Agrippa Postumus, Tiberius Claudius Nero'''
  
 
6. How many of Augustus' children were adopted?
 
6. How many of Augustus' children were adopted?
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'''4'''
  
 
7. Who was not adopted?
 
7. Who was not adopted?
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'''Julia the Elder'''
  
 
8. Where was Augustus born?
 
8. Where was Augustus born?
  
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'''In Rome at Ox Head on the Palatine Hill'''
  
==DAY 2 QUESTIONS==
 
  
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==Day II Questions==
  
 
9. What town was Augustus' paternal family from?
 
9. What town was Augustus' paternal family from?
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'''Velletri'''
  
 
10. Where was Augustus raised?
 
10. Where was Augustus raised?
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'''Velletri'''
  
 
11. Augustus' father was governor of which Roman province?
 
11. Augustus' father was governor of which Roman province?
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'''Macedonia'''
  
 
12. Augustus' great-grandfather was a military tribune where?
 
12. Augustus' great-grandfather was a military tribune where?
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'''Sicily'''
  
 
13. How old was Augustus when his father died?
 
13. How old was Augustus when his father died?
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'''4'''
  
 
14. What was Augustus' mother's name?
 
14. What was Augustus' mother's name?
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'''Atia Balba Caesonia'''
  
 
15. What was Augustus' given name at birth?
 
15. What was Augustus' given name at birth?
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'''Gaius Octavius Thurinus'''
  
 
16. What was the name of the former governor of Syria that his mother married?
 
16. What was the name of the former governor of Syria that his mother married?
  
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'''Lucius Marcius Philippus'''
  
==DAY 3 QUESTIONS==
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==Day III Questions==
  
  
 
17. Who did Philippus claim decent from?
 
17. Who did Philippus claim decent from?
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'''Alexander the Great'''
  
 
18. Who raised Augustus as a child?
 
18. Who raised Augustus as a child?
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'''His Grandmother, Julia Caesaris'''
  
 
19. When was Augustus elected to the Collegium Pontificum?
 
19. When was Augustus elected to the Collegium Pontificum?
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'''47 BC'''
  
 
20. Who formed the First Triumvirate?
 
20. Who formed the First Triumvirate?
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'''Gnaeus Pompey Magnus, Julius Caesar, and Marcus Licinius Crassus'''
  
 
21. Who formed the Second Triumvirate?
 
21. Who formed the Second Triumvirate?
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'''Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus'''
  
 
22. After the Battle of Actium, who was elected Consul with Octavian?
 
22. After the Battle of Actium, who was elected Consul with Octavian?
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'''Marcus Agrippa'''
  
 
23. In 27 BC, what two titles did the Senate give Octavian?
 
23. In 27 BC, what two titles did the Senate give Octavian?
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'''Augustus and Princeps'''
  
 
24. In 23 BC, who was Augustus' first choice for co-Consul that died before taking office?
 
24. In 23 BC, who was Augustus' first choice for co-Consul that died before taking office?
  
  
==DAY 4 QUESTIONS==
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==Day IV Questions==
  
  
25. Who was appointed to replace him?
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'''Aulus Terentius Varro Murena'''
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25. Who was appointed to replace Aulus Terentius?
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'''Calpurnius Piso'''
  
 
26. What was "imperium proconsulare maius," and why was it important to Augustus?
 
26. What was "imperium proconsulare maius," and why was it important to Augustus?
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'''"power over all the proconsuls," which allowed his supreme influence to control the affairs of the provinces.'''
  
 
27. Where did Augustus die?
 
27. Where did Augustus die?
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'''Nola, Italia'''
  
 
28. What was Augustus' full name?
 
28. What was Augustus' full name?
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'''Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus'''
  
 
29. How old was Augustus when he died?
 
29. How old was Augustus when he died?
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'''75'''
  
 
30. Where was Augustus buried?
 
30. Where was Augustus buried?
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'''Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome'''
  
 
31. When were the Ludi Romani first held?
 
31. When were the Ludi Romani first held?
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'''366 BC'''
  
 
32. What did this festival first introduce in 364 BC to Rome?
 
32. What did this festival first introduce in 364 BC to Rome?
  
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'''Greek Drama'''
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==Day V Questions==
  
==DAY 5 QUESTIONS==
 
  
 
33. Who are the Ludi Romani games primarily dedicated to?
 
33. Who are the Ludi Romani games primarily dedicated to?
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'''Iuppiter'''
  
 
34. Who is said to have first established these games?
 
34. Who is said to have first established these games?
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'''Tarquinius Priscus'''
  
 
35. Who originally organized the Ludi Romani?
 
35. Who originally organized the Ludi Romani?
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'''The Consuls'''
  
 
36. Who later organized them?
 
36. Who later organized them?
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'''The Curule Aediles'''
  
 
37. What was unique about the Ludi circenses at the Ludi Romani?
 
37. What was unique about the Ludi circenses at the Ludi Romani?
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'''Each chariot carried a driver and a warrior. The warrior jumped out of the chariot and ran the last lap on foot.'''
  
 
38. Who produced the first play at the Ludi Romani in 240 BC?
 
38. Who produced the first play at the Ludi Romani in 240 BC?
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'''Livius Andronicus'''
  
 
39. The grand processional opening the Ludi Romani began where and ended where?
 
39. The grand processional opening the Ludi Romani began where and ended where?
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'''The Temple of Iuppiter to the Circus Maximus'''
  
 
40. Why did Tarquinius Priscus set up the Ludi Romani?
 
40. Why did Tarquinius Priscus set up the Ludi Romani?
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'''To celebrate his military victories'''
  
  
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==='''1st Place:'''===
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==='''1st Place: AVLVS SCIBONIVS NASICA'''===
  
==='''2nd Place:'''===
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==='''2nd Place: MARCVS POMPEIVS CANINVS'''===
  
==='''3rd Place:'''===
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==='''3rd Place: SEXTA LAELIA MACRA'''===

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Contents

About the Contest

Salvete omnes!

This year's Certamen Historicum for the Ludi Romani will consist of 40 questions about Caesar Augustus and the Ludi Romani.

GOOD LUCK!

Optime valete,

L VITELLIVS TRIARIVS Aedilis curulis


Rules

A) You may email your answers at any time before Thursday, September 18 at 12:00 Noon Rome time with the Subject title: "Certamen Answers."

B) Email your answers to: lvtriarius@yahoo.com


Day I Questions

1. When was Augustus born?

23 September 63 BC

2. Who were the three wives of Augustus?

Clodia Pulchra, Scribonia, Livia Drusilla

3. On what day did Augustus begin his reign?

16 January 27 BC

4. When did Augustus Die?

19 August 14 AD

5. Who were Augustus' children?

Julia the Elder, Gaius Caesar, Lucius Caesar, Agrippa Postumus, Tiberius Claudius Nero

6. How many of Augustus' children were adopted?

4

7. Who was not adopted?

Julia the Elder

8. Where was Augustus born?

In Rome at Ox Head on the Palatine Hill


Day II Questions

9. What town was Augustus' paternal family from?

Velletri

10. Where was Augustus raised?

Velletri

11. Augustus' father was governor of which Roman province?

Macedonia

12. Augustus' great-grandfather was a military tribune where?

Sicily

13. How old was Augustus when his father died?

4

14. What was Augustus' mother's name?

Atia Balba Caesonia

15. What was Augustus' given name at birth?

Gaius Octavius Thurinus

16. What was the name of the former governor of Syria that his mother married?

Lucius Marcius Philippus


Day III Questions

17. Who did Philippus claim decent from?

Alexander the Great

18. Who raised Augustus as a child?

His Grandmother, Julia Caesaris

19. When was Augustus elected to the Collegium Pontificum?

47 BC

20. Who formed the First Triumvirate?

Gnaeus Pompey Magnus, Julius Caesar, and Marcus Licinius Crassus

21. Who formed the Second Triumvirate?

Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

22. After the Battle of Actium, who was elected Consul with Octavian?

Marcus Agrippa

23. In 27 BC, what two titles did the Senate give Octavian?

Augustus and Princeps

24. In 23 BC, who was Augustus' first choice for co-Consul that died before taking office?


Day IV Questions

Aulus Terentius Varro Murena

25. Who was appointed to replace Aulus Terentius?

Calpurnius Piso

26. What was "imperium proconsulare maius," and why was it important to Augustus?

"power over all the proconsuls," which allowed his supreme influence to control the affairs of the provinces.

27. Where did Augustus die?

Nola, Italia

28. What was Augustus' full name?

Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus

29. How old was Augustus when he died?

75

30. Where was Augustus buried?

Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome

31. When were the Ludi Romani first held?

366 BC

32. What did this festival first introduce in 364 BC to Rome?

Greek Drama


Day V Questions

33. Who are the Ludi Romani games primarily dedicated to?

Iuppiter

34. Who is said to have first established these games?

Tarquinius Priscus

35. Who originally organized the Ludi Romani?

The Consuls

36. Who later organized them?

The Curule Aediles

37. What was unique about the Ludi circenses at the Ludi Romani?

Each chariot carried a driver and a warrior. The warrior jumped out of the chariot and ran the last lap on foot.

38. Who produced the first play at the Ludi Romani in 240 BC?

Livius Andronicus

39. The grand processional opening the Ludi Romani began where and ended where?

The Temple of Iuppiter to the Circus Maximus

40. Why did Tarquinius Priscus set up the Ludi Romani?

To celebrate his military victories


VICTOR

1st Place: AVLVS SCIBONIVS NASICA

2nd Place: MARCVS POMPEIVS CANINVS

3rd Place: SEXTA LAELIA MACRA

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