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Acinaces: Quiz


Question 1: Paulus Hector Mair even goes so far as to translate dussack as acinaces, because it is curved like a scimitar, and likewise in the works of Jesuit authors describing ________, acinaces is used for katana.
United KingdomJapanCambodiaCanada

Question 2: A very revealing passage is found in ________' Jewish Antiquities 20.186, where the weapons used by the sicarii are described:
Herod the GreatFirst Jewish–Roman WarJesusJosephus

Question 3: [1] The Romans believed this weapon originated with the ________.
Achaemenid EmpireMedesSassanid EmpireSeleucid Empire

Question 4: Thus, it is frequently used in ________ texts to mean scimitar or the like, a meaning it still retains in scientific Latin.
Vulgar LatinLate LatinMedieval LatinLatin literature

Question 5: A ritual use of acinaces, offered as a gift to the sea by the Persian king Xerxes, is also mentioned by ________ (History, VII, 54), in the ritual contrition scene following the episode known as Flagellation of Hellespont.
Ancient GreeceHerodotusGreco-Persian WarsAlexander the Great

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