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Question 1: Although it was eventually supplanted in this respect by French in the 19th century and English in the 20th, Latin continues to see heavy use in religious, legal, and scientific terminology, and in ________ in general.
UniversityHumanitiesAcademic degreeAcademia

Question 2: Unfortunately, in the case of Livy, much of the script has been lost and we are left with a few specific areas: the founding of the city, the war with ________, and its aftermath.
HannibalSecond Punic WarScipio AfricanusHamilcar Barca

Question 3: Everything the plebeian possessed or acquired legally belonged to the ________.
Patrician (ancient Rome)GensAemilia (gens)Ancient Rome

Question 4: Martial, writing under the Emperor ________, was a famed author of epigrams, poems which were often abusive and censured public figures.

Question 5: The power of ancient Rome spread ever further across a vast geographical area and Romans met with other cults and religions, like cults of ________, Bacchus, and Isis, as well as Judaism.
Greek mythologyZeusCybeleTrojan War

Question 6: During the Imperial period, staple food of the lower class Romans (plebeians) was vegetable porridge and ________, and occasionally fish, meat, olives and fruits.
Medieval cuisineBreakfastRiceBread

Question 7: Much of the Roman practices of their religion and philosophy began to dwindle after 312, when the Roman Emperor ________ legalized Christianity, hitherto brutally suppressed.
Constantine IDiocletianGaleriusMaximian

Question 8: The center of the early social structure, dating from the time of the agricultural tribal city state, was the family, which was not only marked by blood relations but also by the legally constructed relation of ________.
Roman lawMos maiorumRoman MagistratesPater familias

Question 9: In the ________, Rome’s amphitheatre, 50,000 persons could be accommodated.
Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreRoman ForumColosseumSt. Peter's Basilica

Question 10: Roman law was not consistent about the status of slaves, except that they were considered like any other moveable ________.
PropertyHuman rightsProperty lawIntellectual property

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