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Gladius: Quiz


Question 1:
How long is Gladius?
64-81 cm

Question 2:
What kind of service does Gladius get?
4th century BC through 2nd century AD.
Culver BMT local
2003 - Present

Question 3: Pompei (or Pompeianus or Pompeii): Named by moderns after the Roman town of ________, this Gladius was by far the most popular one.

Question 4:
What is the origin of Gladius?
Ancient parish
Ancient Roman
Old English, Gaelic, Celtic.
Ancient Rome as gladius, Celtic Europe before then.

Question 5: Whether it did so directly from Celtiberian troops of the Punic Wars or through Gallic troops of the ________ remains the question of the Hispanic sword.
Gallic WarsRoman RepublicAugustusJulius Caesar

Question 6: Observe that it is often confused with the ________ which was a longer, slashing weapon used by the auxilia from horseback.
Byzantine EmpireSwordSpathaGladius

Question 7: The Chalybes of the ________ region were metallurgists for Iron-Age Europe and they had found that increasing carbon content produced harder steel.
AsiaGeorgia (country)CaucasusAzerbaijan

Question 8: the ________ took the place of the gladius in the Roman legions.
SpathaSwordRoman military personal equipmentByzantine Empire

Question 9: The Vetulonian sword was crafted by the ________ process from five blooms reduced at a temperature of 1163 °C.
Pattern weldingDamascus steelWrought ironCrucible steel

Question 10: In the late Roman period, ________[3] refers to swords called semispathae (or semispathia) and spathae, for both of which he appears to consider gladius an appropriate term.
Publius Flavius Vegetius RenatusGratianTrajanDe Re Militari

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