Roman Life - Cetera
Latin I The Founding of Rome 50 pts.
Myth III, pp. 85 - 87

I. The Founding of Rome (2 pts. each answer = 50 pts.)

  1. What Roman historian admitted that his account of the founding of Rome was based more on poetic tales than on history? ________________________________________________
  2. To what Trojan hero did the Romans trace their ancestry?
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  3. What was the traditional date of the fall of Troy?
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  4. With whom did Aeneas travel through the Underworld?
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  5. What did Aeneas learn from the ghost of his father, Anchises?
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  6. What did Aeneas do in Latium?
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  7. Why did Turnus make war against Aeneas?
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  8. Who was Ascanius? _________________________________________
  9. By what other name was he known?___________________________
  10. What city did Ascanius establish? _________________________
  11. Who began the Silvian dynasty? ____________________________
  12. Why was Rhea Silvia appointed as a priestess of Vesta?
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  13. Vesta was the goddess of _______________________ .
  14. Who were Rhea Silvia's and Mars' children? (2 names)__________________
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  15. Who/what found the children first? ________________________
  16. Who raised the children as their own sons?__________________
  17. Who was their grandfather?__________________________________
  18. How did they help him?______________________________________
  19. When taking the augury, Remus stood on the _________________
  20. Hill and saw the first omen which was _____________________.
  21. Romulus stood on the _____________ Hill
  22. and saw ____________.
  23. Romulus founded Rome on the _________ Hill.
  24. What is the legendary year of the Founding of Rome? ______________
  25. On what river was the new city founded? _____________________

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