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Updated on March 4, 2015

To look at Rome today and the ruins of massive buildings, temples, aquaducts and other things that are everywhere around it one wonders why the past is so important that the remnants of it cannot be removed. That is until one touches a stone lying discarded on the ground, or sits on a step in the colosseum, or climbs into one of the ruins and peers onto the landscape and then you stop wondering for you know. You can almost hear the roman army marching, hear the beat of the drums, and smell the sweat of their uniforms.

Here is power, domination, control, history and the past alive again. Here too you get the sense of the fear and persecution that took place against slaves, captured prisoners of war, the persecuted and the untouchables of a society that showed the rest of the world how to do it. Here is the format, if you like, of every future society north and south, east and west and here too the incredulous that was built on wealth captured or stolen from abroad and upon which the Romans stood tall.

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The Emperors who Created its History

The Roman era saw the rise of emperors but it also saw queens, who ruled in many a country, not yet part of the Roman Empire. They dressed like emperors and had power to make rules, order executions, even make war and they were very much in control. Their armies were as vicious as those of the later Roman emperors and they ruled in their own right.

The most famous of these queens was, of course, Cleopatra. Her affair with Julius Caesar produced a son and heir while her later affair with Mark Antony ended in her death, probably by snake bite. But Julius Caesar was also doomed. Just as he was about to be crowned emperor of Rome he was assassinated,

How much do you know about the emperors of Rome and the history they created? This quiz will test you out. Let me know when you have had enough

Caesar and Cleopatra

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The Confusion and Wars

After Caesar's assassination Mark Antony and the heir Octavian joined forces to fight Mark Antony and Cassius at Philippi. Following this victory Mark Anthony went to the east and aligned himself with Cleopatra while Octavian went west. Here he fought other opponents and finally returned to Rome to restore peace with Antony, who then married his sister.

The Roman Empire was one of constant fighting, threats against and assassinations of emperors, marriages of convenience, murder by design and superstition that reigned everywhere. It is little wonder that confusion about exactly what did go on is still evident in the flimsy history and distorted records, many of which were made years after an event.

Still it has gripped the imagination of students of its times and we are endebted to those who have ploughed through what remains of the records to piece together a semblance of its history,

Hannabel defeats the Romans

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The Rise of Octavian

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Rome Burns

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Another very educational quiz. Again, thank you for the points.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      Good questions. Wish I remembered more about Roman history.

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for another great quiz. I am very near the next level. One more of your quizzes to go

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      You made some very good quizzes? I have done several.

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      maryLuu 5 years ago

      I really love your quizzes! I have a great time and I discover that I still remember a lot from what I've learned in school!

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      Amazing how you come up with all these quizzes

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      Kara Hara 5 years ago

      Informative quiz and now I learn more about Roman empire. Thanks to you

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      dannystaple 5 years ago

      There was, I'll admit, quite a lot of guessing on this one. I ejoyed it though. I am not too much of a history geek, but every now and again I get interested in it.

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      Very interesting. I messed up with the dates, had to guess. Great quiz.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      I would really have to study better that is for sure. Nevertheless it was a good quiz.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Another awesome quiz!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Well, now I know all the right answers but if I went right back in, the dates would still get me. Another wonderfully done quiz! Maybe more of an exam, lol!

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      It was a good break from work. But I did horribly. But learned something new.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Didn't horrify myself but could have done better - thanks for a great quiz.

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      Don't think I ever failed any test as badly as these, but sure did learn a lot.

      Great lens!!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I didn't well, but I do love this roman empire quiz lens of yours .. dearest Norma :) Thanks for giving me the great knowledge from here. 5 stars and 2 kisses for you. Have wonderful times .. dear lovely lady ;)