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World History Warm Ups
Week 6: Roman Empire

1. Who became the first Roman emperor awarded the title Augustus in 27 B.C.?

Answer: Octavian

2. According to legend, which Roman emperor fiddled while Rome went up in flames?

Answer: Nero

3. What was the Roman period of peace and prosperity called that was created in the 2nd Century A.D. and lasted for almost one hundred years?

Answer: Pax Romana

4. What epic poem written by Virgil deals with a hero of Troy after its fall?

Answer: Aeneid

5. Who wrote the History of Rome which traced the city's beginnings to 9 B.C.?

Answer: Livy

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