Free pub quiz questions for you to use as you wish, all on the subject of the Ancient world. We're tlaking Roman, Greek, all that business.
Which four-letter abbreviation, seen on Roman army standards, stood for a Latin phrase meaning "the Senate and the people of Rome"?
The abbreviation stands for Senatus Populus Que Romanussource
Which city was destroyed in 146 BC by the Romans at the end of the 3rd Punic War?
Roman name for the Carthiginians was Punicisource
Which modern-day European capital city was known as Lutetia by the Romans?
Lutetia was renamed Paris in 360 ADsource
Which King of Persia was victorious at the Battle of Thermopylae but defeated at the Battle of Salamis, both in 480 BC
Xerxes I (aka Xerxes the Great)
This was during Persia's ultimately failed plan to conquer Greece.source
What was the name of the military commander from Africa who marched an army with elephants into Italy over the alps in 218 BC?
Which famous list of superlative architecture was compiled by various Greek writers in the 2nd Century BC including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium?
Seven Wonders of The World
The lists do vary in content, so be careful if asking about the contents of the list.source
Which Mediterranean country do you have to travel to to visit the ruins of the ancient city of Carthage?
The city was destroyed in 146 BC and is now a suburb of the Capital, Tunis.source
Which Roman construction is about 39 miles long and runs across Scotland from Bo'ness to Kilpatrick?
Hadrian's wall is longer and is entirely within England.source
What island had the Roman name 'Hibernia'?
Hibernian FC of Edinburgh take their name from this as they were founded by Irishmen living in the city.source
What does the letter C mean in Roman numerals?
It may not have originated from a word, but it stands for the Latin word 'centum', meaning a hundred.source
Which city was legendarily founded by twins in 753 BC, and is known as the 'Eternal City'?
The twins were Romulus and Remussource
Which city-state was the enemy of Sparta in the Peloponnesian war in the 5th Century BC?
Sparta were the winners.source
Which lost city in South America was discovered in 1911 by the archaeologist Hiram Bingham?
Others westerners had probably found the city first, but Bingham was the one who publicised it. Later, he became US Senator for Connecticut.source
How do you write 64 in Roman Numerals?
L is 50, x is 10, IV is 4.source
Which ancient King was born in 356 BC and rode a horse named Bucephalus?
Alexander of Macedon, aka Alexander the Great
The story says that Bucephalus was a wild horse that no one could tame except Alexander.source