Bing Daily Trivia Quiz: Roman City of Italica

Question 1: In which country is the ancient Roman city of Italica?

  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Portugal

Correct Answer: Spain

Fact: Spain, then known as Hispania, was one of the most important colonies of the Roman Empire. The Roman conquest of Spain began with the Second Punic War in 206 BCE, which led to the development of numerous cities. Today, sites such as the ruins of Italica and the Segovia Aqueduct provide a glimpse into the empire that once dominated the country.

Question 2: Which Roman emperor was born in Italica?

  • Trajan
  • Claudius
  • Augustus

Correct Answer: Trajan

Fact: Emperor Trajan ruled from 98 to 117 CE. He was celebrated for his military conquests, notably the Dacian Wars, which expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest territorial extent. Known for his architectural projects, he commissioned Trajan’s Column and Forum Traiani in Rome, leaving a legacy of Roman prosperity and infrastructure.

Question 3: According to Roman mythology, who founded the city of Rome?

  • Aeneas
  • Horatius Cocles
  • Romulus and Remus

Correct Answer: Romulus and Remus

Fact: Legend has it that Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of Mars, the god of war, and a princess. Left to drown in the Tiber by a king who feared their claim to his throne, they were rescued and raised by a she-wolf. The brothers are said to have overthrown the king and founded Rome by the river in 753 BCE. Romulus became the city’s first king and its namesake.

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