Latin GCSE: Suetonius

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In the last days before his death, what did Caesar learn that was crossing which River?
herd of horses, Rubicon
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When did Caesar cross this River?
49 BC
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Comperit pertinacissime pabulo "learnt that they were refusing their fodder most obstinately", which literary device is used here?
Alliteration of the letter
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What is a 'haruspex'?
Soothsayer who looks for omens in the entrails of sacrificed animals
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What type of bird was used to represent Caesar in Suetonius' analogy?
Wren
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What is laurel said to represent?
Victory
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Why is there irony in the use of Pompeianae curiae "Pompey's senate house"?
Because Caesar had beaten Pompey in the civil war 4 years earlier
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What is discerpserunt 'they tore it to pieces' an example of?
An onomatopoeia
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What does dies casedis et ipse sibi visus est 'the day of the murder (began to dawn) Caesar himself dreamt" use?
Sibilance
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Why did Caesar hesitate for a long time as to whether he should remain at home?
Because of these visions and his poor state of health
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What hour did he eventually go out at?
11:00 am (5th hour)
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What was Caesar said to suffer from?
Epilepsy
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Why is it ominous that Caesar pour scorn on Spurinna?
Because Ides of March had indeed come, but had not yet passed
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At the gladiatorial games, how many days did the comet shine for?
7
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What was Augustus' name as given to him by Caesar upon his adoption and who gave him his new name?
Octavian, the senate
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What does 'stella crinita' (a comet) literally mean?
long haired star
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Who was Calpurnia?
Caesar's third wife
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Where does the River Rubicon flow into?
The Adriatic Sea
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When did Caesar cross this River?

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49 BC

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What is a 'haruspex'?

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