History Quizz: XV

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    Dear players,


    Travian: Codex Victoria has close link to the 15-th anniversary of our game. Have you already found the hidden hint on that? Yes, that’s correct. The name CODEX VICTORIA contains XV in its name!


    Today we invite you to take part in another small history quiz dedicated to this number.


    Here are 5 facts from the history of Ancient Europe. All of them have some connection to number XV. Find this connection and explain it it in this thread.


    I. The rule of this emperor is often associated with tyranny, and nowadays his name sometimes serves as synonym of personal cruelty. The most famous fire of Rome happened during his reign and some historians believe that it was him who initiated that.


    II. A ruthless but efficient ruler, he performed the reform of Roman coinage and instituted the new Capitoline Games, analogue of the Greek Olympic Games, where contestants from various regions came to participate in varios events for athletes, orators, comedians, magicians, historians etc. His reign formed a good foundation for the peaceful second century of Roman Empire


    III. A very famous Roman dictator, war commander and historian whose notes about campaigns he took part in (i.e. Commentaries on the Gallic War) serve as one of the most important primary sources about his time.


    IV. He was a Commander of Germania, a nephew, a brother, a father and a grandfather of Emperor, though he had never been an emperor himself. His sudden death in Egypt at the age of 33 arose lots of speculations among the Roman citizens who suspected that he had been murdered by the order of his uncle out of jealousy to his glory.


    V. There were 3 of their kind who were known under the same name. One of them took part in Caesar’s Civil Wars and met their end in North Africa in 49 BC, second fought in Battle of Actium and gained their glorious second name there, and third was involved in wars against Frisians and was besieged during Batavian Rebelion.


    Important – to take part in this contest you need to give explanation how exactly the described event, person etc is linked to number XV.

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  • General contest information:

    Start date/time:

    August, 20, 2019 – 09:00 (UTC+1)

    End date/time:

    August 26, 2019 – 09:00 (UTC+1)

    Winners announced on:

    August 27, 2019

    Winners chosen:

    Six random winners from among all the correct answers

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    50 Gold x 6 winners

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    December 31, 2020

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  • 1. Nero (born in December XV)

    2. Camillus (games started on October XV)

    3. G.J. Caesar (died in March XV)

    4. Germanicus (born in May XV)

    5. First Triumvirate: Pompey (empovered to pick XV lieutenants from the senate and assign specific areas to them), G.J. Caesar (died in March XV), Crassus (born in 1XV BC)

  • 1- Nero - born in 15 (XV) December 37 AD

    2- Domitian - 15 (XV) years reign

    3- Julius Caesar - died in 15 (XV) March 44 BC

    4- Alexander the Great - In 15 (XV) years of conquest Alexander never lost a battle.

    5- Pompey - 15 (XV) years of war with Caesar

  • Mjölnir - groupint.travian.com


    I. Emperor Nero - born on XV December 37 AD


    II. Emperor Domitian - ruled for XV years, from 81 AD to 96 AD


    III. Dictator Gaius Julius Caesar - died on XV March 44 BC


    IV. Germanicus - general of Roman Empire - born on 24 May XV BC


    V. Legion XV, recruited by Caesar in 53 BC, was trained by Titus Labienus, fought in Cisalpine Gaul against the Iapodes in 52 BC, and was transferred to the Senate in 50 BC. When Caesar invaded Italy, the legion sided with the invader, who ordered it to occupy Africa. Here it was destroyed in the autumn of 49/48 BC.

    Legion XV Apollinaris, was recruited by Octavian in 41/40 BC. After the Battle of Actium, where gained its epitaph Apollinaris, it was sent to Illyricum, where remained until 6 BC.

    Legion XV Primigenia, recruited by the emperor Caligula in 39 AD, was involved in the war against the Frisians and in the construction of Corbulo's canal in the Rhine. Was stationed in the Rhine frontier until 70, when it was destroyed during the Batavian Rebellion.

  • 1. Questions №1: The rule of this emperor is often associated with tyranny, and nowadays his name sometimes serves as synonym of personal cruelty. The most famous fire of Rome happened during his reign and some historians believe that it was him who initiated that.


    Answer: Tiberius Claudius Nero - Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus. (Emperor of the Roman Empire)


    Connection with XV: Reign: 18 September 14 AD – 16 March 37 AD (22 years) ----------> 37 - 22 = 15 (XV)


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  • I believe that V is the correct story. The riddle refers to the name Brutus, where this political opponent of Ceasar eventually participated in the assasination of Julius Ceasar on March 15, 44 BC.

    so the XV refers to the date of Julius Ceasars assasination.


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    1) It is oft said "Nero fiddled while Rome burned". Nero was the Emperor at the time, and he was born on December 15th. = XV in Roman numerals.

    2) Domitian was the ruler that reigned for 15 years (XV again!), at odds often with the senate and seen a a successful but authoritarian ruler.

    3) Probably the most commonly know, at least by name, Julius Caesar wrote the Commentary on the Gallic wars, and he was born March 15! (XV)

    4) Nicknamed "Germanicus" to distinguish him from the former Emperor Julius Caeser, he was considered morally and physically superior, and was thought to have been poisoned by his Uncle or adopted father during an expedition to Egypt. He was born on 24 May 15 BC - (15 = XV !).

    5) Hmnnn...a difficult one to research. Gaius Scribonius Curio (d. 49 BC) was the son of Gaius Scribonius Curio. (Same name "Gaius") He was a friend to Pompey, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Clodius and Cicero. He was known as a distinguished orator. Curio's character was very conspicuous and profligate. Despite his faults, Cicero assisted him in every way and evidently wrote several letters to him. Gaius Scribonius Curio Burbulieus (the senior) (d. 53 BC) was a Roman statesman and orator. He was nicknamed Burbulieus (after an actor) for the way he moved his body while speaking. Augustus was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian gens Octavia. His maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Since all three were related to, or ruled under/governed under Julius Caesar, who was assassinated on the "Ides of March" (March 15, or March XV, 44 BC), I believe that the "Ides of March" is the common denominator (15 = XV) here.

  • 1: Emperor Nero of Rome - born on the 15th of December.


    2: Emperor Domitian of Rome - his reign lasted 15 years.


    3: Gaius Julius Caesar - was murdered on the 15th of March.


    4: Germanicus - born in year 15 BC. (He died in Antioch though, which is was in the province of Syria, not Egypt).


    5: Gaius. First one being Gaius Octavius Thurinus, aka. Augustus - though not sure his relation to 15 (well, he was the adoptive heir of Caesar, who was murdered the 15th of March as mentioned). Secondly, Gaius Julius Civilis - He fought the Roman 15th (XV) legion. Last one is pretty obscure, but I guess Gaius Scribonius Curio? No idea what the relation is to 15.


    Guess I didn't get it all correct, but well...


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  • 1. Emperor Nero, born on *15* (XV) Dec 37AD.


    2.
    Emperor Augustus, executed 300 Roman senators and equestrians on *15* (XV) Mar 40BC. His step


    3. Gaius Julius Caesar, died on *15* (XV) Mar 44BC.


    4. Germanicus Julius Caesar, was born on *15*(XV)BC.


    5. The Legio *XV*.

  • I. The rule of this emperor is often associated with tyranny, and nowadays his name sometimes serves as synonym of personal cruelty. The most famous fire of Rome happened during his reign and some historians believe that it was him who initiated that.


    Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, born in 15 December 37


    II. A ruthless but efficient ruler, he performed the reform of Roman coinage and instituted the new Capitoline Games, analogue of the Greek Olympic Games, where contestants from various regions came to participate in varios events for athletes, orators, comedians, magicians, historians etc. His reign formed a good foundation for the peaceful second century of Roman Empire


    Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus, Roman emperor from 81 AD to 96 AD ( 15 years of reign )


    III. A very famous Roman dictator, war commander and historian whose notes about campaigns he took part in (i.e. Commentaries on the Gallic War) serve as one of the most important primary sources about his time.


    Julius Caesar , assassinate in 15 March 44 BC


    IV. He was a Commander of Germania, a nephew, a brother, a father and a grandfather of Emperor, though he had never been an emperor himself. His sudden death in Egypt at the age of 33 arose lots of speculations among the Roman citizens who suspected that he had been murdered by the order of his uncle out of jealousy to his glory.


    Germanicus Julius Caesar. born in 24 May 15 BC



    V. There were 3 of their kind who were known under the same name. One of them took part in Caesar’s Civil Wars and met their end in North Africa in 49 BC, second fought in Battle of Actium and gained their glorious second name there, and third was involved in wars against Frisians and was besieged during Batavian Rebelion.


    1. Gaius Scribonius Curio

    2. Gaius Octavius Thurinus

    3. Gaius Julius Civilis

    Gaius : 5 word x 3 person = 15



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    I. Emperor Nero - born on XV December 37 AD




    II. Emperor Domitian - ruled for XV years, from 81 AD to 96 AD




    III. Dictator Gaius Julius Caesar - died on XV March 44 BC




    IV. Germanicus - general of Roman Empire - born on 24 May XV BC




    V. Legion XV, recruited by Caesar in 53 BC, was trained by Titus Labienus, fought in Cisalpine Gaul against the Iapodes in 52 BC, and was transferred to the Senate in 50 BC. When Caesar invaded Italy, the legion sided with the invader, who ordered it to occupy Africa. Here it was destroyed in the autumn of 49/48 BC.


    Legion XV Apollinaris, was recruited by Octavian in 41/40 BC. After the Battle of Actium, where gained its epitaph Apollinaris, it was sent to Illyricum, where remained until 6 BC.


    Legion XV Primigenia, recruited by the emperor Caligula in 39 AD, was involved in the war against the Frisians and in the construction of Corbulo's canal in the Rhine. Was stationed in the Rhine frontier until 70, when it was destroyed during the Batavian Rebellion.

  • 1. Nero - born 15 December

    2. Domitian - 15-year reign

    3. Gaius Julius Caesar – killed 15 March

    4. Germanicus Julius Caesar - born 15 BC

    5. Gaius (Gaius Octavius Thurinus, Gaius Scribonius Curio , Gaius Julius Civilis) - Julius Caesar dead 15 March- or more then 15 famous romans with this name

  • 1. Nero - born 15 December

    2. Domitian - 15-year reign

    3. Gaius Julius Caesar – killed 15 March

    4. Germanicus Julius Caesar - born 15 BC

    5. Gaius (Gaius Octavius Thurinus, Gaius Scribonius Curio , Gaius Julius Civilis) - Julius Caesar dead 15 March- or more then 15 famous romans with this name


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  • Thanks to you all for trying to show your knowledge! :thumbup:


    The correct answers to all five questions is:


    1 Nero, born December 15, 37 AD
    2 Domitian, ruled almost exactly 15 years ( 14 September 81 – 18 September 96)
    3 Caesar, got assasinated in the Ides of March (March 15, 44 BC)
    4 Germanicus, born 15 BC
    5 Legio XV (there were 3 of them consequently, that had same number).


    The winners are:

    Mjolnir

    wishmaster3

    EraserKing

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