Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 31-7-2014: Battlin’ Romans … !

Hmmm … 

That seemed to go well … 

Did I tell you I had a phone interview, on Tuesday … ?

Well, I had a phone interview on Tuesday: which went well enough that I bagged the second stage interview.

An in-person one on Monday.

On top of that … ?

I had an initial one, at the local Job Centre, yesterday.   For a local bookies.

Which ALSO went fairly well.

At least well enough that I had to go online to apply: seemingly, the interviewer is going to rush me through to a face-to-face interview.

All well and good, if it happens.

I can, at this stage … ?   Well … all I can do is quietly hope, on that front.

And prepare, as well as I can, for Monday’s interview.

Here’s hoping that goes well.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 31st July, 30 BC, saw the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian fight the Battle of Alexandria.   Who won that battle?
Q2) What was Mark Antony’s name: in Latin … ?
Q3) Mark Antony eventually went on to lose the Battle of Actium, to Octavian.   Was that a naval or land battle … ?
Q4) Which Egyptian queen was Mark Antony famously allied to … ?
Q5) That queen famously lost that battle: and committed suicide by apply a poisonous what to her breast … ?
Q6) As a result of winning the latter battle, Octavian became the first Roman Emperor: under what name do we (usually) know him … ?
Q7) More to the point, under what title did Octavian assume sole power: Consul, Magister or Princeps … ?
Q8) Famously, Octavian had been adopted by whom … ?
Q9) Name either of Shakespeare’s plays about this period of Roman history.
Q10) Who played Mark Antony in the 2005 BBC series, ‘Rome’: Jude Law, James Purefoy or Ciarán Hinds … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th July, 1980, saw the Israeli Knesset naming which city as the capital of Israel … ?
A1) Jerusalem.
Q2) 30th July, 2012, saw the then biggest power blackouts on record occur: in which country … ?
A2) India.   The biggest took place the day afterwards.   
Q3) 30th July, 2006, saw the broadcast of last episode of the world’s longest music show.   What was it called … ?
Q4) 30th July, 1964, saw the birth of actress, Vivica Fox.   In which film did she play Jasmine Dubrow, opposite Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller?
Q5) Finally … 30th July, 1619, saw the House Of Burgesses meet, for the first time.   The House Of Burgesses was the US’s first representative assembly: and met in which Virginia town … ?
A5) Jamestown.
I’ll leave you with this piece of recreated Ancient Roman music … 

And this thought …
Now Roman is to Roman

More hateful than a foe.
Thomas Babington Macaulay, The Lays Of Ancient Rome.
Have a good day.

*        Oh, TELL me about it, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I sympathize. Taking an Internet break this weekend. :)

1. Octavian
2. Marcus Antonius
3. both (??)
4. Cleopatra
5. ointment
6. Augustus
7. Princeps
8. Julius Caesar
9. Julius Caesar
10. James Purefoy