Safe Cracker VII
This challenge contains 14 true-false items to answer about the Aventine.

For each false statement, click on the corresponding letter on the digital display.
A new number will be revealed that will open the safe if you answer correctly.

  • A: The Aventine may derive its name from the birds which often nested there.
  • B: According to Livy, Romulus made his observation of birds from the Aventine.
  • C: The Aventine is trapezoidal in form and southernmost of Rome's seven hills.
  • D: The Aventine is actually two low hills with a shallow depression between them.
  • E: The low peak that was closer to the Tiber river was called the Saxum.
  • F: The Aventine was not part of Rome proper until the Servian wall was built.
  • G: The hill was not handed over to the plebeians for settlement until 456 BC.
  • H: The Aventine remained outside the pomerium until the time of Augustus.
  • I: Ovid and Virgil repeatedly allude to the thick woods that once clothed the hill.
  • J: Tradition locates the cave of the giant Cacus, son of Vulcan, on the Aventine.
  • K: The first public library in Rome was built on the Aventine by Gaius Gracchus.
  • L: The Aventine was the site of warehouses like the horrea Ummidiana.
  • M: Trajan built baths on the Aventine dedicated to his friend Licinius Sura.
  • N: Remus and the Sabine king Numa Pompilius were buried on the Aventine.

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