January 14 - January 14, 2008 Early Rome Cont.: The Kings...

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January 14, 2008 Early Rome Cont.: The Kings Kings of Rome (complicated and dysfunctional) o 7 Kings (Romulus = 1 st ) 1 st four are Latin/Sabine Last 3 are Etruscan o Romulus either murdered or captured by gods while reviewing troops o Etruscan Dynasty Lucomo of Tarquinia (son of Demaratus of Corinth) Greek father = bad pedigree, not “true” Etruscan Goes to Rome to forge better life, to be “great” Wife Tanaquil urges him on to Rome o Ambitious woman from good family o Upon arrival, see an eagle take Lucomo’s hat and return it Eagle = Jupiter/Jove Taken as a sign, destined for greatness Lucomo = Lucius Tarquinius Priscus Arrives with wealth; becomes known for wealth and generosity Rise and Fall o Befriends Ancus Martius (king) o LCP becomes guardian of princes o Elected king over young sons of Ancus Martius o Rules 38 years and assassinated by sons of Ancus Martius Servius Tullius Son-in-law of Lucomo, supported by Tanaquil
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CLA 2120 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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