January 16 - January 16, 2008 Early Rome (753-509 BCE)...

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January 16, 2008 Early Rome (753-509 BCE) Literature o Livy (59 BCE – 17CE) o Ab Urbe Condita 700 years of history in 12 books o Themes Exempla – lives of people you would want to emulate Archaeology (753-509 BCE) o Traces found on Palatine Hill o Not much to go on (holes for support poles of hurts) o Traces of old wall o Temples (Tarquinius Superbus) Traces of terra cotta decoration and foundation o Etruscan artifacts show power couples, close bonds between husband/wife o Capitoline Wolf Roman Religion Agricultural society that depends on things outside your control Numina – spirits o Vesta – hearth o Janus – doorway o Jupiter – sky o Quirinus – assembled citizens o Mars – war Human form from Greeks Lararium – household spirits shrine Household religion o Lares Protect household and people who live there Portrayed as young men pouring liquid into a bucket o Penates Took care of storerooms and stored goods o Manes Spirits of dead ancestors
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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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