lecture 3 - I. Romulus, Remus, and Rome a. We don't have a...

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I. Romulus, Remus, and Rome a. We don’t have a lot to go on about the beginning of Rome. 390 B.C. is the suggested date because everything was wiped out before then. A. the Romulus story; Amulius, Numitor, Rhea Silvia; Remus ; lupa There was not a uniform version of how Rome was founded. Amulius, Numitor divided up the Kingdom amicably and reasonably. Amulius kicks out Numitor, then makes Numitor’s daughter into a “vestal virgin/priestess” to keep her from trying to take over the kingdom when she grows older. When in doubt, There’s always a god. Mars raped Rhea Silva and she had twins: Romulus and Remus. They were then supposed to be drowned in the Tiber, but they somehow escaped and were nursed by a she-wolf (lupa), and raised by a shepherd. When they learned of their parentage, they returned to their home and killed their uncle, Amulius. Romulus later killed Remus. B. Rome before Romulus: Via Salaria , Tiber Island Via Salaria – Salt road, goes from Roma to the Adriatic Sea
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course CC 302 taught by Professor Galinsky during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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