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Unformatted text preview: "Brutus" (Stupid) leads revolt to kick out Tarquin the Proud other legends of next centuries feature patriots who sacrifice for the state EARLY ROME: THE REALITY by 8th c.: some hills near Tiber settled 8th-6th c: growing village; trade with Greeks, Etruscan infl. 6th c.: forum, temple to Jupiter and Juno constructed; final kings apparently from Etruria (Tarquins may be semi-historical) ca. 500: monarchy ends as consequence of conflict between Rome and an Etruscan city; Republic established [res publica], dominated by aristocratic Senate canonical accounts of early Rome established by 3rd. c. BCE; Livy (Kings, etc.; 10.1-3) and Virgil (Aeneas story) become most famous examples of these legends...
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- Spring '08