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Unformatted text preview: Classics 322: The Civilization of Ancient Rome 22/01/2008 10:59:00 Italy Trojans o Aeneas o Anchises o Ascanius (Iulus) Latium o King Latinus o Lavinia o Turnus Lavinium Alba Longa Romulus and Remus Romulus: Palatine Hill, Six Vultures Remus: Aventine Hill, Twelve Vultures 753 BC Romulus wins Question of the Day Name on element of Roman Civilization that is still present in modern Western Civilization. Name, TAs name, and your section number on paper 22/01/2008 10:59:00 Question of the Day: The most important difference between a Roman king and a Roman consul? Roman names: MEN: Praenomen (first name), Nomen (clan name), Cognomen (family name) o Ex.Gaius Juliu Caesar WOMEN: called after their fathers: o Cornelia < Publius Cornelius Scipio o Julia < Gaius Julius Caesar Julia Major, Julia Minor, Julia Prima, Julia Secunda, Julia Tertia Early Rome-8 th-7 th century BC Monarchy o 753 BC Romulus founds Rome. becomes first king o King Imperium: power o Senate o Curiate Assembly (Comtia Curiata) Everyone else who was Roman, Army assembly Curia is a grouping of people, could account for every person in Rome Kings o Romulus: created with founding the state o Numa Pompilius: created with the establishment of the religious rites/priestly colleges, created with creating/reforming the lunar calendar o Tullus Hostilius o Ancus Marcius o Lucius Tarquinius Priscus From Tarquinii in Etruria o Servius Tullius o Lucius Tarquinius Superbus/Tarquinin the Proud Son or grandson of Tarquinius Priscus His fall ends the monarchy of Rome Expulsion of Tarquin the Proud o Sextus Tarquinius, son of Tarquin o Collatinus, his cousin o Lucretia, wife of Collatinus Raped by Sextus Tarquinius o Values A dinner party (the wives of all except Collatinus were drinking) Spinning wool (Lucretia was doing what she should have done) o Lucius Junius Brutus Assure her that she hasnt done anything wrong, but she doesnt agree and kills herself Highest virtue o Foundation story for the Republic Aeneas and the Trojans Romulus Republic 510 BC o Lucius Junius Brutus expels Tarquinius Superbus o Republic Established Role of King transferred to two Consuls o Elected Annually Members of Partician class; i.e., Aristocracy Other institutions Imperium Imperius=power Transfer of Imperium o The Romans saw the transition was a gaining of their freedom by changing the regal power, the didnt diminish this power of the king, they just changed it Italian Peninsula Non-Roman Peoples of Italy o Gauls o Peoples of the Central Highlands, especially the Saminites...
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