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History 1A Study Guide Final Exam – Rome to Charlemagne Part I: Identifications Romulus and Remus Myths became public w/publications of Virgil’s Aeneid - represents combo of native Roman, Greek traditions; In a myth about the founding of the city of Rom, Romulus and Remus were two sons of the war god Mars. Romans decided their ancestors were the Trojans; after Trojans lost Trojan War, nobleman Aeneas finds his way to Italy, settles in reg Latium, but doesn’t found Rome- this must wait for 12 more generations; after 12 more generations in direct line of Aenias, Mars, god of war, impregnates a virgin who gives birth to Romulus & Remus; under order of king, these boys exposed, left to die by Tiber River; they’re rescued, nurtured by a she-wolf, and they’re raised by a shepherd and grow up; they decide to found a city, they get into an argument, Romulus kills Remus, and eventually Romulus founds city of Rome on the Palatine Hill on April 21 st , 753 BC Aeneas sdf Gaius Julius Caesar born 100 BC into Patrician Julian Gens, which traced its ancestry to Trojan hero Aeneas Virgil - greatest figure in all Roman lit; his masterpiece- epic poem Aenid ; modeled on Iliad; described as an odyssey followed by an illia Follows Homer, uses dactiliya (learned fr Greeks?) & in Aenid tells story of Roman hero Aeneas who after fall of Troy, makes his way to Italy where Romulus, Remus; Aenid is where we see dvlped form of Roman myth -Aeneas main character in Virgil’s The Aeneid; he’s a Trojan whose descendants were the legendary founders of Rome; leaving his native city after the fall of Troy, Aeneas reached Carthage and had a romance with its queen, Dido; but his sense of duty compelled him to abandon her in order to reach Italy and fulfill its destiny - O N   THE  M EDITERRANEAN  S EA , Aeneas and his fellow Trojans flee from their home city of Troy, which has been destroyed  by the Greeks. They sail for Italy, where Aeneas is destined to found Rome. As they near their destination, a fierce  storm throws them off course and lands them in Carthage. Dido, Carthage’s founder and queen, welcomes them.  Aeneas relates to Dido the long and painful story of his group’s travels thus far. - Aeneas tells of the sack of Troy that ended the Trojan War after ten years of Greek siege. In the final campaign, the  Trojans were tricked when they accepted into their city walls a wooden horse that, unbeknownst to them, harbored  several Greek soldiers in its hollow belly. He tells how he escaped the burning city with his father, Anchises, his son,  Ascanius, and the hearth gods that represent their fallen city. Assured by the gods that a glorious future awaited  him in Italy, he set sail with a fleet containing the surviving citizens of Troy. Aeneas relates the ordeals they faced  on their journey. Twice they attempted to build a new city, only to be driven away by bad omens and plagues. 
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