History Review - Roman Culture: Roman History Review- Rome...

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Unformatted text preview: Roman Culture: Roman History Review- Rome founded- 753 B.C. E. o Founded by Romulus (after he killer his brother Remus); their father was Mars, the god of war, and a priestess named Reya Silvia Raised by a she-wolf, wolves were sacred to Mars o Romulus was the first king of Rome o Said to be the descendents of the Trojans - Rome was initially composed entirely of men, to compensate for this deficit, they attacked the Sabine tribe, raping and kidnapping their women o This action landed them a secure reputation as conquerors ** Senators acted as royal advisors in early Rome- After Romulus died, he was deified as the Roman god Quizinus - Shortly thereafter Rome became a kingdom o 7 Kings of Rome - 510/509 B.C.E. Founding of the Republic o Public overthrowing of King Tarquinio Superbus due to his son, Sextus Tarquin who raped Lucretia, the wife of a Roman noble. The revolt was an aristocratic one, however, in Roman Mythology is was changed to a popular revolt against tyranny ** Rex means King- Three Classes in society o Patricians Roman citizens, composed of the upper class o Plebians Roman citizens, composed of the common people...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course CLAS 1010 taught by Professor Harbin during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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