Roman Culture

Roman Culture - • Aeneas found the city of Rome o Fell...

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Roman Culture And Greek Culture: o Introduction Romans adopted a lot of Greek culture Adapted the forms to Roman needs and values Made copies of a lot of greek statues, created busts though City looks similar to greek architecture, but better engineered o Epic Poetry Greek form Virgil wrote Aeneis We know a ton about Virgil (Roman), do not know much about Homer (greek) Virgil 70-18 BC; friend of Augustus Story Aeneas: son of the King of Troy Aeneas flees Troy with his family and fathers His mother is Venus, each place he stops he asks mom if this is the place he should settle; she always says no Venus says yes to Rome
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Unformatted text preview: • Aeneas found the city of Rome o Fell asleep o Philosophy Cicero, 106-43 BC • Greatest orator • Probably killed in anti-senatorial war between Antony and Octavian • Head cut off • Was a stoic • Wrote a book for his son called “on moral duties: o Said that philiosophy is wonderful but you don’t learn what it is to be human by sitting in a room full of people talking about it, get involved in politics to learn about human nature o Typical roman advice Seneca • Nero’s tutor • Was very interested in stoic idea that we all have a spark of divine inside of us • Was a stoic...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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