22_1 Aeneas - Chapter Twenty-Two Lecture One Legends of...

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Chapter Twenty-Two Lecture One Legends of Aeneas
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Legends of Aeneas Greek myths developed later by the Romans They bring to them their own cultural heritage Romans had no creation account or divine myths Mostly Roman legend for national and social functions
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Early Rome: Myth, Legend, History
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Early Rome Rome was one of many small towns Earliest influences were Greek and Near Eastern by way of the Etruscans Rome first ruled by Etruscan kings
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Early Rome Replaced in 500 by the “republic” Patricians (senate) Consuls (two-year terms of office) Symbolism of the fasces Plebeians not in the government at first Gradually acquire a role Legendary traditions justify the rule of the patricians
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Early Rome Rome expanded greatly under its republic New duties of running an empire brought down the Republic and ended in the Roman Empire, with an emperor
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Roman Religion
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Roman Religion Latini arrive in 1500 BC Had different practices and attitudes from the Greeks whom we’ve studied
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Numina and Sacrificium
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22_1 Aeneas - Chapter Twenty-Two Lecture One Legends of...

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