hist 020607 lecture 8

hist 020607 lecture 8 - Lecture 8: The Roman Republic...

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Lecture 8: The Roman Republic -revised syllabus on website we have no really good sources on Rome myths and legends are first way we get a handle on the Romans Aeneas mythical source of what romans wanted to think of themselves aeneas=hero shows how good romans should behave Romulus and Remus whoever got best bird can found the city of rome Romulus wins Brother v. brother, enduring theme of Rome history April 21, 753 BC-ab urbe condita-founding of the city Lucretia aristocratic woman who commited suicide in front of family members rather than endure the shame that happened to her acted manly and gave example of duty, self sacrifice, courage Rape of Sabine women: lead to war, but when war came sabine women felt as if they were part of the Roman society -in Rome, immigrants are necessary [heterogeneity, citizenship is status that can be achieved] Roman Values hierarchical, disciplined simple, respectful mos maiorum-way of the ancestors
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