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Unformatted text preview: ROMES FIRST CENTURIES EMERGENCE OF AN URBAN COMMUNITY-sings of an organized community at Rome appear after 800 BCE-valley separating the five hills become the Forum Romanum, the civic/religious center of the city where large public assemblies and ceremonies took placelots f public buildings were constructed here as well as temples THE ROMANS AND THEIR EARLY HISTORY-founded by Romulus in 753 BCE (mythical figure)-six kings followed Romulus-no other Latin city is known to have kings of its own-Quintus Fabius Pictorfirst Roman historian-other important Roman writers: Cicero and Livy-the pontiffs = group of priests who maintained a year by year account of significant events ROME UNDER THE KINGS-kings were involved with leading wards, building public structures, religious ceremonies, settling legal disputes-aristocracy was important, aristocrats formed a council of elders (Senate), who chose kings, shaped policy, met in the Curia Hostilla -curia = group of several clans (gentes), supposedly 30 curiae which formed the three tribes of Rome...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course CLASSICS 203 taught by Professor Jaredsimard during the Spring '11 term at CUNY Hunter.
- Spring '11