Hist. 151 Notes 6

Hist. 151 Notes 6 - -the Roman Republic (politics, society,...

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- the Roman Republic (politics, society, and expansion; 509-146 BCE): -contributions and origins of ancient Rome: created government with checks and balances (divided government); created cultural space to allow for contributions of Hellenistic traditions in areas such as literature (could be argued that Hellenistic culture slowly “conquered” the Romans); created structure/ network to allow for rapid spread of Christianity and growth of the Catholic Church -Roman citizenship-anyone is eligible; citizenship is not attached to a specific geographic area (major difference from Greeks; also different from Hellenistic kingdoms, where people did not feel a strong sense of allegiance to a state) -founding myths: Rome founded by two brothers, Romulus and Remus (one of founding myths that all great civilizations need); Rome actually merged with the nearby Sabine people (myth says Romulus and Remus want more citizens so they go into Sabine and rape all of the women; helps explain merger of two different ethnic groups); the Etruscan civilization of northern Italy was growing as well (provided things such as origin of fascism, togas); stages of Rome (the Monarchy from 753-409 BCE; the
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Hunziker during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Hist. 151 Notes 6 - -the Roman Republic (politics, society,...

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