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Unformatted text preview: Settlements in Rome go as back as 1500 BC Originally separate villages (seven hills) 7 th century on grow unified city state Dominant cultural power – Etruscans (from Etruria [modern Turkey]) others from Latium and Campania- heavily involved in trade, especially w/ Greek- funerary mounds Aeneas flee Troy [fall of Troy in Trojan war] to Lavinium 10 year war for abduction of Helen Pietas – derives to piety – sense of duty to family and Roman state [not necessarily wife ] Trojans are victorious by use of Trojan horse [thought to be gift to goddess] Numitor – daughter is Rhea Silvia whom is raped and impregnated by Mars Romulus and Remis are twin sons – suckled by shewolf Faustulus is shepard who takes in boys Amulius is evil! Romulus kills Remis and Romulus becomes first king of Rome Rome begins to grow! Rape of the Sabine Women Needed women to increase Rome Seize women and make children with them...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course HUMA 111 taught by Professor -- during the Spring '11 term at Rice.
- Spring '11