The Etruscans and Rome Under the Kings

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The Etruscans and Rome Under the Kings Romulus (753-717 BC) probably did not exist- crude epinen- named from Rome mixture of legend and folktales creates earliest institutions 7 Kings may or may not have lived elected king Interregnum for a year- 10 senators shared power for a year- people voted at the end of the year Numa and Tullius were contracting stereotypes- probably myth Numa Pompilius- peaceful- waged no wars- focused on religion Tullius Hostilius- warlike war with Alba Longa- two sets of triplets, Horatii and Curatti, faced each other- fought 3 on 3- 2 Horatii die right away- the last Horatti kills all 3 Curatti- on his return to Rome, he meets his sister who cries over her dead Curatti fiancé- the Horatii kills his sister and is found guilty and should be put to death but his father pleads for leniency Ancus Martius- more well rounded- prob Lucius Tarquinius Priscus- not a roman by background- part Etruscan and part Greek- well rounded- warrior- important victories- institutes the first games in Rome- changed constitution- increased size of Senate Servius Tullius- most complex- born a slave, raised in the palace- was shown to be special when his head burst into flames when he was sleeping- the queen says he was marked by the gods and they take care of him- he became a great warrior-
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HIST 1010 taught by Professor Notarian during the Fall '11 term at Tulane.

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