romanrepublic

romanrepublic - RomanRepublic FoundingofRome TheRomanRace

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Roman Republic
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Founding of Rome – The Roman Race The tale of Aeneas  ( The Aeneid ) Dido at Carthage and other travels (like  The Odyssey ) Historical evidence Settlements from 11 th  Century BC
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Founding of Rome – The Roman Race Wars against the Latins (like The Illiad ) Rape of the Sabine Women (Jacques Louis David)
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Founding of Rome – The City (Kingdom)  of Rome Romulus and Remus Latin princess was Vestal virgin Raped by Mars, bore twin boys  Ordered killed by non-Latin king  Suckled by a wolf Grew and founded a city (753BC) Romulus killed Remus Historic Evidence The Etruscans conquered the Romans  (non-Latin king) Romans eventually overthrew  Etruscans and established kingdom  Ruins of home of king (Romulus?)  date from 8 th  Century BC
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Regal Period Began with war of independence from Etruscans (500 BC) War heroes exhibit desired qualities of Romans Horatio at the bridge (Oath of the Horatii by Jacques Louis David) Stories became legends for Romans throughout their history Compare to American War of Independence Regal period Ruled by 7 kings Revolted against last king to found the republic
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Republican Government Ruled by a senate and the people SPQR= Senate and the People of Rome Senate (patricians) appointed consuls  (1 year) Foreign affairs and the military Direct access by the people to the consul People (plebs) organized by tribes and they  elected 10 tribunes Governed local affairs Had veto power  (individually)
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Constitution (balanced power) Senate Never made laws but advice was accepted Had power to appoint a person to solve a specific problem (He was  a "speaker" or "dictator") Appointed censors (moral guardian/rank judge) Appointed governors Concilium plebis Made all
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Nokes during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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