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Sabins- central Samnites-central Greeks- southwest o Seven kings of Rome 753-510 BC o The Republic(510-31BC) Patricians and Plebiansc Legends and lineage Senate- main ruling body ‘counsel of elders’ o Roman Religion Native Roman deities Personifications o Numen- personification of a physical object Sarificium Divination Ritual Superstition Numina and Greek Deities Development of Personalities Janus- Numina of doorways, brides, and gateways
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Unformatted text preview: Roman numina “equated” with Greek deities • Zeus – Jupiter • Hera – Juno • Poseidon – Neptune • Hermes – Mercury Etruscan influence • Vulcan – Hephaestus • Minerva – Athena Hercules • Cacus and the cattle of Geryon • Numerous temples Household and State gods • Lares- fixed to a spot to protect • Penates- household gods that could move...
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