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01. Eras-1 - Classics 2123 The Roman Way Lecture 1 ~ Eras...

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Classics 2123: The Roman Way Spring 2008 Lecture 1 ~ Eras of Roman History Reading: BHR 2-4. Roman history is traditionally divided into three phases: monarchy, republic and empire. The dates are as follows (keep in mind that the very earliest dates are an approximation only). The Monarchy (753-509 BCE) 753 the traditional foundation date of Rome period least well-known; much of the actual history obscured by later myths and legends in traditional account, Rome had seven kings beginning with Romulus (who is the founder of the city) and ending with Tarquinius Superbus The Republic (509–27 BCE) in traditional accounts, the last Roman king, Tarquinius Superbus, behaves in a haughty manner, and the nobility unite against him and drive him out in 509 kings replaced with an oligarchical form of government (see Handout 3) during the early Republic (509-287), a series of conflicts between the nobility (patricians) and the commons (plebeians), but the conflict is resolved peacefully
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