O03. Roman Government

O03. Roman Government - Classics 2123: The Roman Way...

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Classics 2123: The Roman Way Spring 2008 Lecture 3. The Early History of Rome and Roman Republican Government Readings: BHR 15-41; Shelton 2-4, 7-8, 251-3, 255-259, 262, 264-5 Early History of Rome Regal period: dimly known, mostly through legends; Roman tradition held that they had seven kings: see BHR , p. 20 509 BCE: expulsion of the last king (Tarquinius Superbus, an Etruscan), and establishment of the Republic Early Roman Republic: o on the foreign front, a series of conflicts with neighbours in Italy; Romans first attack the Etruscans, ending that threat with their victory over Etruscan city of Veii (396 BCE); in 387 BCE, Gauls (i.e., Celts) from the north attack Rome and sack the city; simultaneously, the Romans have a series of conflicts with Latins (the people of Latium), which ends in 338 BCE with Rome granting some of the privileges of citizenship to the Latins. Rome gradually but consistently extending her influence throughout the Italian peninsula. o
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