Founding of Rome - Founding of Rome Hundreds of books long don't all survive only about 1/3 left Iulus establishes Alba Longa o 1st king Sylvian

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Founding of Rome Hundreds of books long – don’t all survive, only about 1/3 left Iulus establishes Alba Longa o 1 st king Sylvian Dynasty o Later king has 2 sons: Amulius (younger) and Numitor (older) o Designates Numitor as successor Amulius not so happy, somehow manages to take throne away Wants to make sure his brother’s line can’t take away throne, kills all Numitor’s sons Numitor also has a daughter, Rhea Silvia; Amulius wants to get rid of her so that she can’t have sons Makes Rhea a Vestal Virgin o Gets pregnant by Mars o Amulius chains her in a dungeon o Has twins, Romulus and Remus Gets rid of them by drowning them in a running stream of water Closest river is the Tiber Tiber has over-flowed its banks and is now just a bunch of pools Leave babies in a pool Female wolf hears cries and come and nurses them Wolf is animal of Mars Nursed next to a fig tree: ficus ruminalis (“the nursing fig”) o Shepard (Faustulus) comes by and takes them back to his wife (Larentia) and they raise the babies o Other version: Lupa (well known prostitute) raised the
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Fall '06 term at University of Florida.

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Founding of Rome - Founding of Rome Hundreds of books long don't all survive only about 1/3 left Iulus establishes Alba Longa o 1st king Sylvian

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