Roman Mythology - Roman Mythology Rome city and empire...

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Rome – city and empire Tiber river – small city of Rome Periods o Kings – 753 BC to 509 BC Not all kings were Romans, some Etruscans Etruscans taught Romans a lot including how to read omens and building things o Republic – 509 BC to 27 BC 2 annually elected officials Legislation body – Senate Made of male heads of rich families In for life Dictator – took over during problems and then stepped down o Empire – 27 BC to 476 AD Julius Caesar wanted to be dictator for life, Senate kills him and a power struggle results Marc Anthony and Cleopatra vs. Augustus Augustus wins and starts the Empire o Rules from 27 BC to 14 AD Gods called Numen or Numina o Just spirits – no human form o Sacrificing was more like bargaining o No stories o Took common gods and goddesses from Greeks Greek Roman Zeus Jupiter Hera Juno Hephaestus Vulcan Poseidon Neptune Demeter Ceres Hades Pluto Persephone Prosperpina Hestia Vesta
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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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