Rome was found on the act of fratricide by Romulus After his brother Remus

Rome was found on the act of fratricide by romulus

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Rome was found on the act of fratricide by Romulus. After his brother Remus mocked and climbed his wall, Romulus killed him and said, “so shall it be henceforth with every one who leaps over my walls.” 2 Romulus killed his brother for the reputation of his city. By stabbing his own blood brother for his city, it demonstrates that brotherhood goes beyond kinship, but not before land and pride for their city. This set a foundation of principles for the Roman military and defense. The Roman army was made out of citizens performing services for their country, fighting for their own people. Each soldier was loyal to the state and the emperor and were willing to die protecting Rome. Aside from the army, like Romulus building a wall to protect Rome, the Roman empire expands its territory around its border, creating a buffer zone from outside attacks. By 146 BC, they destroyed the city of Carthage, their last serious rival, and controlled the mediterranean world for the next 600 years. No other states could have challenge Rome. The only states that could have defeated them was themselves. The killing of Remus by his own brother, Romulus, also prophesied the type of civilization Rome would be. Before the establishment of Rome, the two brothers lived together in peace, when they were still shepherds. It wasn’t until the picking of the location of their new city that would cause conflicts between the two. They were fighting for the location where their new city would be until one of them killed another. “If the fraternal relationship can be thought 2 Robert 7
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of as a range of behavior and attitude, the brothers who founded Rome represents the extremes of this relationship: idealized cooperation and fratricide.” 3 Remus wasn’t willing to cooperate with Romulus so, Romulus committed fratricide to solve his conflict and obtain his goal. In the fourth century after Octavius Augustus’ death, a civil war broke out in Rome between military generals for the throne. This marked the end of the Pax Romana and the beginning of anarchy. Some generals wanted to take the throne for themselves and went to their troops for help. The general kills the emperor and becomes the new one, and if the new emperor didn't deliver on his promises, the army would kill the Emperor and replaced him. Like the relationship between the two brothers, Rome’s peace was ended when Romans started attacking each other because of self-interest. Ironically, Romulus was killed by the Senate because of their own interests.
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