1. Comitia Centuriata a. 193 centuries (voting units) b. Each unit voted according to the majority vote of its members c. Could be summoned only by one with imperium d. Early on, elected consuls, praetors, and censors e. Early on, voted on matters of
Troy: a Confused Religious Approach Euhemerism- Achilles and Hector. Achilles, son of Peleus and sea-nympha Thetis. But pays no homage to the Gods. Irreligious. Brute. Resolute in fighting. Defaces statue of Apollo. In Iliad Haephaestus makes him new
Lecture 10: Between Republic and Principate I: Great Men
What role does/can violence play in society?
o What impact does it have upon politics, society, economy, etc.?
o Who might we expect to resort to violence; in what circumstances?
o What connection(s
History of Ancient Rome
Lecture 1: Introduction to Roman Society
Why is it important to study the Romans? What Roman influences can we see in
the world today?
Roads & streets
Authors, orators, statesm
Lecture 14 1. Declaration of War a. Fetiales had the right to formally declare war b. Process was practical and religious in nature- a number of steps: i. Demand oaths and restitution from offending party ii. Consult with senate iii. Throwing of the
Anch 27 Roman History
The Peoples of Italy
Italic and non-Italic
North of the Po: Celts and Venetii
South of the Po: Ligures
From the Arno to the Tiber: Etruscans
South of the Tiber: Latins
Around Rome: Sabines (north),
Chamber tombs excavated
in the rock,
Archeological park of
Baratti and Populonia.
Tuscany - Italy
What might this tell us
about social organization of
C8th BCE communities on
What other evidence do we
The Liver of Piacenza is
Seneca cannot be too heavy, not Piautus too light.
WHEN Poionius trumpeted to Hamlet the arrival of ‘the best
players in the world’, he paid them the ultimate compliment. For
the heritage of modern tragedy goes back to Seneca (not
Map Quiz Terms
Locate the following cities, regions, bodies of water, and geographical features using the maps available
in your textbook. Consult especially the maps inside both covers and use the map index (xv-xvi) and the
gazetteer (513-516) to find pl
Augustan Culture and
March 26-27. Quiz 2
Subject: Juvenal Satires (with
emphasis on 3 and 6)
Pay attention to themes and
April 13. New due date for term
Length: 8-10 pages + bibliography
Submit to the coffin, 201 Claudia
The Four Emperors of 69 CE
Galba: bribed Praetorian guard to get
the throne and failed to pay them, so
they failed to protect him from Otho
Otho: bribed Praetorian guard,
Recall: paper due Friday, MARCH 28, to a box in Cohen 201. Paper topics on Canvas.
Van Pelt will be holding a Research Clinic on March 19 (time TBA).
Military Expansion and the Just War
Cicero on War
o must resort to force only if we may not a