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Where did romulus set up a sanctuary for criminals?

Where did romulus set up a sanctuary for criminals?

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School: University at Buffalo
Department: Classical Studies
Course: Myth & Religion Anc World
Professor: R woodard
Term: Fall 2015
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Cost: 25
Name: CL 113 Lecture 7 Feb 10
Description: More on Remus and Romulus
Uploaded: 02/12/2016
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Lecture 7 Feb 10th 


Where did romulus set up a sanctuary for criminals?



Romulus and Remus

∙ Grow up to be Sheppard’s

o Remus is accused of being guilty of the sheep  theft  

o Romulus goes to rescue Remus  

 He Is headstrong, dangerous, aggressive

∙ Joined forces with Nomitor and helped him regain his  throne of Alba Longa

∙ Romulus kills Amulius (the evil brother)

∙ They want to establish their own city- Palatine Hill o They name the city Rome

o They leave it to the Gods to decide who will be  king

∙ Auspices – divining the will of Gods by watching the  flight of birds in the sky to reveal the will of the Gods o Romulus stations himself on top of the Palatine Hill o Remus sets out his sacred space on the Aventine  Hill


Who are romulus and remus?



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∙ Remus thinks the Gods chose him and Romulus thinks  the Gods chose him

o Romulus kills Remus so that he can be king  ∙ Capitoline Hill- Romulus set up a sanctuary for criminals here

On the day of Summer Consualia  

∙ Sabines/Sabellians- spoke a variety of Oscan ∙ Inivted the Sabines and had them bring their daughters ∙ Romulus orchestrates abduction of the daughters ∙ Rape/abduction of the Sabines

∙ Rome will go to war against the Sabines  

Titus Tatius

∙ General of the Sabine Army Don't forget about the age old question of What are the three components of savings?

∙ Tarpeia is going to strike a bargain with the Sabines traitor to Rome


Why did romulus kill remus?



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∙ She agrees to let the Sabine army into the capitol walls  in exchange for what you wear on your left arm (Gold  bracelet)

o Sabines are wealthy

∙ The Sabine warriors crushed Tarpeia with their shields  and she died

∙ They fight in the Roman Forum

∙ Romulus calls upon Jupiter Stator  

∙ His prayer is to make his army to stay/stop retreating  and in return he will build him a temple

∙ Titus becomes king with him and then dies due to  undetermined circumstances

Campus Martius

∙ Field of mars  

∙ Where the army practices  

∙ Romulus has disappeared  

∙ Romans say that he became a God that day- Quirinus  Numa Pompilius  

∙ Senate asks Numa to be king, he denies

∙ People are very insistent so he has the throne kicking  and screaming

o Regulates the Roman calendar  

o Brings order to roman society

o His passion: Justice and Order  

∙ Much of this information comes from Livy  Don't forget about the age old question of What is the meaning of scarcity in economics?

o Lived in the 1st century B.C. and A.D.

o He says that Numa established the offices of Major Flamens, Vestal Virgins, Salii, Pontifices  

∙ Salii- priests of Mars

o 12 priests

o Every year in March they parade through Rome ∙ Pontifices

o Official priests of the Roman State  

o The word Pontifices means bridge builders o Pontifex Maximus supervises Vestal Virgins  o Bridge- Pon Subliclius  If you want to learn more check out What is the content of the stanford prison experiment?

o Sacred and oldest bridge in Rome made of wood o Requires periodic maintenance  

o Pontifices perform prayers and such for the  maintenance of the bridge

o Latin- Ponti-fex and Sanskrit- Pathi-krt  

 Common origin in PIE- the word path  

 Fex and krt mean maker  

Numa

∙ All about good faith Don't forget about the age old question of What does unconditional response mean?

∙ Fides- good faith; justice  

∙ Ancile- archaic kind of shield  

∙ Regia- palace of the king

o Becomes headquarters of Pontifex Maximus ∙ We are told that as the Salii do their dances- they  retrieve the shields from the Regia and dance around  with them  

∙ Dies an old man of natural causes  

∙ Rome needs a new king

Tullus Hostilius  

∙ New king of Rome

∙ Takes Rome to war against Alba Longa  

∙ Settled by 2 sets of warriors

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