CL 113 Lecture 7 Feb 10
CL 113 Lecture 7 Feb 10 CL 113LEC
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Lecture 7 Feb 10 th 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 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 Tarpeia is going to strike a bargain with the Sabines- traitor to Rome 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 o Lived in the 1 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 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 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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