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CL 113 Lecture 7 Feb 10

by: Lauren Palermo

CL 113 Lecture 7 Feb 10 CL 113LEC

Lauren Palermo
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Date Created: 02/12/16
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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