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John Walsh

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Week 7 Wednesday February 29 2012 Foundation of RomeDated events in their calendar auc ab urbe conditefrom the date of the founding of the cityo April 21Origins of Rome lay in the uniquely Greek experience o Trojan warSaw their origins at the fall of TroyTroy met its ends Laocoon said the the horse spelled the doom of Troy but they did it anywayThey couldnt kill all the Trojans a hardy amount of survivors got away o They are the origins of the Romans o Sailed away and escaped fall of the city o Aenaes carried his fatherAnkesis and nest to him is his son Askanios o He was nicknamed Ulyess Ankesis as a young man was visited by VenusThe goddess of love o She laid with him and produced a son named Aeneas o She interferred in the affairs of the Trojan war to protect her son o Saved him from Diomedes o He was blessed by the GodsHe fled the city with his son father and blessings of Gods o Mission was to go forth and found a new Troyo Carry the spirit of Troyo Carries his father son the Lares and the Panates 2 religious symbols o Wandered in the Mediterranean Went to North Africa at a city called Carthage o Welcomed by the Quee Dido o Began a beautiful romantic affair with another o Hera Juno loved the city of Carthade o Aeneas descendents would destroy the new city of Troy o He had to choose between living with the Queen and having many children and have a dynastic future Heroic choice o He leaves Dido behind Relationship with the stateRoman idealsLoyal to an unfounded city o Dido is grieving and wants to burn everything that he has ever given her o She sat amongst the gifts took his sword and stabbed herself and cursed Aeneas o The curse had a venom and demanded that there would forever be hatred with her descendents and his descendantso Lead to the Punic wars o Hannibal most famous Carthaginian generalTo prove the depth of her hatred Aeneas and wandered and descended into the underworldIn underworld he received what he was looking for the whole time o A sign that he has the right city for Troy o The sign would suggest the fertility and bring forth lots of life
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