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Lecture 12

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Classical Studies
Jessica Higgins

6-Apr-11 CLAA06 Lecture 12 Livy (titus livius) History of Rome begins with the birth of Romulus and Remus Rhea Silvia- vestal virgin when RS got pregnant with Mars son, her uncle Amulius wanted to leave them to be exposed the river was flooding those who were supposed to leave them, just left them out on the shore in a dry puddle a she-wolf finds them and suckles them until a shepherd Faustulus who gives them to his wife, names Larentiasome ppl think she was actually a prostitute R and R are raised by the shepherd and his wife when they grew up, they became great huntershunt animals and then robbers and give what they stole among the poor shephers one day they are captured by robbers and are brought to A A geives themt o their grandfather N (RS son), together they make a plan to take back the throne once N has his throne R and R decide to go and found their own colony they do what Romans later did when they need answerno oraclethey take auspices looking for signs in the flight of birds they did this on hills Remus is the first to receive a sign7 vultures as soon as he sees this, Rom sees 14 vultures
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