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CLA233H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Numa Pompilius, Tullus Hostilius


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLA233H1
Professor
Michael J.Dewar
Lecture
2

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Lecture 2: Education
January 10th, 2013
Education
- Produced and directed towards males
- But some women are reading as well but the majority are obviously men
- Taught how to be Roman male and behave like one
i) Character dominates rather than duties
How to be good (ie a good warrior)
(a) Imagination and myth
Mucius Scaevola
- No concrete evidence that he existed
- Farce story yet moral hoe to be courageous and a good warrior
- At the time, 7 kings all believe not to have existed magical
- Later kings probably did exist
Kings of Rome (753 BC 509 BC)
Name
King From
King Until
Romulus
REX ROMVLVS
753 BC
716 BC
Numa Pompilius
REX NVMA POMPILIVS
715 BC
674 BC
Tullus Hostilius
REX TVLLVS HOSTILIVS
673 BC
642 BC
Ancus Marcius
REX ANCVS MARCIVS
641 BC
617 BC
Lucius Tarquinius Priscus
REX LVCIVS TARQVINIVS PRISCVS
616 BC
579 BC
Servius Tullius
REX SERVIVS TVLLIVS
578 BC
535 BC
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus
REX LVCIVS TARQVINIVS SVPERBVS
534 BC
509 BC
i) Romulus good fighet /warrior
Successor: Numa Pompilius religious; devoted to justice and piety
Successor: Servius Tullius son of a servant
(a) Both are Etruscan
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus last king
(a) Lings turned to tyrants
(b) Rape of Lucretia
(c) 510 BC drove out the kings, establishment of the Republic
(d) Tarquinius and army fight with Republic 2 yrs later to reinstate monarchy
failed
(i) Romanism something special
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