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Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLA1102
Professor
Richard Burgess
Semester
Winter

Description
AeneuswasaTrojanGeneralfoughtfortenyearsFleesTroywithhissonandsomesurvivorsandeventuallyfoundscityofLaviniumHissonLuluswishestofoundhisowncityeventuallyfoundthecityofAlbaLonga14KingslaterKingNumitoristhe13thkingofAlbaLongaHehasatwinbrothernamedAemuliuswhoisthebadeviltwinAemuliusbadtwinexileshistwinbrotherandtakesoverthethrownofAlbaLongatakesNumitorsdaughterRheaSilviaandforceshertobeaVestalVirginRheaisvisitedbythegodMlarswhofallsinlovewithherandrapesherRheagivesbirthtotwinsoRomulusoRemuswhenAemuliusdiscoversthisheattemptstokillsRheaandordersaservanttokillthetwinstheservanttakesmercyonthemandinsteadplacestheminabasketandsendthemdowntheriverofTibersimilartothestoryofMosesthetwinsdriftashoreandaresuckledbyashewolfashepherdnamedFaustulusdiscoversthetwinsbeingsuckledhesensetheirimportancetakesthemhomeandraisesthemashisownthetwinsareraisedasshepherdsandarenaturalbornleaderstheyhavemanyfollowerseventuallythetwinsdiscoverwhotheyreallyareandreturntofightAemuliustheyreunitewiththeirmotherandgivethethronebacktotheirgrandfatherNumitorRomulusandRemusthetwinswishtofoundtheirowncitytheydonotwanttobecometheKingsofAlbaLongatheydisagreeaboutalotofthingsbuttheonethingtheydoagreeonisthattheywishtofoundthisnewcitywheretheirbasketwasheduptherearetwohillshereoPalatinepreferredbyRomulusoAventinepreferredbyRemuscitiestendtobebuiltonhillstoprotectthecityfromintrudersRomuluswishedtobuildonPalatineRemuswishedtobuildonAventinetheyreceivesignsbylookingattheflightofbirdsRemussees6vulturesfirstonthehillofAventineRomulussees12VulturesonthehillofPalatinedespiteRomulusreceivingthemostfavorablesignthetwinsdecidetobuildtwoseparatecitiesoneoneachhillitwascustomarytocreateaPomeriumaroundthecitybeingfoundedthiswasessentiallyasacredboundaryaroundthecityploughedusingoxenthenthewallswerebuiltthroughthisboundarythiswasthoughttoprotectthepeoplelivinginthecityRomuluswaswelllikedandhadmorefollowersthushisconstructionofthecitywasoccurringfasterthanhisbrotherRemusThusRemusdecidedthathewasgoingtoenterintoPalatineviolatingthePomeriumThiswoulddestroythemythicalsecurityallowingforothertoenterintothecityinthefutureInordertorestorethePomeriumRomulusmustkillRemustomakeanexampleoftrespassersThusRemusiskilledandhiscityAventineisabandonedRomuluscallshiscityROMEafterhimself21stApril753BCtraditionaldateofthefoundingofRomedatewhenRomulusfirstploughedthePomeriumaroundRomeMYTHOLOGYTOFACTSseeMap1page86bottompg57showswherethehillarelocatedinRomeWordBoxAvenentinePalatineCapitolineQuirinalViminalEsquilineCaelianLatiumEtruscanPomeriumCuriaTitusTatiusSabineNumaPompiliusTullusHostiliusAncusMarciusTarquiniusPriscusSextusServiusTulliusSuperbusSevenHillsofRome1AventineHill2CaelianHill3CapitolineHill4EsquilineHill5PalatineHill
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