Classical Studies 1000 Midterm: MIDTERM 3 ROMAN TEXTBOOK READINGS COMPLETE

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Chapter 1 the origins of rome 1-11. Weren"t great innovators, learned from others then applied new knowledge. Dedicated and ruthless in their pursuit of order and organization. Roman era split into 3 periods: 1. Period of the kings: founding of city of rome till 510 bc: 2. Imperial rome: 509-27 bc when augustus established legal precedents for absolute rule: 3. Fall of rome: 476 ad onward, romulus augustulus was deposed by odoacer who ruled italy (brought an end to the west roman empire), an eastern empire carried on until 1453 when constantinople was overthrown by mehmed 2. April 21, 753 bc rome was founded, annual celebration festival of the parilia, in honour of god/goddess pales, god of sheep. Legend was in circulation by the beginning of the 3rd century bc: local king numitor of alba longa was ejected by his younger brother amulius.

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