CLA204H1 Chapter 22: Notes for Chapter 22

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Roman religious and social patterns of thought were quite different firm those of. Greeks, as were their economic and political institutions. In the native roman tradition there is no creation story. Roman myth is legend, bound with it"s history. Romans knew this, but accepted it anyways. Roman myth then looks like traditions storytelling and is modeled after greek myth, but moral and political purposes have become paramount. By 8th c bcd the metal-rich hills of italy"s western coast, inhabited by indigenous non- indo-european etruscans had become a magnets for greek colonists and phoenician traders. Cultural exchange a by=product of commernce in mining and industry. One of the oldest known inscriptions in greek alphabet: famous cup owned by nestor in illiad. In earliest days, rome was uled by kings. About 500 bcd an alliance of ealthy land-owning latin fams the patricians" or fathers" destroyed the foreign etruscan monarchy.

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