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By Paul A. Zoch

ISBN-10: 0806130938

ISBN-13: 9780806130934

The occasions and personalities of historic Rome spring to lifestyles during this heritage, from its founding in 753 B.C. to the dying of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 180.Paul A. Zoch offers, in modern language, the historical past of Rome and the tales of its protagonists?such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so frequently passed over from extra really expert studies.With an eye fixed element, Zoch publications his readers during the army campaigns and political advancements that formed Rome’s upward push from a small Italian urban to the best imperial strength the area had ever identified. We witness the lengthy fight opposed to the enemy urban of Carthage. We keep on with Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we realize the ebb and move of Rome’s fortunes within the Hellenistic East. Writing with the idea that such tales include ethical classes which are correct at the present time, Zoch offers a story that's either wonderful and informative. An afterword takes the background to the autumn of the Roman Empire within the West in A.D. 476.

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The occasions and personalities of old Rome spring to existence during this heritage, from its founding in 753 B. C. to the dying of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in A. D. one hundred eighty. Paul A. Zoch provides, in modern language, the heritage of Rome and the tales of its protagonists? similar to Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so frequently passed over from extra really good stories.

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Page 27 Chapter 5 Tarquin's Coup d'État and the End of the Monarchy Lucius Tarquin, son of the first Tarquin, Tarquinius Priscus, wanted to be king himself, and not just King Servius' son-in-law. He began spreading malicious rumors about Servius, no doubt concerning Servius' lowly birth. Tullia, the king's daughter who had married Tarquin's brother Arruns, was as ambitious as her brother-in-law Tarquin; she thought her own husband, Arruns, was a wimp. To facilitate their evil plans, Tarquin killed his wife (Tullia's sister), and Tullia killed her husband Arruns.

To further honor the Sabine women, it was agreed that they were to be free from all common labor in the house except for spinning wool, and two holidays were celebrated in their honor, the Matronalia and the Carmentalia. Tradition says that the Sabine king, Titus Tatius, became joint king with Romulus but was later Page 14 murdered in Lavinium by the relative of a man whom his relatives had murdered. C. Romulus was reviewing his troops when suddenly a storm arose; thick clouds hid Romulus from the soldiers' view, and when the clouds dissipated, the soldiers saw that Romulus was no longer there.

Amulius learned of the twins' existence and ordered that they be put in a basket and thrown into the Tiber River, so they could not rob him of his throne. The Tiber happened to be unusually high, however, and the attendant was not able to put the basket into the river proper, as he could not reach it. Instead he left the basket floating in the shallow water near the shore. The water then magically receded and left the twins safe on land. A passing she-wolf heard the babies' cries and nursed them until Faustulus, the shepherd of the royal flock, found the boys under a fig tree (called ficus Ruminalis, "the fig tree of Rumina," a minor goddess, perhaps of nursing), and brought them home.

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