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The Foundation of Rome
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The Foundation of Rome

Ausgusto Fraschetti

Abstract

This book describes the legends surrounding the origins, foundation, and early history of Rome; the significance the Romans attached to the legends of their origins; and the uses to which they put them. Between 1000 BC and 650 BC a cluster of small, isolated groups of thatched huts on the Roman hills became an extensive and complex city, its monumental buildings and large public spaces evidence of power and wealth. Two competing foundation legends accounted for this shift, one featuring the Trojan fugitive Aeneas and the other the wolf-reared Romulus and Remus. Both played a significant role i ... More

Keywords: Rome, Romans, foundation legends, Aeneas, Romulus, Remus, Roman poetry, Roman historians, archaeologists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780748621200
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ausgusto Fraschetti, author