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    understand that there were many instances that these princes with their own virtue had to go through trials and struggles to rise from a private station to attain their principality. Many excellent examples Machiavelli made mentioned were Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, Theseus, and such like “ by their own ability and not through fortune, have risen to be princes.” (chap. VI) On the other hand, have they not used virtue to their proceedings to attain their principality, their opportunity of becoming a prince would

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    but an exceptional pride in their nation - taking precedence over even family loyalty. The first example of this Roman pride is seen in the very first foundation myth of Rome, the tale of Romulus and Remus. The second of the two versions of this story tells how after the auspices have indicated Romulus as the rightful leader of... ... middle of paper ... ...attacked Western Rome, such as very weak military due to poverty of the Western Empire. The soldiers were no longer loyal to the army

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    1997. N.d. Labours of Herakles. Web. 29 Mar. 2014. N.d. Olympians. Web. 3 Mar. 2014. N.d. Venus and Cupid. Web. 28 Mar. 1997. "Roman Religion." Roman Religion. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2014. Romulus and Remus. N.d. The Myth of Romulus and Remus. Mr. Guerriero's Blog. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. "Romulus and Remus." Romulus and Remus. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

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    The historical marker for the dissolution of the Roman Empire was September 4th, 476 CE. At least, this is the date that historians have proposed was the fall of one of the greatest empires known to man. Romulus Augustulus was considered the last Roman emperor of the East and West Roman Empire. Many historians argue this concept because a Western emperor, Julius Nepos, was recognized by the eastern Roman Empire until 480 CE. Even after that time period eastern emperors considered themselves the

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    Ancient Roman Religion

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    around the Italian peninsula at the time. But the Romans were adamant in identifying their own gods and culture, so they adapted the ancient Greek gods to suit their lifestyle slightly better. The very beginning all the roman stories was the tale of Romulus and Remus. They were the direct descendants of Aeneas the son of Venus, but their mother was a Vestal Virgin (a priestess who had to take the oath of chastise), and because it was obvious that she broke her oath when she gave... ... middle of paper

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    Trojan hero Aneas (Livy, The Early History of Rome 1.1). This ancient heritage was of crucial importance to the Roman people as it brought a rich cultural heritage to a young nation. The right for Rome to rule was further ensured by the foundlings Romulus and Remus being the grandchildren of then king Numitor (Livy, The Early History of Rome 1.3), reinforcing the idea that Romans were of noble dissent, and hence, were meant to rule. The Roman people believed that they possessed an inherent nobility

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    Rise of Rome

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    The founding of Rome is based around the legend of Romulus and Remus, two brothers who were born into royalty in the city of Alba Longa in Italy. Their grandfather lost his power to his brother Amulius, who had Remus and Romulus thrown into the Tiber River at birth to dispose of the current heirs. However, by some incredible miracle they survived and were found by a shepherd and his wife and they raised Romulus and Remus to manhood. They end up discovering their birthright and return to Alba Longa

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    He goes against popular critiques towards Romulus’ murdering of his brother that was blamed by others for the uprising’s that occurred far later. Romulus displays great virtù in the eyes of Machiavelli, so even though he killed his brother, he looks at the outcome of it. Machiavelli sees that the Roman’s prospered greatly early on because and that’s because Romulus set up a senate, so he would no figuratively have absolute control and once he died, he

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    fertility. However, despite the fact that gods and goddesses are so important to Roman mythology, quite a few stories feature mortals, or beings that do not live forever. For example, Romulus and Remus tells about the two mortal sons of Aeneas, Romulus and Remus, who grow to become the founders of a city. However, Romulus kills Remus in the story, so the city was named Rome after him, since he was the sole founder. Roman mythology was a very important part of Roman history. It was the religion

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    (one of) the first to be created. If Romulus had not set down laws and chosen people to govern Rome, we would probably be all living in a very different way now. Also, Ancient Roman architecture has influenced buildings being built today. Lastly, the Ancient Roman language of Latin is the base of most English words. Government is extremely important in a country, because without it, all hell would break loose, and wrong doers would receive no punishment. Romulus was one of the first to make rules

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