CLAS 3307: GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHS OF HEROES
ROMAN MYTHS OF FOUNDATION

MYTHIC TIMELINE

TROJAN or GREEK ORIGIN:  FALL OF TROY (C. 1200 BCE)

The myth of Vergil's Aeneid:

DEPARTURE FROM TROY of AENEAS WITH ANCHISES and ASCANIUS

AENEAS' JOURNEY: Important stages

           CRETE: the Greek DARDANUS
 

           SICILY: ANCHISES DIES.  STORM SENT BY JUNO
 

           CARTHAGE. DIDO KILLS HERSELF
 

           SICILY, THEN ITALY: SIBYL AT CUMAE
 

           GOLDEN BOUGH
 

           UNDERWORLD
 

           PROPHECY OF RIVER-GOD TIBER
 

           LATINUS, LAVINIA, TURNUS: WAR
 

           EVANDER: SON PALLAS
 

           SHIELD FASHIONED BY VULCAN
 

           TURNUS AND AENEAS: SINGLE COMBAT

TROJANS AND LATINS = ONE NATION

AENEAS FOUNDS LAVINIUM

HIS SON ASCANIUS (IULIUS) FOUNDS ALBA LONGA
AFTER SEVERAL KINGS OF ALBA LONGA:

AMULIUS <-----> NUMITOR
                            I
                                                     RHEA SILVIA    +    MARS
                             I
                         ROMULUS <----->  REMUS

ROME FOUNDED (753 BCE?)
 

DEATH OF REMUS
 

RAPE OF THE SABINES
 

SABINE WIVES
 

SEVEN KINGS:
 

4 ARE ROMAN/SABINE

ROMULUS  (QUIRINUS)
NUMA POMPILIUS
TULLUS HOSTILIUS (Horatii vs Curiatii)
ANCUS MARCIUS
3 ARE ETRUSCAN
TARQUIN THE ELDER
SERVIUS TULLUS (daughters)
TARQUIN THE PROUD