• The Romans believed their city was founded in 753BC, 21st April
• Recent archaeological excavations using the Harris Matrix System enabled comprehensive chronological analysis of the stratigraphy in a large urban and cultural area of Rome, the Forum
• 2006 – ancient funerary urn holding remains of priest or chief and other artefacts were found in deep pit
• dated to c.1000BC, 250 years before the legendary date of the founding of the city
• also in 2006 – intact skeletal remains of a woman of 30 found beneath Forum of Caesar in central Rome
• skeleton has jewellery including four bronze bracelets, ring and amber necklace, dating back to Bronze Age, 1000BC
• she is thought to be a woman of some standing, with perfect teeth.
• Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), regarded as one of Rome's greatest poets, author of the Eclogues (or Bucolics), and the Georgics, constructed in Aeneid; a ‘history’ or mythology of the foundation of Rome
• Virgil’s Aeneid can be considered a national epic of Rome and has been extremely popular from its publication to the present day.
• The story is about Aeneas's search for a new homeland and his war to found a city
Continuing on using this Word document and turning it in via. Edmodo;
1. copy a map of the Mediterranean and label using text boxes or highlighting: Troy, Carthage, Sicily, Cumae and the Tiber River
2. Research each of these people from the Aenied and write a brief overview;
• Anchises – why was he lame? What happened to him in Sicily? What is the importance of him meeting Aeneas in the underworld?
• The Sybil of Cumae – What is a sibyl? Where is Cumae? What is her role in the story?
• Turnus – Which goddess supports him in the war against Aeneas? How does this relate to the Iliad?
• Aeneas – Virgil’s hero displays many Roman virtues, especially pietas and... [continues]
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