The History of Rome, Book I eBook

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BOOK FIRST1
CHAPTER I1
Ancient History1
Italy2
Italian History4
Notes for Book I Chapter I4
CHAPTER II4
Primitive Races of Italy4
Iapygians6
Italians7
Relation of the Italians to the Greeks8
Relation of the Latins to the Umbro-Samnites9
Indo-Germanic Culture10
Graeco-Italian Culture13
Agriculture13
Other Features of Their Economy16
Difference of the Italian and the Greek Character17
The Family and the State18
Religion20
Art21
Notes for Book I Chapter II23
CHAPTER III24
Indo-Germanic Migrations24
Extension of the Latins in Italy25
Latium26
Latin Settlements28
Clan-Villages28
Cantons29
Localities of the Oldest Cantons31
Alba31
The Latin League31
Notes for Book I Chapter III33
CHAPTER IV35
Ramnes35
Tities, Luceres35
Rome the Emporium of Latium36
Character of Its Site37
Earliest Limits of the Roman Territory38
The Tiber and Its Traffic38
Early Urban Character of Rome39
The Palatine City40
The Seven Mounts41
Oldest Settlements in the Palatine and Suburan Regions41
The Hill-Romans on the Quirinal43
Relations between the Palatine and Quirinal Communities44
Notes for Book I Chapter IV45
CHAPTER V47
The Roman House48
The House-father and His Household48
Family and Clan (-Gens-)50
Dependents of the Household51
The Roman Community52
The King53
The Community55
Equality of the Burgesses57
Burdens of the Burgesses59
Rights of the Burgesses60
The Senate62
The Senate As State-Council66
The Original Constitution of Rome66
Notes for Book I Chapter V68
CHAPTER VI71
Amalgamation of the Palatine and Quirinal Cities71
Dependents and Guests73
Class of —­Metoeci—­ Subsisting by the Side of the Community75
Plebs76
The Servian Constitution77
The Five Classes77
Cavalry78
Levy-Districts79
Organization of the Army79
Census80
Political Effects of the Servian Military Organization80
Time and Occasion of the Reform82
Notes for Book I Chapter VI83
CHAPTER VII84
Extension of the Roman Territory84
Territory on the Anio—­Alba84
Treatment of the Earliest Acquisitons85
The Hegemony of Rome over Latium—­Alba87
Relation of Rome to Latium87
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Enlargement of the City of Rome—­Servian Wall91
Notes for Book I Chapter VII94
CHAPTER VIII97
Umbro-Sabellian Migration97
Samnites99
Their Political Development100
Notes for Book I Chapter VIII101
CHAPTER IX102
Etruscan Nationality102
Home of the Etruscans104
Story of Their Lydian Origin105
Settlements of the Etruscans in Italy105
Etruria106
Relations of the Etruscans to Latium106
The Tarquins107
The Etruscan Constitution108
Notes for Book I Chapter IX109
CHAPTER X109
Relations of Italy with Other Lands110
Phoenicians in Italy110
Greeks in Italy—­Home of the Greek Immigrants111
Time of the Greek Immigration113
Character of the Greek Immigration114
The League of the Achaen Cities115
Iono-Dorian Towns117
Tarentum117
Greek Cities Near Vesuvius117
Relations of the Adriatic Regions to the Greeks118
Relations of the Western Italians to the Greeks119
Hellenes and Latins121
Hellenes and Etruscans—­Etruscan Maritime Power121
Etruscan Commerce122
Rivalry between the Phoenicians and Hellenes123
Phoenicians and Italians in Opposition to the Hellenes124
Notes for Book I Chapter X126
CHAPTER XI127
Modern Character of Italian Culture127
Jurisdiction128
Crimes129
Punishment of Offenses against Order130
Law of Private Offenses130
Theft130
Injuries131
Property131
Contracts132
Private Process132
Guardianship133
Law of Inheritance133
Manumission134
Clients and Foreigners134
Character of the Roman Law136
Notes for Book I Chapter XI139
CHAPTER XII140
Roman Religion140
Oldest Table of Roman Festivals140
Mars and Jupiter142
Nature of the Roman Gods143
Spirits145
Priests145
Colleges of Sacred Lore147
Augurs—­Pontifices147
Fetiales148
Foreign Worships154
Religion of the Sabellians156
Religion of the Etruscans156
Notes for Book I Chapter XII158
CHAPTER XIII160
Agriculture160
System of Joint Cultivation161
Culture of Grain162
Culture of the Vine162
Culture of the Olive162
The Fig163
Management of the Farm163
Landed Proprietors164
Pastoral Husbandry166
Handicrafts167
Inland Commerce of the Italians168
Transmarine Traffic of the Italians169
Commerce, in Latium Passive, in Etruria Active171
Etrusco-Attic, and Latino-Sicilian Commerce172
Notes for Book I Chapter XIII175
CHAPTER XIV180
Italian Measures180
Decimal System180
The Duodecimal System181
Hellenic Measures in Italy182
The Italian Calendar before the Period of Greek Influence in Italy183
The Oldest Italo-Greek Calendar184
Introduction of Hellenic Alphabets into Italy186
Development of Alphabets in Italy188
Results190
Corruption of Language and Writing191
Notes for Book I Chapter XIV192
Chapter XV196
Artistic Endowment of the Italians196
Dance, Music, and Song in Latium197
Religious Chants198
Panegyrics and Lampoons199
The Masked Farce199
Metre200
Quod re sua difeidens—­aspere afleicta200
Melody200
Masks200
Earliest Hellenic Influences201
Character of Poetry and of Education in Latium203
Dance, Music, and Song among the Sabellians and Etruscans206
Earliest Italian Architecture207
Earliest Hellenic Influence207
Plastic Art in Italy209
Notes for Book I Chapter XV212
End of Book I215
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Section 2.  Information about the Mission of Project Gutenberg-tm221
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