The Early History of Rome: Books I-V Themes

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Cultural history

One of the most noteworthy attributes of the book is that it shows how Rome developed culturally. The first qualities that showed up for the city itself was the physical part and the people. The story of the founder is treated by the author as true. Romulus, then, founded the city of Rome.

Only after Romulus's reign as beloved King of Rome, did the next stage of development begin. While the population grew, this next stage was actually the introduction of religion. In this history, it should be noted that the religious life and the realm of laws are viewed together. In our present society there are many ways in which the 'inner world' of the mind and feelings are well known. As a consequence it may seem a bit peculiar to readers at least at first to see that for them: a law and a god...

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