A. Major periods of Roman history
1. Monarchy 753-509 B.C.
2. Republic 509-31 B.C.
3. Empire 31 B.C.-?
4. Divided Empire
a. West 395-476 A.D.
b. East 385-1453 A.D.
B. Importance of early Roman history
II. Ancient versions of early Roman history
B. First Roman historians
III. Traditional account of Roman history
B. Romulus and Remus
C. Sabine women
D. Kings (Numa, Tullus Hostilius, Ancus Martius, Tarquin)
E. Expulsion of Kings/Rape of Lucretia
F. Defeat of Lars Porsenna/Horatius at the bridge
IV. Reliability of traditional account
A. 19th century views
B. Archaeological evidence/limitations
V. Importance of traditional history as it stands
A. Roman values
B. Influence on sub. art/literature