Remus: A Roman Myth

Remus: A Roman Myth[Epub] ➞ Remus: A Roman Myth ➣ T.P. Wiseman – This is an account of the foundation legend of Rome how the twins Remus and Romulus were miraculously suckled by a she wolf and how Romulus founded Rome and Remus was killed at the moment of the found This is an account of the foundation legend of Rome how the twins Remus and Romulus were miraculously suckled by a she wolf and how Romulus founded Rome and Remus was killed at the moment of the foundation What does the story mean Why have a twin if he has to be killed off This is Remus: A Kindle - the first historical analysis of the origins and development of the myth and it offers important insights into the nature of pre imperial Rome and the ways in which myths could be created and elaborated in a nonliterate society.

Timothy Peter Wiseman.

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  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • Remus: A Roman Myth
  • T.P. Wiseman
  • English
  • 06 March 2014
  • 9780521483667

10 thoughts on “Remus: A Roman Myth

  1. Aaron says:

    In the beginning of Remus A Roman Myth Professor Wiseman poses an interesting uestion Why did the Romans have a foundation myth involving twins? And why should one twin kill the other? He's right it's an interesting even uniue type of foundation myth On that level Wiseman had my complete attentionOn the other hand this book was a laborious read I like to read about antiuity and I am open to new interpretations and speculations always matched with a dose of criticism but let's be honest that's half the fun Sometimes this book supported Wiseman's speculations with some foggy details; I don't know enough about archaic Rome and the archaeological evidence to gainsay his claims For example the bronze mirror depicting the she wolf and others seems radically reinterpreted where I was unfamiliar with the original interpretation; this was a difficult argument to follow By then end this book made some interesting conclusions but it felt like wading through uicksand to get there I thought that the big picture development could have been done differently but that Wiseman was not going to leave scholars room to uibble about his argument I will summarize by saying that this book has an interesting premise is meticulously researched with copious end notes for the than casual scholar and summarizes with interesting albeit speculative conclusions My hang up was the density of the supporting details as well as extended digressions I appreciated this book but cannot claim to have enjoyed it

  2. Megan Kennedy says:

    I picked up this book as part of a research assignment on the Roman worldview and it wound up transforming my center of focus from the generalities of Roman ritual and religion to illustrating this controversy regarding Remus and Romulus their completely out of place myth and what that says about Roman society in the era that birthed the story as well as the way Romans build their mythology Wiseman did a fantastic job addressing the myriad angles from which this oddity is being examined and addressed and absolutely did better research than other books on the subject of this myth Many of them reference the 4th century Etruscan mirror as a representation of the RemusRomulus myth; Wiseman's analysis of the most up to date archaeological and historical research disprove this theory and completely re frame both the motivations and dates of the creation of the RemusRomulus myth It provides an incredible new insight into not only Roman mythology but into the way societies in general create their myths and worldviews Highly recommended

  3. Louisa says:

    I found this book very interesting even if the academic language was a bit dense now and thenBriefly Wiseman sets out to discover when and why the Romulus and Remus legend was born and why the shadowy Remus was seemingly introduced just to uickly be killed off Along the way we learn things about the shifting meaning of cults and festivals how goats turn into wolves and how the twins legend fits within the geography of the city of Republican RomeI didn't agree with every claim but overall Wiseman's examination made sense both as Rome trying to invent a strong face against the hostile world and as symbols of power struggles between patricians and plebeiansIf that makes little sense well it's late here OK?

  4. Melanie says:

    I found much of this book laborious to read In many parts it seemed to me that Wiseman was digressing from his main theme indeed the last chapter was much devoted to Rome themed popular culture in the last century or so Hollywood and novels Ben Hur that sort of thing I was often lost in the smog of scholarly talk though I guess if you were an expert in Roman and Greek mythology it wouldn't seem such a foreign language to you All in all I did gather something from the read and what I understood and found relevant I did enjoy

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