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immortalibus operibus
refers to the previous chapter: Romulus had defeated Rome's enemies and secured peace.
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refers to the Campus Martius, an open space near the Tiber used for gatherings of the people such as army musters.
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in campo ad Caprae paludem
Mimesis, the placement of the words reflects the geography.
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while this fairly boring activity of reviewing the troops is going on, a sudden strom occurs signalled by the word subito.
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coorta tempestas *** magno fragore tontribusque tam denso regem operuit nimbo ut conspectum eius contioni abstulerit
dramatic description of a mediterranean storm. Note Hendiadys- what is really one idea is being expressed as two- which here expresses rolls of thunder also noe cacophany.
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denso regemoperuit nimbo
mimesis- the cloud was big enough to cover Romulus just like desno andnimbo cover the phrase.
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nec deinde in terris Romulus fuit.
a short simple sentence intended for dramatic impact: he was never seen again.
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in terris
it is a euphemism- Romulus had been taken up into heaven.
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Romana *****...obtinuit.
it is a long and complex sentence-contrasted against the previous one-follows the confused and shifting feelings of the Romana *****.
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emphatically placed near the start of the clause.
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etsi satis
sound play stresses Livy's point, building up the men's love for Romulus.
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raptum procella
Cacophany and rolling R sounds echo the sudden violence of the event.
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their of being "orphaned" reminds us that they are young and that Romulus had been like a father to them.
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is an emotive word-echoes their feelings.
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maestum aliquamdiu silentium obtinuit
M/N alliteration echoes the mute men and the long vowel's and the assonance of the U's echoes the length of the silence and the mournful mood.
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satis credebat
could suggest that the story reported by the senators is not true.
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Deinde a paucis initio facto, deum deo nactum, regem parentemque urbis Romanae salvere universi Romulum iubent;
Livy describes how the confused and sad silence gives way to adulation. Romulus is called 3 things, deum,regem and oarentemque reminding us that they saw him not only as a king but also a father figure.
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deum deo
juxtaposition and polyptoton stress Romulus' divinity.
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at the beginning of the sentence contrasts with the universi later on as more of the people take up the cry-highlights the belief in him.
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salvere universi
VER sound play highlights how all the men now worshipped Romulus.
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pacem precibus exposcunt, uti volens propitius suam smeper sospitet progeniem.
already they pray to him as a god asking for a continuation of peace that he secured while he ws alive. P alliteration expressed the fervency of their prayers.
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volens proptiussuam semper sospitet
the sibilance in this part gives a softer tone of entreaty.
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an emotive word emphatically placed and following on from the earlier use of parentem. Mimesis, at the end of the line just like descendants are.
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fuisse credo tum quoque aliquos qui discerptum regem patrum manibus taciti arguerent
this is a description of the alternative account. discerptum and the the hard hitting alliteration of the k sounds build up the violence of the act. the juxtaposition of regem patrum- they were not acting as patres and so their act is shocking.
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those who repeated the story had to do so quietly no doubt because they might be in danger form the patres.
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manavit enim haec quoque sed perobscura fama
striking vocabulary-perobscura, a compound adjective, to suggest that the people had to be careful about spreading this story and manvit a pictorial word which likens the the spread of the rumour to liquid flowing.
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illam alteram admiratio viri et pavor praesens nobilitavit.
gives two reasons for the deification story prevailing, they admired Romulus and so were ready to regard him as a god, but also they were scared.
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chiasmus-illustrates the cintrasting beliefs and how the second one prevailed.
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et consilio etiam unius hominis addita rei dicitur fides.
the deification story was backed up by one man . Consilio suggests that there was a deliberate attempt to give credit to the story and that he went out of his for it- could suggest that this story wasn't true.
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namque Proculis Iulius ...
Livy stresses Iulius' reputatuion with the words gravis and autor. he was the sort of man who was believed whatever he said- is Livy suggesting that the senators put him forward for this reason?
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sollicita civitae desiderio regis et infensa patribus
the words used stress how volatile the mood of the people was-in other words why the senators needed to do something to defuse the hostility to them.
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he uses this word to appeal to the ***** who had been left orphaned.
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caelo repente delapsus
he repeats the story of Romulus having been taken into heaven.
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perfusus horrore
this is the appropriate reaction on seeing a supernatural manifestation. Intended to make Iulius' story more credible.
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suggests Romulus's divinity
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petens precibus
alliteration recalls in line 104 which also expresses an act of prayer.
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ut contra intueri fas esset
also suggestive of Romulus' divinity. intueri is a delibrately formal word which increases the solemnity of the atmosphere.
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the word used for gods connects them with the sky reminding us that this is where Romulus is supposed to have gone.
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mea Roma caput orbis terrarum sit
he refers to Rome as his own, recalling the earlier repeated description of him as a father and a flattering prediction that Rome would be the head of the world which by Livy's day it has become.
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colant sciantque...tradant
3 jussive subjunctives continue the tone of command, this whole phrase looks forward to Rome's future as an imperial power.
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'haec' inquit, 'locutus sublimis abiit.'
accounts for Romulus' continued absence by recording his departure into heaven.
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Mirum quantum illo viro nuntianti haec fidei fuerit
Livy's comment suggests that he night not find the story convincing, but hints that wishful thinking played a part in persuading the Romans because they found the story consoling-lenitum.
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apud plebem exercitumque
clearly states the two sections which the senators needed to placate.
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turbido and serena tranquilla
the contrast of these words make the sudden shift in weather echo the changing mood of the romans- pathetic fallacy.
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