Numa Pompilius

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Numa Pompilius

KING NUMA

King Numa, more formally known as Numa Pompilius, was born on Rome's founding day - April 21, 753 BCE. He reigned from 715 BCE, to his death in 673 BCE. he was elected king by the Roman Senate and was a Sabine. he was the legendary second king of Rome, one year after the death of Romulus. He was the youngest in his family, following three older brothers. He was married to Titus Titius's only daughter Tatia. His family line however is not known for sure. some say that he had only one daughter - Pompilia - while others say that he had five sons - Pompo/Pomponius, Pinus, Calpus, Mamercus, and Numa. Pompilia's parents are contrudicted as well. some say that she is the daughter on Numa and his first wife Tatia, while others say she is descended from his second wife Lucretia. She was also supposedly married to a certain Marcius and presented him with the future king - Ancus Marcius.

Accomplishments

753 BC - Numa's birth date715 BC - Elected to be King673 BC - Date of death

Numa Pompilius has had many accomplishment throughout his lifetime. one of his greatest accomplishments was that he created much of the framework of the Roman Public Religion through cults, rituals, priesthoods, and calander reforms. Another great accomplishment by Numa was the fact that he had succeeded Romulus . He is also known for constructing the Temple of Janus. He created it so it would act as an indicator of peace and war. His last most famous accomplishment was that he reformed the calander and introduced January and Febuary as well as ajusted the solar and lunar years.

Lasting Impact

Numa Pomilius has made a lasting impact on the Romans was how dedicated he was to the religion and he cared so much about his home that he spent a lot of time building the framework of what would become the Rome we think of today. He is also sometimes refered to as the second founder of Rome for this reason.

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"Numa Pompilius." Princeton University. Web. 3 Sept. 2014.Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 3 Sept. 2014.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9YvDg5_VSU"Pompilius" The Oxford Classical Dictionary. 3rd edition. 1999. Print.

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