Numa Pompilius is to laws as Romulus and Remus are to violence.
Following in the wake of the violent founding of Rome, a king is chosen for his steady character, disinterest in being a leader, and Sabine heritage.
Let the Doctors take you in the rule of Numa Pompilius, the second monarch recognised from the founding of the city, who secured the favour of the divine Egeria.
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Episode 37: Numa Pompilius
Ulpiano Checa, La ninfa Egeria dictando a Numa Pompilio las leyes de Roma. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Can you please provide a download link when there are posted, so we can listen to this at our leisure?
Hi Andrew, currently these posts can be accessed through itunes and are freely available to download! Just search for The Partial Historians
“Egeria! sweet creation of some heart
Which found no mortal resting-place so fair
As thine ideal breast; whate’er thou art
Or wert,—a young Aurora of the air,
The nympholepsy of some fond despair
Or—it might be—a Beauty of the earth,
Who found a more than common Votary there
Too much adoring—whatsoe’er thy birth,
Thou wert a beautiful Thought, and softly bodied forth.
The mosses of thy Fountain still are sprinkled
With thine Elysian water-drops; the face
Of thy cave-guarded Spring, with years unwrinkled,
Reflects the meek-eyed Genius of the place,
Whose green, wild margin now no more erase
Art’s works; nor must the delicate waters sleep
Prisoned in marble bubbling from the base
Of the cleft statue, with a gentle leap
The rill runs o’er and round, fern, flowers, and ivy, creep…”
What a poet! Life is often improved with a little Lord Byron. Thank you for sharing 🙂