The annalistic tradition of Roman history is our single most important source for the early history of the city. In this lecture, we take a look at the primary historians of Rome's annalistic tradition, and examine some of the problems surrounding their use.
In this introductory module, we explore what we know - and what we don't know - about the Romans' earliest historical traditions. A proper understanding of the nature of our sources is critical for the serious student of Roman history, and this is precisely what we aim for in this module.
In this module, we take a look at Italy prior to the founding of Rome. We also look at several Roman origin myths and bring the story down to Romulus and Remus.