What does Camillus promise to Queen Juno of Veii?
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Livy writes that Camillus promised to Queen Juno to dedicate a tenth part of his spoils Delphi as a way of honoring god Apollo (Livy 21, pg. 286).
In his triumph, why was Camillus thought to have displayed irreverent behavior?
When celebrating his victories Camillus rode into Roma on “a chariot drawn by white horses” (Livy 23, pg. 288). This behavior was considered to be irreverent by many Romans because in this way Camillus compared himself to the god Jupiter (Livi, 5 pg. 288). This is why many Romans were opposed to this behavior.
How did Camillus propose to conquer the Faliscans when the children of the Faliscans were handed over as hostages?
Camillus rejected the idea of using hostages as a means of forcing the Faliscans to surrender since in his opinion, such a strategy was ignoble (Livy 27, pg. 291). Instead, he advocated the use of military tactics and skills of Roman soldiers. According to Livy, the residents of the besieged city were impressed with this decision of the Roman commander and his sense of justice (Livy 27, pg. 292).
Why was Camillus indicted and sent into exile?
Camillus was expelled from Rome, because he was accused by his political adversaries of hiding the Etruscan spoils (Livy 32, pg. 295). His supporters offered him help, but Camillus chose to go into exile with his family. Moreover, he was indicted by the court in his absence (Livy 32, pg. 295).
What prevented the Gauls from reaching and taking the Capitoline Hill in Rome?
The Gauls did not take the Capitoline Hill for several reasons. First of all, they wanted to loot the city and rob people of their possessions while the take-over of the Capitoline Hill was not one of their goals (Livy 41, pg. 300). Secondly, they feared that Romans could entrap them and therefore they decided to stay near the Forum.
When he arrived in Rome, how did Camillus tell his soldiers they would win their country back?
When addressing the soldiers, Camillus emphasized the idea that after their victories, the Gauls had become careless, and that the discipline of their army had not been properly maintained. Therefore, Roman forces could ambush and massacre them without facing any resistance (Livy 44, pg. 302).
Why does Camillus give for not abandoning Rome after its destruction by the Gauls?
Camillus gave several arguments to persuade the citizens that Rome should not be abandoned. He said that too much effort had been taken to recover the city from the Gauls that it was senseless to leave it. Secondly, he pointed out that Rome was not completely desecrated by the Gauls, since they did not conquer and Capitol and Citadel (Livy 51, pg. 306). Finally, he noted that the victory could have been given to Romans by gods, and by abandoning their capital, they incur the wrath of the deities (Livy 52, pg. 306).
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Kendall, Jennifer. Periclean Athens, Augustan Rome, New York: Academic Readers, 2012. Print.