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Page 2 ..... , , ..-: .. ? - byffrof.Ed Turiello Nostra Aweeklycolumnhighlightingsome of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 5, 2010 The history of ancient Rome is easily divided into three separate and distinct periods. These were known as: 1. Regal Rome, the period of seven kings starting with Romulus in 750 B.C. and ending with Lucius Tarquinius Superbus in 510 B.C. 2. The Republic, starting with the death of the above- mentioned Lucius and end- ing in 27 B.C. shortly after the death of Julius Caesar. 3. The Empire, starting with Augustus in 27 B.C. and ending with the piti- ful Romulus Augustulus in 475 A.D. Romulus was the founder of Rome and its first king. In earlier years people scoffed at the idea that a real Romulus did exist, but this indeed was the true name that belonged to an early builder of Rome. There may or may not have been a she- wolf, but as to the existence of Romulus or "The Man of Rome" as some have called him, later discoveries THE MAN OF ROME present a great mass of evi- dence and most details are supported by monumental remains. The Wall of Romulus, small parts of which are still vis- ible at .different points around the Palatine Hill, enclosed a space which was called "Roma Quadrata" by the ancient historians, be- cause of its quadrangular shape. This enclosed space, this Roma Quadrata, an area of about twenty-four acres, is said to be where the Rome of history legins. Contemporary with Romu- lus and his Palatine Hill was Tatius the Sabine, whose tribe occupied the Capital Hill. In this location and to this period of time also belongs the story of the carrying off of the Sabine girls who had been invited with their parents, in an. interval of peace, to attend some rus- tic games in the long valley between the Palatine and the Aven-tine Hills, (the site of the Circus Maximus). A second peace treaty be- tween Romulus and Tatius was short-lived, and ended with the violent death of. Tatiu's the Sabine, followed shortly thereafter by the death of Romulus the Ro- man. As startling or as strange as it may seem, Romulus was the first and last Roman King of Rome. There were seven kings dur- ing this first historical period called Regal Rome. Romulus was the first. The next three were the Sabines, Numa Pompilius, Tullus Hostillus, and Ancus Marcius. The last three were Etruscans named Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Servius Tullius, and Lucius Taraquinius Superbus. If you were introduced to the last six at a cocktail party, how many names could you remember? As an afterthought, I might add that if you were introduced to any one of the seven at a cocktail party, I'd like to know what the heck you had to drink. NEXT ISSUE: Romulus and Those Sabine Gals EVERETT CITY COUNCILOR AND CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE SAL DiDOMENICO Assembles Experienced Team to Guide His Campaign Sal DiDomenico an- nounced the hiring of his campaign team for his race for State Senate, as well as a number of mile- stones accomplished by the campaign in the open- ing weeks of his cam- paign. Forming DiDomen- ico's campaign team will be: Chris Keohan, Cam- paign Manager; Daniel "DJ" Napolitano, political Director; Jim Kostecki, Field Director and Van- essa Jean-Simon, Volun- teer Coordinator. Chris Keohan, an Everett native and Boston College graduate, most re- cently served as Deputy Field Director and Labor Liaison for Congressman Mike Capuano's Senate race. He previously served as Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Regional Field Director for Tom Reilly's Gubernatorial bid, Field Organizer for Virginia Gov- ernor Tim Kaine, and as a National Advance Team Member for John Kerry's Presidential bid. Daniel "DJ" Napolitano is currently a City Councilor in Everett. He is a life- long resident of Everett, and a graduate of Assumption College where he majored Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Afiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 in Political Science. Napolitano will manage the day to day outreach of the campaign with elected officials and neighborhood organiza- tions throughout the district. Jim Kostecki is cur- rently a resident of the Allston-Brighton area of Boston. He is a graduate of U-Mass Amherst with a degree in Political Science. He most recent- ly served on the Advance and Field Teams for Congressman Mike Cap- uano's Senate campaign. Prior to his time with the Capuano campaign, Kostecki also worked for the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts. He will manage the voter outreach activities of the campaign, as well as the Everett Cam- paign Headquarters. Vanessa Jean-Simon has been active in Massachu- setts politics since 2004. She is a recent graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Political Science, Jean-Simon was a member of the Advance and Field Teams for Congress- man Mike Capuano's Senate campaign. She has also served as an intern in the office of the late Senator Ed- ward M. Kennedy, Mayor Tom Menino's re-election campaign, as well as nu- merous volunteer activities with Howard Dean, Senator John Kerry and the 2004 DNC. Jean-Simon will be the face of the campaign for in- (Continued on Page 14) Res Publica by David Trumbull 50 Years Ago This Month Fifty years ago this _ month The Conscience of a Conservative was published under the name of Arizona Sena- tor Barry Goldwater (1909-1998). The _ thin, 127-page, volume was, viduals consistent with k the maintenance of the social order." In a chapter on "The Perils of Power" he sets forth the con- a servative doc- trine of con- stutionalism. in fact, ghost- written by L. Brent Bozell, Jr., (1927- 1997), Goldwater's speech- writer, and sets forth in ten chapters some of the most important themes in mod- ern (post World War II) American conservatism. The book was a best-seller and propelled Goldwater to- the Republican Party nomi- nation for the presidency in 1964. The book helped to popularize the conservative movement and its publica- tion was one of the key events preparing the way for Ronald Reagan to be nomi- nated and win the presi- dency in 1980. In chapter one the author states: "The root difference between the Conservative and Liberals of today is that Conservatives take account of the whom man, while the Liberals tend to look only at the material side of man's nature." He sets forth three conservative principles. First, each man has a unique individual soul. Second, man cannot be economically free if a politi- cal slave, and vice-versa, Finally, politics ought to be conceived "as the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for indi- DONT TREAD ON ME First " the limitation of the federal government's authority to specific, del- egated powers. Second, the reservation to the States and people of all other power. Third, division of power among three branches of government. Finally, the wisdom of the founders in making it difficult to amend the Constitution. I've mentioned how the Ronald Reagan's election and two successful terms as President were the fruit of the sort of conservatism articulated in Goldwater's book. The 1994 Republican revolution which saw huge conservative gains in both houses of congress, like- wise, stood on the shoulders of Goldwater and other post- War conservatives. The "Don't Tread on Me" rallying cry of today's Tea Party movement is just the lat- est manifestation of the essential conservatism of Americans. David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End. DIVORCE * CRIMINAL * LAW OFFICES OF FRANK J. CIANO 230 MSGR. O'BRIEN HIGHWAY GENERAL PRACTICE OF LAW WILLS * ESTATE PLANNING TRUSTS PERSONAL INJURY * WORKERSCOMP. 617-354-9400 Si Parla Italiano CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02141 AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING Constitution Cooperative Apartments, where residents have a voice in the management of their building, is currently accepting applications for studio and one bedroom apartments. 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