The first settlers of Rome—all men—were at a loss to find wives, and eventually turned to some rather desperate measures to make sure they each got a wife! Learn in this clip how they tricked the neighboring Sabine tribe into coming over for a feast, and then carried off the women to make them their wives! Eventually, the fathers and brothers of the wives attacked the Roman men to get the women back, but were in for a surprise from the women they thought they were rescuing! Watch the clip below for the unbelievable result!
Excerpt from Old Western Culture great books curriculum (unit: Romans: The Historians)
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