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This chapter of the book Legendary Rivals: Collegiality and Ambition in the Tales of Early Rome contains three figures. The first figure shows Panel of the figured frieze from the Basilica Aemilia, Rome. The second figure illustrates Fresco from the Esquiline Columbarium showing the early life of Romulus and Remus. The third figure presents the second figure in detail. Dyadic rivalry is a term borrowed from political science. The book examines rivalry between individual Romans, particularly legendary founders. The resources for which they compete are political authority and office, and personal reputation.

Keywords: ambition; collegiality; dyadic rivalry; Early Rome



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