Presentation on theme: "Manlius & The Sacred Geese By Seth George. BackGround ●Gauls invaded Rome. ●Gauls won a great victory, and killed nearly forty thousand men. The Roman."— Presentation transcript:
BackGround ●Gauls invaded Rome. ●Gauls won a great victory, and killed nearly forty thousand men. The Roman army was cut to pieces, and no obstacle now prevented the barbarians from reaching Rome. As the Gauls advanced, the people fled, while many soldiers took refuge in the Capitol.
Gauls attempts & Plans ●At the Capital, the Romans were perched on a hill. The Gauls were at the foot trying to invade. ●Whenever they tried to scale the steep mountain side, the Romans showered arrows and stones down upon them; and day after day the Gauls remained in their camp at the foot of the Capital, hoping to starve the Romans into surrender. ●The Romans understood the Gauls plan, so the threw down their bread instead of stones. Brennus (Gauls leader) begin to doubt the success of his plan and thought they were far from hunger.
The Night Of…. ●One night, a sentinel from the Gallic Camp saw a barefooted roman soldier climb down the rock of the fort the Romans built. The roman soldier was carrying a message to the fugitive from Rome to aid to their rescue. ●The sentinel reported to Brennus what he had saw, and Brennus decided to have a surprise attack on the Romans.
The Sacred Geese & Manlius ●When the Gauls were trying to attack the Romans, their armor clattered too loud. This lead to the Sacred Geese in the capital to be awakened. The geese squawked which woke up a Roman soldier name Marcus Manlius. Marcus Manlius looked at down from the wall and saw the Gauls. He then made a Gaul soldier fall which lead to a domino effect. Manlius saved the Romans and Rome from the Gauls.
The Deal & Outcome ●Brennus and his army decided leave, if the romans gave a 1000 Lbs of gold. When they were weighing the gold with a balancer, the Gauls tricked the Romans. It ended up the Romans gave more than they needed to. This lead to an upset with the Romans. ●THEN….. the exiled Camillus came in with his army. He told the roman senators to take the gold back. Camillus sayed "Rome ransoms itself with the sword, and not with gold!" Then he challenged Brennus to a duel. Camillus won.
Later... ●The Romans began to rebuild Rome. ●Manlius, the soldier who saved the Capitol from the barbarians, was rewarded by being given the surname of Capitolinus, and a house and pension. He was so proud of these honors, however, that he soon wanted to become king of Rome. He formed a plot to obtain possession of the city, but this was discovered before it could be carried out. ●Manlius then was accused of treachery, and arrested.