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    Romulus and Remus

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    Romulus and Remus Numitor, king of the ancient Italian city of Alba Longa, was deposed by his brother Amulius. Numitor’s daughter, Rhea Silvia, was made a vestal virgin (priestess of the Goddess Vesta & forbidden to marry). Mars, the God of War, fell in love with her and she gave birth to twin sons.” [1] Fearing for his life and his newly captured throne, Amulius had the twins put in a basket and through into the Tiber river. Instead of sinking the basket floated steadily down stream. “The basket

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    History of Rome: Romulus and Remus

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    Romulus and Remus As the story goes, Romulus and Remus were twins, abandoned by their mother as babies, and put into a basket which was placed into the Tiber River. The basket landed and the twins were discovered by a female wolf. The wolf nursed the babies until they were found by a shepherd who lived nearby. The shepherd raised the twins as his own, although they were said to be unruly and obnoxious. When Romulus and Remus became adults, they decided to build a city where the wolf had found them

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    Bravery, strength, and leadership are just a few of the characteristics possessed by Theseus of Greece and Romulus of Rome. Plutarch, a Greek historian, explains lives each of these men. These men were different from any of the other men during Ancient Greece and Rome; according to Plutarch, they were descendants of the divine, which ultimately destined them for greatness. Throughout their lives, they would achieve power through various events and establish the societies and politics of two the greatest

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    The myth of Romulus and Remus, as well as the myth of Aeneas contribute to the emergence of Rome and its people. Romulus and Remus are credited with founding of the city of Rome itself, while Aeneas was credited with the founding of the Roman race (Ott, 105). The history of Rome cannot be told without both of these myths being a part of the story. Each has both similarities and vast differences to the other. When Gods are involved punishment and reward seem to go hand-in-hand. In both myths

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    Rome even start? Where did the idea of Rome begin? The answer is not set in stone, but myth has it that twin boys by the name of Romulus and Remus began the city. The story of Romulus and Remus explains the birth of Rome, deeply impacts Roman belief, and is currently being studied upon today with a possibility of their story being an actual occurrence. The myth of Romulus and Remus explains how Rome began, or where the idea of Rome started. After the Greek Trojan War, a group of soldiers set sail

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    Roman Empire

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    legendary date of 735 B.C. The myth of Romulus and Remus was how Rome got its name. The myth was that Mars, god of war, came down to the mortal world and met a human princess. Romulus and Remus were then born shortly after, but abandoned. A She-Wolf nursed them until they were old enough to be on their own. Their dream was to make a beautiful city, and govern it and become powerful. Romulus and Remus had an argument. Which led to a fight to the death. Romulus won, killing his brother Remus. The peoples

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    Rome: The Eternal City

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    founder of their homeland.? In Plutarch?s Life of Romulus, Aeneas is said to have sailed to southern Italy where he met a soothsayer who allowed him to commune with his deceased father.[ii]? His father predicted that Aeneas would sire a great race and that his descendents, namely Romulus and Remus, would eventually establish a city that would rule the entire world and whose spirit will match that of the gods.[iii]? According to the myth, Romulus and Remus were born into the lineage of Aeneas, but

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    Rise of the Roman Empire

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    deeply rooted in legend and mythology, is a Amix of fact, fiction, educated guesses and established notions on the conditions of the ancient Mediterranean world@(). The Romulus ruled as the first King of Rome from 753-715 BC. AThe legend of Rome's origin would have been poorer if the gods had had no role in it.@(encyclopedia) Romulus was the founder of Rome and Remus was his twin brother. Their story begins with their grandfather Numitor, king of the ancient Italian city of Alba Longa, was deposed

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    Rome

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    part of government from becoming too powerful praetor-military commander and judge censor-determined how much tax people should pay tribune-could veto Senate bills and act as public officials dictator-had absolute power and served a 6 month term 2. Romulus-Founder of Rome, son of Mars Pontifex Maximus-The high priest, elected for life by a special assembly of 17 tribes 3. Tiber River-Connects Rome to the Mediterranean Rome-In the Center of what is presently Italy Rubicon River-Connects the Tiber to

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    Rise of the Roman Empire

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    Virgin gave birth to twin boys, Romulus and Remus, and claimed that they were the sons of the god Mars. The Vestal Virgin was the sister of a king. The king believed that she was lying and imprisoned her. He put her two boys in a basket and threw it into the Tiber River. A she-wolf found the twins and raised them. The twins, Romulus and Remus, came back and killed the king and founded the city of Rome. Afterwards Romulus and Remus fought and Remus was killed. Romulus was Rome’s first king and after

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