The story of Romulus and Remus.
One day Mars, the god of war, saw Rhea Silvia and fell in love with her. Some time later she gave birth to twin boys.
Amulius,the wicked king of Alba Longa, ordered his slave to throw the two twins into the River Tiber, so they wouldn't take his throne. But the slave left the twins in their cradle to give them a chance.
A she-wolf rescued the two babies and looked after them.
A shepherd called Faustulus saw the she-wolf with the baby boys. He took them home to his wife and they called them Romulus and Remus.
We should build a city here
When they grew up the boys they decided to move back to the place where Faustulus had found them and build their own city on the banks of the River Tiber.
But the twins argued over where the city should be built. Romulus wanted to build it on the Palatine Hill and Remus wanted to build it on the Capitoline Hill. In the end they built two cities! The arguing didn't stop. Remus teased his brother about the height of his city walls, saying they were too low. The brothers had a fight and Romulus killed Remus. Romulus became King of the new city, which was called Rome in his honour.
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