Romulus and Remus

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  • Romulus and Remus are twin brothers.  Their father was the Roman god of war, Mars.  The king where the boys lived thought they would overthrow him.  He left the twins in a basket on the Tiber River.
  • The boys were found by a wolf who cared and protected for them.
  • One day Remus was captured and taken to the king.  Romulus gathered some shepherds to rescue his brother.  They ended up killing the king. 
  • The twins wanted to build their own city.  They set out looking for the perfect spot. 
  • Both of the boys liked the general area, but each wanted it on separate hills. Romulus wanted it on top of Palatine Hill while Remus wanted it on Aventine Hill.  They agreed to wait for a sign from the gods.
  • We should build on Palatine Hill.
  • Nonsense, the Aventine Hill is better!
  • Remus saw the sign of six vultures, but Romulus saw twelve.  They both claimed to have won.  Romulus went ahead and started building walls around Palatine Hill.  Remus got jealous and angry and killed Romulus.
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