The Beginning of Rome: The Two Sons of the War God

The Beginning of Rome: The Two Sons of the War God

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The Twin Sons of the War God

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  • The twin brothers Romulus and Remus sons of the war god, Mars, are born to Princess Rhea Silvia.
  • I want to build the city on Aventine Hill.
  • No! I want to build it on Palatine Hill!
  • The king was afraid that the twins would betray him and overthrow him. So, he had them sent to die in the Tiber River.
  • The boys are rescued by a wolf. The wolf protected them from wild animals and fed them. 
  • R O M A
  • When boys got older they wanted to start a new city. However, they could not agree on where they would build it. They sought the gods for help.
  • But, the gods did not help them. Romulus and Remus get into a huge argument one day after Remus made fun of Romulus. Remus is betrayed by his own brother when Romulus killed him.
  • Romulus decides to proceed with building the city. He builds it on Palatine Hill and names the city after himself: Roma.
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