romulus and remus
Updated: 6/4/2020
romulus and remus
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  • The God of war, Mars, had twin boys with princess Rhea Silvia.
  • Rhea had gone against her vows of celibacy, so King Amulius imprisoned Rhea Silvia and ordered the twins' to be thrown in the Tiber River. He ordered a servant to carry out the death sentence, but the servant took pity on the twins and spared their lives by putting them into a basket onto the Tiber River.
  • The twins basket caught in the roots of a nearby fig tree. There a she-wolf or lupa, found them and took care of them.
  • They were then found by a shepherd and the shepherd took them in and raised them to adulthood.
  • The twins decided they wanted to establish a city of their own where the wolf had found them. They fought over where to place their city.
  • Romulus became angry and killed Remus. Romulus continued to build his city. He officially founded his city and named it Rome, after himself.
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