Romulus and Remus by Geraldine McCaughreanLively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Rosss much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. Romulus and Remus/Stolen Wives: Famous story of the quarrelsome twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who are raised by a she-wolf, and grow up to create the city of Rome. And read how Rome became peopled with women in Stolen Wives.
Romulus & Remus, The Story of
Romulus and Remus
The killing of Remus by his brother, and other tales from their story, have inspired artists throughout the ages. Since ancient times, the image of the twins being suckled by a she-wolf has been a symbol of the city of Rome and the Roman people. Although the tale takes place before the founding of Rome around BC, the earliest known written account of the myth is from the late 3rd century BC. Possible historical basis for the story, as well as whether the twins' myth was an original part of Roman myth or a later development, is a subject of ongoing debate. Romulus and Remus were born in Alba Longa , one of the ancient Latin cities near the future site of Rome. Their mother, Rhea Silvia was a vestal virgin and the daughter of the former king, Numitor , who had been displaced by his brother Amulius. In some sources, Rhea Silvia conceived them when their father, the god Mars , visited her in a sacred grove dedicated to him.
Romulus and Remus , the legendary founders of Rome. Numitor had been deposed by his younger brother Amulius, who forced Rhea to become one of the Vestal Virgins and thereby vow chastity in order to prevent her from giving birth to potential claimants to the throne. Nevertheless, Rhea bore the twins Romulus and Remus, fathered by the war god Mars. Amulius ordered the infants drowned in the Tiber River , but the trough in which they were placed floated down the river and came to rest at the site of the future Rome, near the Ficus ruminalis , a sacred fig tree of historical times. There a she-wolf and a woodpecker—both sacred to Mars—suckled and fed them until they were found by the herdsman Faustulus.
In Roman mythology , Romulus and his twin brother Remus were the founders of the city of Rome.
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What is the legend of Romulus and Remus?
Many of Aeneas decedents reigned this settlement peacefully. When Nimitor was king, his brother Amulius seized the power and dethroned Nimitor, killing his male heirs and forcing his daughter, Rhea Silvia, to become a Vestal Virgin so that she would not provide a male heir to the throne. - Romulus is given the credit for founding Ancient Rome — so legend has it.
Wednesday 25 September UK News feed. Cave of Romulus and Remus located in Rome. Legend has that the twins were born around BC, the sons of a mortal priestess, Rhea Silvia, and the Roman god of war, Mars. Archaeologists find home of the founders of Rome. Romulus and Remus bronze 'could be a replica'. After being found by the shepherd, Faustulus, and raised to adulthood, the twins decided to establish a city where the wolf had nursed them. However, the pair argued about who had the support of the gods, and Romulus killed Remus in a fight on what became Palatine Hill.
Silvia conceived twins Romulus and Remus by god of war, Mars. According to Roman mythology, they were abandoned as infants and a series of miracles helped them survive. They were suckled by a she-wolf, fed by a woodpecker and raised by a shepherd and his wife. They initially remained unaware of their background but later on found out the truth. After fighting Amulius and killing him they restored their grandfather, Numitor to the throne and then decide to found their own city. Dispute over Selection of Site : The two brothers went about selecting a site for their proposed city and soon entered dispute over the selection of the site.
In Roman mythology , Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of the god Mars, and were the founders of the city of Rome. Numitor's brother Amulius pronounced uh-MYOO-lee-uhs seized the throne and kept Rhea Silvia from marrying, since any sons she had would be the rightful heirs to the throne. However, Mars, the god of war, made love to her, and she gave birth to Romulus and Remus. When Amulius found out about the twins , he ordered that they be thrown into the Tiber River to drown. The boys floated downstream, coming ashore near a sacred fig tree. A she-wolf and a woodpecker— creatures sacred to Mars—fed the twins and kept them alive until a shepherd found them.