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The Roman Kingship is an ill-understood period of Roman history encompassing the period from the foundation of Rome to the expulsion of Tarquin the Proud, the last King of Rome, by the first Brutus. It is governed largely by mythology, but many of its themes had great impact on the later periods of Roman history.
The Myth of Romulus and Remus
According to legend, Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of Mars, the god of war. They were rescued from the mighty Tiber River by a mother wolf. She nursed them back to health, and raised the two boys. In 753 BC, Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome.
- Spodek, Howard. The World's History. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006. 163-164.