"Romulus and Remus... part 2" Roman Rome - Historical Notes Tip by melissa_bel

Roman Rome - Historical Notes, Rome: 7 reviews and 22 photos

When guarding their sheeps, Remus had a fight with a sheperd that was tending to Numitor's. He was arrested and brought before Numitor.He had Remus tell his whole story and realized that he and his brother were his grandsons.
Later, Romulus and Remus attacked their great uncle Amulius and killed him. Numitor moved into Alba Longa and the twins were living with him. Howver, they were missing their previous lives and decided to go to the spot where Faustulus founbd them and build a city of their own. Romulus favored the Palatine Hill while Remus wanted to build on the Aventine. They could not agree and decided to built a city each. While Romulus was tracing the limits of his city, Remus came by and made fun of easy it was for someone to breach the walls of this city and he jumped over the line Romulus had just traced. This was an act of an agression and whoever did it had to be put to death so Romulus killed his brother. However, as a tribute to Remus's memory, he called his city Rome.
Based partially on fact, Romulus is thought to have been the first king of Rome around 753BC

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2005
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