Romulus and Remus –

Romulus and Remus and their history is perhaps one of the most important to understand the origin of Rome, so in Superhistory we now explain who they were, their myth and their history.

We can say that in the history of Romulus and Remus there is a lot of myth or legend and perhaps less of reality, but the truth is that they are considered the founders of Rome.

The legend of Romulus and Remus:

  • According to legend about these twin brothers called Romulus Y Rowing. yesyour mother Rhea Silvia He was sleeping on the bank of a river in the city of AlbaLongawhen the god Mars He saw her and fell in love with her leaving her pregnant.
  • The twins were placed in a basket at birth and thrown into the river Tiber because the King Amulius he killed all who were heirs to the throne.
  • The basket got stuck and they were rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them called luperca. Later he was a shepherd, Splendorthe one who picked up the little ones and those who were cared for by his wife.
  • When they were older, the brothers learned the story of their origins, returning to their hometown to kill Amulio, and place their grandfather back on the throne. Numitor.
  • Romulus and Remus They then decided to found a city right at the point where their basket ran aground. Rowing seeing 6 birds in the sky, he understood that it meant that he had to found it on Aventine instead Romulus seeing 12 birds on the mountain Platinum he understood that he should settle his city there.
  • Romulus he marked the limits of the city with a plow and swore to kill everyone who passed by. Rowing under the influence of alcohol went through the plow, so Romulus He had no choice but to kill him.
  • Romulus full of sadness and regret, he decided to bury Rowing on top of the mountain Platinum, and gave his name to the city he had founded. The young man remained as the only sovereign and created the senate that was composed of one hundred members whose descendants were known as patricians. Romulus It also divided the population into 30 congregations and accepting all kinds of slaves, fugitives, refugees, etc…

The Abduction of the Sabine Women:

  • The city of Rome was populated only by men so Romulus organized sports games for which he invited the inhabitants of the neighboring town, Sabine. It was then that he took the opportunity to rob women, which is known as the Ā«kidnapping of the SabinesĀ».
  • Years later the Sabines decided to take revenge and recover the women, so after entering Rome and when they were about to fight a final battle, they intervened because if the Romans won, they lost their parents and brothers, and if the Sabines won, they lost their husbands and sons.
  • Finally Romulus agreed to agree with the Sabine king Titus Tatius a diarchy until the death of the latter so that the two reign at the same time.
  • After the death ofe Titus Tacio, Romulus He remained as the only king and carried out different and victorious war companies and until the day of his death in 716 BC and in the middle of a storm caused by his father King Mars.

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