Friday, 2 December 2011

Romulus and Remus

This monument represents the symbol of Rome and it's found in the Musei Capitolini in the centre of Rome.

The birth of Rome


The twin brothers Romulus and Remus were the sons of the God Mars. When they were very young they were abandoned by the banks of the River Tiber and left to defend for themselves. Luckily, they were found by a she-wolf who took care of them and she feeded them with her milk.




Later a shepherd found the boys and took them home to look after them. She took great care of them as like they were her children. As time passed, the boys grew up and became very strong and clever. The two brothers decided to build a town near the River Tiber where the she-wolf founded them.

Shortly after building the town the twins had a big argument about who should be in charge. Romulus overpowered his brother Remus who died in the fight. Romulus then became the first king of this town which he named it "Rome", after himself.



As you can see, the early days of the city of Rome are surrounded with mystery. Much of what historians believe that is based upon circumstance as there is little evidence remaining of what Rome was like two and a half thousand years ago. What we do have is a legend, a story that is partly based on fact and partly based on fiction.


I am concluding my first post with a video about the story of Romulus and Remus. Enjoy :)




References

This information was taken from http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/birthofrome.htm 


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