According to myth, the founding of rome was attributed to twin brothers romulus and remus in this lesson, learn the origin of these legendary brothers, their tragic early life, and how they. The myth of romulus and remus the ancient romans loved myths and legends as rome grew and became great, the romans invented a myth to explain why they had the right to rule everyone else. One of the best literary sources we have regarding romulus, remus and the origins of rome is the historian strabo (geography book 5 (italy) chapter 3) romulus was the mythical founder of rome and hence the city's first king, according to mythology he founded the city in the year 753bc.
The founding of rome can be investigated through archaeology, but traditional stories handed down by the ancient romans themselves explain the earliest history of their city in terms of legend and myth. Romulus and remus from roman mythology this is one version of the story of romulus and rĕmus they were twin brothers that were ordered to be killed but got drifted on a river instead. 1 chapter 1 introduction the topic of mythology is probably one of the greatest ways to discover differences between ancient greek and roman cultures.
Sal provides an overview of the origins of the roman empire an overview of ancient rome one of twin brothers romulus and remus raised by a she-wolf they. Romulus and remus there are several fascinating legends and myths on how the city of rome was founded, all collected by the italian historian, tito livio the legend of romulus and remus. Overview romulus and remus were born in alba longa, one of the ancient latin cities near the future site of rometheir mother, rhea silvia was a vestal virgin and the daughter of the former king, numitor, who had been displaced by his brother amulius. According to legend, rome was founded by romulus and remus, twin sons of mars, the god of war the twins were abandoned in their cradle on the tiber river, where they were found by a wolf. Of all mythological creatures romulus is one of the better known they were seen as the mythological creators of rome the citizens of rome worshipped romulus and remus because they were believed to have created the city.
The legend of romulus and remus gives the impression that rome was created very quickly the truth was very different who were the early people of rome the early people of rome were from a tribe called latins. Melvyn bragg and his guests discuss romulus and remus, the central figures of the foundation myth of rome according to tradition, the twins were abandoned by their parents as babies, but were. The myth about rome's 1st king romulus was the eponymous first king of rome how he got there is a story like many others, involving a rags-to-riches rise in fortune, a miraculous birth (like jesus), and the exposure of an unwanted infant (see paris of troy and oedipus) in a river (see moses and sargon. In roman mythology, romulus and his twin brother remus were the founders of the city of romethey were the children of rhea silvia and mars (or in some variations the demi-god hero hercules) and their story is recorded by many authors including virgil who claims their birth and adventures were fated in order for rome to be founded.
History ancient rome romulus and remus are the mythological twin brothers who founded the city of rome here is their story twins are born romulus and remus were twin boys born to a princess named rhea silvia. Romulus and remusromulus and remus suckling a she-wolf on the bank of the tiber river (foreground) and being handed to acca larentia by faustulus (background), detail of an illuminated manuscript page from the romuléon by benvenuto da imola, 1480 in the british library, londonthe british library. Romulus and remus are synonymous with the origins and founding of rome ab urbe condita, as the romans used to say for such an ancient city it is not surprising that the origins of rome are a mixture of myth and reality. The (semi-mythological) seven kings of rome: romulus, numa pompilius, tulus hostilius, ancus marcius, lucius tarquinius priscus, servius tullius, lucius tarquinius superbus visual timeline to navigate the timeline, click and drag it with your mouse, or click on the timeline overview on the bottom.
The myth romulus and remus were twin brothers their mother, rhea silvia was the daughter of numitor, king of alba longa, an ancient city of latium. Actually, the romulus and remus myth originated sometime in the fourth century bc, and the exact date of rome's founding was set by the roman scholar marcus terentius varro in the first. Myth is the imaginative regarding the creation and when children from athens were fiction of the minds of the ancient destruction of the world, or birth of being sacrificed to a beast called a.
Romulus and his twin brother remus were the founders of rome in roman mythology their mother was rhea silvia, daughter of the king of alba longa, numitor, and their father was mars, the roman god of war and equivalent of the greek god ares. In the romulus and remus story, the founders of ancient rome, these twin brothers are sent down the tiber river in a basket by their mother princess rhea to escape persecution from king amulius, who had dethroned princess rhea's father, numitor. In roman mythology, romulus and remus were the twin sons of the god mars, and were the founders of the city of rome their mother, rhea silvia, was the only daughter of king numitor (pronounced noo-muh-tor) of alba longa. The mythological accounts of the founding of rome are: aeneas as founder of rome: the trojan prince aeneas is sometimes credited with the founding of rome as the culmination of his post-trojan war adventures, but the version of the roman foundation myth that is most familiar is that of romulus, the first king of rome.