The bronze sculpture of the Capitoline wolf and twins is one of the most famous symbols of early Rome.
THE FOUNDING LEGENDS: ROMULUS & REMUS
The legend of Romulus and Remus tells how an ancient local king, Numitor of Alba Longa, was ejected by his younger brother, Amulius. To secure his position, Amulius murdered Numitor’s sons and forced Numitor’s daughter, Rhea Silvia, to become a vestal virgin, thus, he thought, preventing her from having any children, at least for the moment. Rhea Silvia, however, caught the eye of the god Mars, who had his way with her while she slept. The outcome was the birth of twin sons, Romulus and Remus.
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Romulus and Remus
The Story of Romulus and Remus video:
History Channel: Founding of Rome (text)