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n. Roman Mythology
The twin brother of Romulus.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Roman myth the brother of Romulus


(ˈrɒm yə ləs)

the legendary founder of Rome and its first king: a son of Mars, he and his twin brother (Remus) were abandoned as infants and suckled by a wolf.
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[ˈriːməs] nRemo
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760), and on the other, the birth of Romulus and Remus from another sacerdos, Rhea Silvia: regina sacerdos / Marte gravis geminam partu dabit Ilia prolem (Aen.
Weird World of Wonders tracks the rise and fall of Rome - from its legendary founding by twins Romulus and Remus to its faltering last days in the fifth century AD - taking in along the way the various wars with the Carthaginians and the Gauls, its invasions and occupations, its culture and less cultural aspects, such as slavery and sacrifice.
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