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The Last Man, Edited by Steven E. Jones

("the wolf-bred founder of old Rome")

from Lempriere's Classical Dictionary: "Romulus"


Romulus . . . born at the same birth as Remus. These two children were thrown into the Tiber by order of Amulius who usurped the crown of his brother Numitor, but they were preserved, and according to Florus the river stopped its course, and a she wolf came and fed them with her milk till they were found by Faustulus, one of the king's shepherds, who educated them as his own children. When they knew their real origin, the twins, called Romulus and Remus, put Amulius to death and restored the crown to their grandfather Numitor. . . .

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