In this article, we will tell you about the adventure of Romulus and Remus.
According to Roman mythology, the origins of Rome are told through the tale of these twin brothers. According to Virgil and many other writers, they were the children of Mars and Rhea Silvia, and their exploits were integrally related to the founding of Rome.
They were born at Alba Longa and were considered a threat to King Amulius, so he had them abandoned on the banks of the Tiber to save himself. The neonates were left to perish, but Tiberius, the river’s mythological father, intervened and saved them. In a cave near Lupercal, a female wolf suckled them. Faustulus, a shepherd, later adopted them. They grew raised as farmers and shepherds, unaware of their true identities. But, no matter how far they’d traveled from their birth parents and home, their roots remained strong, and their natural leadership qualities enabled them to attract a large number of supporters.
As they got older, they became involved in a dispute between Amulius’ and Numitor’s supporters. Remus was imprisoned at Alba Longa, the city where he was born, due to this. As a result, the king and Remus’ grandfather suspected his true identity. On the other hand, Romulus was busy trying to find a means to release his brother. While all of this was happening, they discovered their true identities and joined forces with their grandfather to reclaim the throne. Finally, they triumphed, and Amulius was assassinated.
They were caught up in an argument about establishing the city when they returned to the seven hills. Remus preferred Aventine Hill, whereas Romulus preferred Palatine Hill. They approached the gods for help by utilizing clairvoyance, or the interpretation of omens, because they couldn’t agree. Romulus saw 12 fortunate birds and claimed victory over Remus, who only saw six. This sparked a new feud, and Remus was eventually slain. After that, Romulus went on to create the city of Rome.