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date: 24 January 2020

Romulus and Remus, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

mythical founders of Rome. Their legend, though probably as old as the late 4th cent. bc in one form or another, cannot be very old or contain any popular element, unless it be the almost universal one of the exposed children who rise to a great position. ‘Romulus’ means simply ‘Roman’.... ...

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