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Romulus and Remus: The True Story Rome traces its heritage to a pair of twins: Romulus and Remus.

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2 Romulus and Remus: The True Story

3 Rome traces its heritage to a pair of twins: Romulus and Remus.

4 According to legend, their grandfather Numitor ruled the area.

5 His brother Amulius, however, deposed him as king and ran him out of town.

6 In order to prevent a rightful heir to the throne, he forced Numitors daughter, Rhea Silva, to become a Vestal Virgin.

7 Although she was a Vestal Virgin (a priestess), she allegedly had an encounter with Mars, the god of war.

8 Because their mother, Rhea Silva, had broken her vow of chastity, she was executed after giving birth to the twins.

9 The two boys were then left by the river in a basket where a wolf nursed them.

10 Eventually, a shepherd found the two boys and raised them as his sons.

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