Numitor, King of Alba, had been ousted by his brutal brother, Amulius. Amulius made sure Numitor would have no heirs by forcing Numitor's only child, his daughter, Rhea Silvia, to spend her days as a vestal virgin, serving in the temple of Venus, goddess of the hearth.
Nevertheless, Rhea subsequently gave birth to twin boys, Romulus and Remus. Their father was not a man, but Mars, god of war. When Amulius found out what had
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the Bronze Age, but appears in history in the 8th century BC. The Romulus legend seems to have originated in the 4th century BC.
According to the story, after a battle with his twin brother Remus, Romulus became the first king of the new land before being spirited away to Mount Olympus. He was supposedly followed by Numa Pompilius, a wise ruler who is said to have contributed to the development of the modern calendar.