Antiquitatum Romanarum, Libri Quatuor

Creator

Date

1713

Identifier

Shoults Lb 1713 K

Publisher

[Leiden]: Pierre Vander Aa

Abstract

The ‘Eternal City’ of Rome was established on the banks of the river Tiber in the 8th century BC. At the height of the Roman Empire (2nd century AD) over a million people lived there. Legend has it that the mythical founders of Rome, twins Romulus and Remus, were abandoned at birth and found and suckled by a she-wolf after which a shepherd and his wife adopted the pair. In adulthood, while trying to found a new city, the twins argued and Romulus killed his brother Remus. Romulus went on to found Rome, supposedly in 753 BC; he named it after himself and the rest, as they say, is history.

Files

Cabinet 17 Rom and Remus.jpg

Citation

[Henry Kipping], “Antiquitatum Romanarum, Libri Quatuor,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 15, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8625.