Who were Romulus and Remus?


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The legend of Romulus and Remus is about two brothers raised by a wolf. (There is a famous statue depicting this). The brothers were descended from the last prince of Troy (see the Aeneid, and the ancient Greeks and the Trojan wars). Their father was Mars, the Roman war god. Mars was the son of Jupiter who was king of all the gods. The two brothers founded the city of Rome. They had a fight over which brother would become king. Romulus killed Remus. Romulus became the first king of Rome. The Legend of Romulus and Remus