the legend goes, in the year 753 b.c. a basket carrying two little babies
was abandoned at the mercy of the river Tiber. The currents dragged the
basket to an inlet where the twins would have surely been dead if help
had not arrived; a wolf. The adventure of Romolo and Remo had begun.
Once they grew up, the two founded a town. They made boundaries around
the land and swore that they would kill anyone who tried to cross them.
So it was. The first victim was Remo, murdered because he had crossed
it. Romolo was the first king of Rome. And six others kings followed,
before the advent of the Republic in the year 509 b.c. due to a turmoil
against the then king Tarquinio the Proud.
The Ancient Roman version was slightly different. It states that Romolo
and Remo were descendants of Enea of Troia and sons of Rea Silvia, a priestess,
who conceived them with Mars the God of war. The king, discovering the
sacrilege, imprisoned her and abandoned the two twins on the river Tiber,
leaving the Gods to decide their fate. Believing that their city had been
found from noble blood and with the aid of the divinity, it made the ancient
Romans more confident in their strength.
On the contrary, some historical sources support that the 'Lupa' (female
wolf), was simply an old woman who was called a wolf by the people who
lived in a village by the river. The two boys grew up as savages without
a culture. They formed a band that plundered and pillaged the surrounding
villages. The two brothers never envisioned how powerful their city would