Romulus and remus were twin brothers their mother, rhea silvia was the daughter of numitor, king of alba longa, an ancient city of latium before the twins are conceived, rhea silvia’s uncle amulius takes power, kills numitor’s male heirs and forces rhea silvia to become a vestal virgin. There was no legendary trojan founder of rome the legendary founder of rome was romulus, who was said to be from alba longa, a city in latium (land of the latins), not far from rome romulus and his twin brother, remus, were said to be the sons of rhea silvia, the daughter of numitor ,the deposed king of alba longa. Chapter 13 the kings of rome and alba § 2 the king as jupiter frazer, sir james george 1922 the golden bough. He became king of alba longa amulius numitor's jealous brother who forces numitor to leave town and takes over as king he also kills his nephews and told his niece to never. Numitor was king of alba longa his brother amulius drove him out and seized the kingdom the daughter of his brother, rea silvia, had he chosen as a his brother amulius drove him out and seized the kingdom. The story of their birth could be considered that of legend the mother of the twins was rhea silvia, daughter of numitor, king of alba longa before the conception of the twins, numitor’s brother amulius seized power, killed numitor’s male heirs and forced rhea silvia to become a vestal virgin, sworn to chastity.
The god of war, and the priestess daughter of another god-king, numitor mars, god of war numitor was ruler of the city of alba longa. Romulus remus translation founded a city beneath mount alban for many years kings ruled this city which was called alba longa then a king ruled, numitor. Numitor was a king of alba longa, an ancient city of latium in central italy, and father to rhea silvia before romulus' and remus' conception, numitor's reign was usurped by nimitor's younger brother, amulius amulius inherited control over alba longa's treasury with which he was able to dethrone numitor and become king. Numitor topic in roman mythology , king numitor of alba longa , was the son of procas , descendant of aeneas the trojan , and father of rhea silvia and lausus in 794 bc procas died and was meant to be succeeded by numitor. Our class site for ancient rome romulus and remus and the founding of rome characters: numitor: king of alba longa, grandfather of romulus and remus amulius: brother of numitor rhea silvia: numitor’s daughter, a vestal virgin mars: god of war romulus: rhea and mars’ son, twin to remus, grandson of numitor remus: rhea and mars’ son, twin to romulus, grandson of numitor.
Romulus and remus were born in alba longa, one of the ancient latin cities near the future site of rome their mother, rhea silvia was a vestal virgin and the daughter of the former king, numitor, who had been displaced by his brother amulius. Romulus and remus story questions how did this great roman empire begin the ancient romans had a story, or legend that explains how their city rome was built and. How can the answer be improved. Rome - it is probably the most famous foundation story in the ancient world even so, outside the names romulus and remus, most of the rest of the myth tends to get lost in obscurity the twin brothers were the sons of rhea silvia, who was the daughter of king numitor of alba longa (about 12 miles (19km) se of rome.
Beginning the unit the legend of romulus and remus long ago in northern italy there lived a great king named numitor, who ruled the city of alba longa. The story begins with the deposition of numitor (their grandfather and king of the ancient italian city of alba longa), by his brother amulius numitor's daughter, rhea silvia, was made a vestal virgin by amulius - which meant that she was made a priestess of the goddess vesta and therefore forbidden to marry however, the god mars came to her in.
The story begins with the deposition of numitor (their grandfather and king of the ancient italian city of alba longa), by his brother amulius numitor's daughter. What is the story of the roman story of numitor,amulius,mars,rhea silvia,and romulus and remus numitor was king of alba longa (a city.
Note for teachers: this is the story of how rome was founded and a popular roman mythyou could tell this story to your pupils long, long ago the kingdom of alba longa was ruled by the wicked king, amulius amulius fought his brother, numitor, and sent him into exile from his family. Romulus and remus a long time ago, there was a small country called alba longa numitor was the king of this small country king numitor of alba longa was overthrown by his younger brother amulius. In their home city of alba longa and the events that led to their attempted murders the second section describes the progression of the children from their early. Jointly received the throne of alba longa upon their father's death numitor received the sovereign powers as his birthright, while amulius received the royal. Romulus and remus: origin story cortezgold (43) in rome • 9 months ago the birth & parentage of romulus & remus romulus and remus were the direct descendants of.
The founding brothers of rome, their life is largely recalled in part myth, part legend the story was originally told to me as a children’s story and began something like this: a long time ago, there lived a good king numitor king of alba longa, numitor had a jealous brother named amulius who one day. One of the strangest stories of twins in the ancient world is the tale of romulus and remus, and the foundation of rome in the story, numitor, king of alba longa, has a daughter, rhea silvia. Numitor was ruler of the city of alba longa, about 20 miles south of present-day rome the alban hills, outside rome their mother, rhea silvia, had been forced to become a vestal virgin by her uncle, amulius (numitor’s brother, who overthrew numitor), because amulius had been warned that rhea silvia would produce sons who. Romulus gathered a group of shepherds and went to alba longa to liberate remus he met numitor, his grandfather who had been the king of the city. The kingdom of alba longa was ruled by the wicked king, amulius one day mars, the god of war, saw rhea silvia and fell in love with her some time later she gave. The mother of the twins romulus and remus was said to have been a vestal virgin named rhea silvia, the daughter of (the rightful king) numitor and niece of the usurper and ruling king, amulius of alba longa, in latium.