The Legend of Ancient Rome

• You will know what a legend is.
• You will know the legend of Romulus and
Remus.
A legend is a story about a
person who did something,
often an heroic act or
deed. It is not based on
fact nor can it be s...
Roman children were told
the following legend
about how the city of
Rome started.
Romulus and Remus
Romulus and Remus
were twin brothers.
Their father was
Mars, the God of
War, their mother
was Rhea Silvi...
Numitor's brother,
Amulius, had taken the
throne for himself and had
stopped Rhea Silvia from
having any children who
migh...
So, when Rhea Silvia gave
birth to twins, Amulius was
very angry. He put them into
a basket and threw them into
the river ...
However, the boys
were rescued by a shewolf who fed the babies
with her own milk and
cared for them.
They grew up and were found
by the shepherd Faustulus,
who took them home and
looked after them until they
were grown up.
Romulus and Remus soon discovered
who they really were and decided to
kill Amulius and put their grandfather
back on the t...
They could not
reach an
agreement and
so each began
to build his
own city
enclosed with
walls.
One day, Remus visited Romulus and
made fun of his wall by jumping over it
and saying how easily it could be
breached. Rom...
The legend says
that Romulus
became the first
King of Rome in
753BC and
populated his
new city with
runaway slaves
and con...
What are
we going to
be doing?
Sort out the
cards into the
correct order so
that the story
makes sense.
Quiz!
Now we are going to see how
much we can remember about
the story of the Legend of
Ancient Rome by doing a quiz.
http...
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The legend of Rome

  1. 1. The Legend of Ancient Rome • You will know what a legend is. • You will know the legend of Romulus and Remus.
  2. 2. A legend is a story about a person who did something, often an heroic act or deed. It is not based on fact nor can it be said to be the truth.
  3. 3. Roman children were told the following legend about how the city of Rome started.
  4. 4. Romulus and Remus Romulus and Remus were twin brothers. Their father was Mars, the God of War, their mother was Rhea Silvia, daughter of the King, Numitor.
  5. 5. Numitor's brother, Amulius, had taken the throne for himself and had stopped Rhea Silvia from having any children who might try to take back the throne.
  6. 6. So, when Rhea Silvia gave birth to twins, Amulius was very angry. He put them into a basket and threw them into the river Tiber. He hoped that they would drown.
  7. 7. However, the boys were rescued by a shewolf who fed the babies with her own milk and cared for them.
  8. 8. They grew up and were found by the shepherd Faustulus, who took them home and looked after them until they were grown up.
  9. 9. Romulus and Remus soon discovered who they really were and decided to kill Amulius and put their grandfather back on the throne. After doing this they decided to build a city of their own but could not agree where to build it. Remus favoured the Aventine Hill but Romulus wanted to use the Palatine Hill.
  10. 10. They could not reach an agreement and so each began to build his own city enclosed with walls.
  11. 11. One day, Remus visited Romulus and made fun of his wall by jumping over it and saying how easily it could be breached. Romulus was so annoyed that he killed Remus and said the he would kill anyone who mocked his city or tried to break through the walls of Rome.
  12. 12. The legend says that Romulus became the first King of Rome in 753BC and populated his new city with runaway slaves and convicted criminals.
  13. 13. What are we going to be doing? Sort out the cards into the correct order so that the story makes sense.
  14. 14. Quiz! Now we are going to see how much we can remember about the story of the Legend of Ancient Rome by doing a quiz. http://www.historyonthenet.com/Lessons/Legendofrome/missingwords.htm

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