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  • 1. The Legend of Ancient Rome • You will know what a legend is. • You will know the legend of Romulus and Remus.
  • 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. Roman children were told the following legend about how the city of Rome started.
  • 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. 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. 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. However, the boys were rescued by a shewolf who fed the babies with her own milk and cared for them.
  • 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. 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. They could not reach an agreement and so each began to build his own city enclosed with walls.
  • 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. 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. What are we going to be doing? Sort out the cards into the correct order so that the story makes sense.
  • 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