What is the legend behind the founding of the city of Rome?

          The Ancient Romans considered Romulus and Remus, the twins as the founders of the city. As babies they were abandoned on the banks of the River Tiber. But they were rescued by a she-wolf, who suckled them and they survived.

          Later, they were found by a shepherd who raised them. They grew up to very strong and clever warriors, and decided to build a city on the spot where they were abandoned by their mother.

          Thus, the twins founded the city. But in an argument over as to who would rule the city, Romulus killed Remus and named the city after himself, and named Rome. According to legend, he was the first king of Rome, which was founded in 753 BC.

          From a small group of villages, Rome grew to become the capital of one of the most powerful empires.