Antique Rome map
Vintage map Rome. Antique Rome map (Lazio - Italy) to print. Antique Rome map (Lazio - Italy) to download. As legend has it, antique Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. Left to drown in a basket on the Tiber by a king of nearby Alba Longa and rescued by a she-wolf, the twins lived to defeat that king and found their own city on the river banks in 753 B.C (see antique Rome map). After killing his brother, Romulus became the first king of antique Rome, which is named for him. A line of Sabine, Latin and Etruscan (earlier Italian civilizations) kings followed in a non-hereditary succession.
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The twins then founded their own city, but Romulus killed Remus in a quarrel over the location of the Roman Kingdom (see antique Rome map), though some sources state the quarrel was about who was going to rule or give his name to antique Rome. Romulus became the source of the city name. In order to attract people to the city, antique Rome became a sanctuary for the indigent, exiled, and unwanted. This caused a problem for Rome, which had a large workforce but was bereft of women.