From the New York Times: More Clues in the Legend (or Is It Fact?) of Romulus.
The story of Romulus and Remus is almost as old as Rome. The orphan
twins were suckled by a she-wolf in a cave on the banks of the Tiber.
Romulus grew up to found Rome in 753 B. C.
Historians have long since dismissed the story as a charming legend.
The 19th-century historian Theodor Mommsen said: "The founding of the
city in the strict sense, such as the legend assumes, is of course to
be reckoned out of the question: Rome was not built in a day."
Yet the legend is as imperishable as Mommsen’s skeptical verdict, and
it has been invigorated by recent archaeological finds. [continue]
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