Find out: Who was the First King of Rome?


     Who was the First King of Rome? You who are here for sure have already wondered, after all, Rome was not always a republic or empire... In its foundation, Rome was a kingdom, know its history below.

Kingdom of Rome:

     Kingdom of Rome, also known as the Roman monarchy or royal period, is the expression used by convention to define the Roman monarchic state from its origin (April 21, 753 BC) to the fall of royalty in 509 BC The documentation of this period is precarious and even the names of the kings are uncertain, citing only the legendary kings, presented in the works of Virgil (Aeneid) and Titus Livy (Ab Urbe condita libri). Its origins are imprecise, although it seems clear that it was the first form of government in the city, a fact that archeology and linguistics seem to confirm.

According to Legend, Who Was The First King of Rome:

     After all, who was the first King of Rome? According to Roman tradition, Romulus was the first king of Rome, a city he founded with his brother Remus in 753 BC The first mention of Romulus occurs in one of the strands of the Aeneas myth.

Romulus and Remus:

     Romulus and Remus were twin sons of Reia Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa who had been overthrown by his brother Amulius. To guarantee the throne, Amulius murders Numitor's male descendants and forces his niece Reia Silvia to become Vestal (virgin priestess, consecrated to the goddess Vesta), however, this pregnancy with the god Mars and this union gave rise to the brothers Romulus and Remo (born in March 771 BC)

     As punishment, Amulius imprisons Rhea in a dungeon and orders her children to be thrown into the Tiber River. Like a miracle, the basket where the children were ended up getting stuck on one of the banks of the river at the foot of the Palatine and Capitoline mountains, in a region known as the Germalo, where they are found by a wolf who nursed them; next to the children was a woodpecker, a sacred bird for the Latins and for the god Mars (Ares in Greek Mythology), who protects them.

     Some time later, a sheepherder named Fáustulo finds the boys near the foot of the Ruminal Fig Tree (Ficus Ruminalis), at the entrance of a cave called Lupercal. He collects them and takes them to his house where they are raised by his wife Aca Larência.

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The Seven Kings:

  • • 534-509 BC Tarquinio the Superb
  • • 578-535 BC Serbia Tulio
  • • 616-579 BC Tarquino Priscus
  • • 640-616 BC Anco Marcio
  • • 673-642 BC Tulio Hostílio
  • • 717-673 BC in a Pompilio
  • • 753-717 BC Romulus

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