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Livy

He is a Roman historian who recorded the history of Rome from its founding down to his own time, the first century B.C.E.

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Latinus

He was a native king who ruled over Lavinium. His daughter Lavinia married Aeneas. He died in a war against Troy and the Italians.

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Lavinia

Was Latinus daughter who married Aeneas. She has a city named after her Lavinium.

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Lavinium

Aeneas settled the Trojans down in anew town he named Lavinium in honor of his new wife.

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Turnus

was an Italian king. He stirred the native people to make war against Aeneas.

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Ascanius (Ilius)

Son of Aeneas and Creosa. He established a new city Alba Longa after his father's death.

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Alba Longa

Was established by Ascanius, along the ridge of Mount Albanus. The Silvian dynasty ruled Alba Longa for perhaps 300 years.

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Silvius

He was the son of Ascanius. His name means born in the woods. He began the Silvian dynasty which ruled Alba Longa for perhaps 300 years.

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Amulius

He was an Alban prince. He seized the throne from his older brother Numitor. He then murdered his nephews and appointed his niece Rhea Silva, so that she could bear no future rival heirs to the throne. He was assasinated by Numitor.

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Numitor

He had his throne taken way by his younger brother Amulius. His grandsons were Romulus and Remus.

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Rhea Silva

She was Amulius niece. She was the priestess of vesta and the mother of Romulus and Remus. She had the twins with the god Mars.

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Romulus

was Rhea Silva's son and his father was the god mars. They helped their grandfather Numitor assassinate Amulius. He was killed by his brother Remus.

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Remus

Was Rhea Silva's son and his father was the god mars. They helped their grandfather Numitor assassinate Amulius. He killed his brother Romulus.

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Faustulus

Was the kings shepherd, he discovered the wolf licking the twins, and took them home to his wife.

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The date of the founding of Rome

Romulus founded Rome on the Palatine Hill.