Romolo and Remo were descendents of Aeneas, Virgilio’s Aeneid’ hero. Their mother was Rea Silvia, Numitore’s daughter. Numitore was the king of Alba Longa. Rea Silva was obliged to become a vestal by her uncle Amulio.who did not want her to have children. But Rea Silvia was so beautiful that even the God Mars fell in love with her. He had her, and she gave birth to Romolo and Remo. Amulio ordered the twins to be drowned in the river Tiber, but the servant appointed to do it lacked the courage and he left them in a basket on the river bank. The basket was carried by the river. A she wolf who had just lost her puppies found the twins and breastfed them. Once they got older, Romolo and Remo discovered their origins and decided to revenge Alba Longa’s throne.
They killed Amulio and gave the throne to their grandfather, Numitore. As they didn’t want to share the power, they asked to found a new city, in the area where they had grown up, near the Palatino hill, helped by many servants. The twins quarreled over who was born first and should be the king of the new city. After a terrible argument, Romolo killed Remo and he became the first king of Rome.