The twin brother of Remus and the son of Rhea Silvia and Mars.  Besides being the son of a god, he is a descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas.  He and his brother were exposed, but saved by a shepherd.  After killing his brother Remus, he eventually founded his own city, Rome, and became its first king.  He ruled for 37 years (753-715 BC).

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  1. Livy Ab Urbe Condita.