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Amulius

by Micha F. Lindemans
The brother of King Numitor of Alba Longa. He dethroned his brother and killed his sons. To prevent that Numitor's only daughter, Rhea Silvia, would provide offspring that may be a threat to the throne, he forced the girl to became a Vestal virgin. When the girl became pregnant and gave birth to the twins Romulus and Remus, Amulius had the twins thrown into the Tiber and locked their mother in a dungeon. The twins later killed Amulius and restored their grandfather to the throne.

Livius I, 3-5.


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