Their uncle Amulius, fearing that they might deprive him of his throne, had them exposed in the swollen Tiber in a cradle.
But Amulius drave out his brother, and reigned in his stead.
With the help of their faithful comrades they slew Amulius, and placed Numitor on the throne.
Amulius deemed it best that some preventive measure should be taken.
When Amulius heard of the birth of these twins his wrath was kindled.
The last of these, named Procas, left two sons, Numitor and Amulius.
Quirinus was miraculously preserved in infancy, when threatened with destruction by the tyrant ruler Amulius.
But Amulius drove out his brother, and reigned in his stead.
Amulius offered his brother the choice between the sovereign power and the royal treasure, including the gold brought from Troy.
And Romulus and Remus, when they knew of the evil deeds of their great-uncle Amulius, determined to take vengeance on him.