- the founder of Rome, in 753 b.c., and its first king: a son of Mars and Rhea Silvia, he and his twin brother (Remus) were abandoned as babies, suckled by a she-wolf, and brought up by a shepherd; Remus was finally killed for mocking the fortifications of Rome, which Romulus had just founded.
- a town in S Michigan.
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Examples from the Web for remus
Then there's Romulus and Remus, the twins, strapping young fellows.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
So Remus listened to Romulus and began to be less contrite in his home-letters.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
To Numitor, therefore, did the King deliver Remus, that he might put him to death.Stories From Livy
Here Uncle Remus paused to laugh in anticipation of what was to follow.
Uncle Remus looked at the grinning old African in astonishment.
- Roman myth the brother of Romulus
- Roman myth the founder of Rome, suckled with his twin brother Remus by a she-wolf after they were abandoned in infancy. Their parents were Rhea Silvia and Mars. Romulus later killed Remus in an argument over the new city
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