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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How to use Romulus in a sentence
The boy said his name was John Romulus Brinkley, he was 17 years old, and he wanted to be a doctor.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor' | Penny Lane | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One hundred and twenty-nine years in the future, Spock failed to save Romulus.‘Star Trek’ for Dummies: Get Ready for ‘Into Darkness’ With Our Primer | Sujay Kumar | May 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The standard of Romulus was a bundle of hay tied to a pole, afterwards a human hand, and finally an eagle.Key-Notes of American Liberty | Various
Romulus, who survived his brother, afterwards became an eminent merchant in Philadelphia, where he died a few years ago.
At Ravenna the young puppet-Emperor, Romulus, was also taken prisoner.Theodoric the Goth | Thomas Hodgkin
And old Romulus will call me up on this very passage, I know.Robert Hardy's Seven Days | Charles Monroe Sheldon
All that need be said in this place is simply—that Rome is not Romulus.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
British Dictionary definitions for 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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