- 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 romulus
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
May 14, 2013
Then there's Romulus and Remus, the twins, strapping young fellows.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Etruria furnished the people of Romulus with the science of divination.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
At Ravenna the young puppet-Emperor, Romulus, was also taken prisoner.Theodoric the Goth
And old Romulus will call me up on this very passage, I know.Robert Hardy's Seven Days
Charles Monroe Sheldon
Whoever actively believed that Romulus was suckled by a wolf?Letters of Edward FitzGerald
- 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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