70 – Legends of the Roman Kingdom

“Those who give a rather fabulous account of his life say that while he was haranguing his men in the camp, sudden darkness rushed down out of a clear sky and a violent storm burst, after which he was nowhere to be seen; and these writers believe that he was caught up into heaven by his father, Mars.” -Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Why legends? Because the first four kings of Rome have no historical corroborating evidence! I mean, they probably existed…seems like an awful lot of detail for supposedly fictional people…but we’ll most likely never know for sure. That won’t stop us from learning about them anyway!

Music Credits: Oreste Fiengo – Cornelia

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