Romulus (753-717 BC)
Legendary founder and first king of Rome (Roma Quadrata) on the Palatine hill. He was the twin brother of Remus, son of Rhea Silvia (daughter of the deposed Alban king Numitor and niece to her uncle, Amulius, who overthrew him) and a father of unknown origin (Rhea claimed it was the god Mars). Raised by a shepherd, Romulus and his brother Remus were actually brigands. Plutarch thinks Romulus and his brother were descendants of Aeneas.