Roman Kings

Roman Kings

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It is suprising how few people know that during its archaic period Rome was ruled by kings. The first of these was the founder of Rome (Rome’s founding was reputedly in April 753BC), Romulus who after dying ascended into heaven (as an eagle) and became the god Quirinus. Emperor Augustus built the Pantheon over the very spot of the king’s apotheosis almost 800 years later, and that was only the beginning of the Roman Empire!

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