According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded on the banks of the Tiber River in 753 b.c.e. by Romulus, one of the twin sons of Mars, the Roman god of war. At the time of its founding, Rome’s proud future still lay far in the distance. A dynasty of foreign kings from neighboring Etruria eventually settled at Rome and dominated the institutions of the city. Although this early history is uncertain, Rome’s levy seems to have relied on the wealthy, because they could afford their own... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 7p.