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Remus : a Roman myth

Author: T P Wiseman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Romulus founded Rome - but why does the myth give him a twin brother Remus, who is killed at the moment of the foundation? This mysterious legend has been oddly neglected. Roman historians ignore it as irrelevant to real history; students of myth concentrate on the more glamorous mythology of Greece, and treat Roman stories as of little interest. In this book, Professor Wiseman provides, for the first time, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Remus, (Twin of Romulus King of Rome); King of Rome) Remus (Twin of Romulus; Remus, (Jumeau de Romulus roi de Rome); Remus, (Twin of Romulus King of Rome); Remus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T P Wiseman
ISBN: 0521419816 9780521419819 0521483662 9780521483667
OCLC Number: 31607030
Description: xv, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: A too familiar story --
Multiform and manifold --
When and where --
What the Greeks said --
Italian evidence --
The Lupercalia --
The arguments --
The life and death of Remus --
The uses of a myth --
The other Rome --
Appendix. Versions of the foundation of Rome.
Responsibility: T.P. Wiseman.
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The first-ever historical analysis of the origins and development of the legend of Remus and Romulus and the foundation of Rome.  Read more...

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