Twin half-mortal boys are placed in a basket and abandoned in a river. A she-wolf rescues and nurtures them until they are recovered by a shepherd, who brings the two boys up as his own. Twenty years later in 733 BC, Romulus and Remus now lead a band of theives against the two tyranical kings of the Sabines. When they meet their mother just before she dies, she tells them that they are destined to be the founders of a great city, called Rome.
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Mother. Speak to us mother.
We've destroyed the city but we'll come back and build a bigger and better one.
[as she lays dying
No. Not here. This city has been destroyed through fire. For it is written you will found an immortal city on the other side of the great marsh beyond the mountain of fire in the valley of the seven hills
Referenced in Buying the Cow