The son of Mars and eponymous founder of Rome who, with his twin brother, Remus, was reared and suckled by a wolf.
(rom. myth., person, proper) A son of Mars and founder and first king of Rome, deified as Quirinus: he and his twin brother, Remus, left as infants to die in the Tiber, are suckled by a she-wolf.
Romulus Sentence Examples
476, when Romulus Augustulus was deposed by Odoacer.
A 12th-century version of the first three books of Romulus in elegiac verse enjoyed a wide popularity, even into the Renaissance.
One of the greater flamens was attached to the service of Quirinus, a second college of Salii founded in his honour, and a festival "Quirinalia" celebrated on the 17th of February, the day of the supposed translation of Romulus to heaven.
Cain's subsequent founding of a city finds a parallel in the legend of the origin of Rome through the swarms of outlaws and broken men of all kinds whom Romulus attracted thither.