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Le origini di Roma, una delle città più visitate al mondo, sono molto affascinanti e affondano le radici in miti e leggende. Si racconta infatti che a fondare la città sia stato Enea, eroe troiano fuggito dalla propria città assediata dai greci, come racconta l’Iliade di Omero.

Dopo varie generazioni, la leggenda narra che il dio Marte si sia innamorato di una discendente di Enea, e che da questa unione siano nati due gemelli: Romolo e Remo. I due vengono allevati da una lupa, e poi combattono per decidere a chi spetta il diritto di governare Roma.

Quest’ultima parte del mito è ancora molto presente nella cultura romana, infatti girando per la città si possono vedere immagini e sculture che ritraggono una lupa che allatta due bambini, proprio in ricordo delle origini mitologiche della città.

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The origins of Rome

The origins of the city of Rome, one of the most visited cities in the world, are fascinating and have their roots in myth and legend. It is said that the city was founded by Aeneas, a Trojan hero who, according to Homer’s Iliad, fled from his city when it was besieged by the Greeks.

After several generations, legend has it that the god Mars fell in love with a descendant of Aeneas, and that two twins were born from this union: Romulus and Remus. The two were raised by a she-wolf, and then fought to decide who had the right to rule Rome.

This last part of the myth is still very present in Roman culture. Walking around the city, one can see images and sculptures depicting a she-wolf, nursing two children, in memory of the mythological origins of the city.

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