Rom/Rem twins, Mars. Abandon Tiber Riv basket. nearby Alba Longa She-wolf Lupa, suckled them, woodpecker fed, found by shep. Twins lived to def king Set out build own city. Bros argued location, Rom built walls Palatine Hil- Remus mocked, Rom killed. Found Rome 753, Roma 1st King. City grew - asylum, fugitives exiles. Rom myst disap storm- became God Quirinus- God of Rom State. A line of Sabine, Latin and Etruscan (earlier Italian civs) kings followed in a non-hereditary succession.