The Wife and Children of Romulus

  title={The Wife and Children of Romulus},
  author={T. P. Wiseman},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  pages={445 - 452}
  • T. Wiseman
  • Published 1 December 1983
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
Some say that only 30 were seized, and that the Curiae were named after them, but Valerius Antias [fr. 3P] says there were 527, Juba [FGrH275F23] that there were 683. They were virgins, which was Romulus' main justification: no married women were taken – except one, Hersilia, by mistake - since it was not in wanton violence or injustice that they resorted to rape, but with the intention of bringing the two peoples together and uniting them with the strongest ties. As for Hersilia, some say she… 

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    18 above): yevovs 8' OVK a<f>avovs ev ZafHvois

      Hal. 2. 45. 6; Cn. Gellius fr. 15P (cf. n. 19 above): husband not named