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He graduated from Bowdoin College in ; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in , , and ; was tutor in , and from to was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in ; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. The legend as a whole encapsulates Rome's ideas of itself, its origins and moral values. For modern scholarship, it remains one of the most complex and problematic of all foundation myths, particularly Remus's death. Ancient historians had no doubt that Romulus gave his name to the city.

Most modern historians believe his name a back-formation from the name Rome; the basis for Remus's name and role remain subjects of ancient and modern speculation. The myth was fully developed into something like an "official", chronological version in the Late Republican and early Imperial era; Roman historians dated the city's foundation to between and BC, and Plutarch reckoned the twins' birth year as c.

An earlier tradition that gave Romulus a distant ancestor in the semi-divine Trojan prince Aeneas was further embellished, and Romulus was made the direct ancestor of Rome's first Imperial dynasty. Possible historical bases for the broad mythological narrative remain unclear and disputed. Alexander the Great.

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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. Item description indicates this version "may not" include all the images from the original. I find this misleading to say the least. The content of the text is good though difficult to read- it's as if someone typed it on their grandfather's old ribbon-ink typewriter that needed a new ribbon.

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A very intelligent look into ancient history based on fact and fable, but quite enlightening. A very good story giving an insight into how Rome was built and extened.