Roman Heroes and Heroines
in Roman mythology, she was the wife of Faustulus who helped to care for the abandoned brothers Romulus and Remus
hero of both the Iliad
and Virgil's eponymous Aeneid
; son of Venus and Anchises
the son of Aeneas; he is credited with founding the city of Alba Longa in Italy
a native of Italy, she fought in the war against the Trojan Aeneas
this Roman girl was held hostage by the Etruscans; she escaped, and her bravery so impressed her captors that they began friendly relations with Rome
Carthaginian Queen who was involved in an ill-fated affair with Aeneas in Virgil's Aeneid
shepherd who found and raised (with his wife Acca Larentia) the twins Romulus and Remus
the Romans borrowed this hero from the Greeks (Herakles
), and Latinized his name into the familiar Hercules
this heroine was the wife of Romulus, and she was also taken prisoner during the notorious abduction of the Sabine women
a trio of brothers who engaged in a famous and legendary duel on behalf of Rome
king ruling in Italy (Latium) until the coming of Aeneas; Virgil makes him the son of the god Faunus and the nymph Marcia
daughter of Latinus and Amata; she appears in Virgil's Aeneid
More Roman Heroes
(Mezentius - Turnus)
Who's Who in Classical Mythology
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