Pronunciation: (rom'yu-lus), [key]
n. Rom. Legend.
1. the founder of Rome, in 753b.c.,and its first king: a son of Mars and Rhea Silvia, he and his twin brother (Remus) were abandoned as babies, suckled by a she-wolf, and brought up by a shepherd; Remus was finally killed for mocking the fortifications of Rome, which Romulus had just founded.
2. a town in S Michigan. 24,857.

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