Stories From The History Of Rome (Serapis Classics) (eBook)
de Emily Beesly
Sobre o livro
THERE once reigned in a town called Alba in Italy a king whose name was Numitor. He had a brother called Amulius, who was a proud and wicked man, and could not bear that his elder brother should be king over him. So Amulius plotted against his brother. He got together a number of men who were as bad and cruel as himself, and they attacked Numitor and drove him from his throne, and made Amulius king in his stead. They took the sons of Numitor, and his daughter Rhea Silvia, and killed them. Then Amulius seized the two little sons of Rhea Silvia, who were still only babies; he gave them to his soldiers, and told them to throw the poor little boys into the River Tiber."Then," thought he, "they will be drowned. There will be none of my brother's children left to trouble me, and I shall be king all my life."The soldiers took the two babies in their cradle, lying side by side fast asleep, and carried them to the river...