Episode 3 – Roman M Seeking F
Romulus takes care of setting up an army and a Senate. Also, he makes sure of getting wives for his new Roman citizens.
Hello, this is Abel, speaking from Beijing, China.
Welcome to the Tale of Rome, Episode 3 — Roman M Seeking F.
Last week we saw how, after many generations, Rome was established at the edge of the river Tiber, and we also saw how Romulus, Numitor’s grandson—and son of Rhea Silvia and god Mars, became the first King of Rome.
I think if for a common man there is nothing as sweet as having a home of his own, for a man the size of Romulus, there couldn’t have been anything sweeter than having a city of his own.
The only tiny problem for the moment was that his city was still not able to defend itself, and it also couldn’t grow.
So, we are going to see how Romulus addressed these two issues of high priority.
After Romulus founded his city, it became pretty obvious that it would be necessary to attract people to the city.
Rome needed new inhabitants.
To that end, Romulus opened the gates of his city, but what happened next was that the first immigrants to the new city were, to put it in nice words, characters of a colorful past.
OK, let’s be more honest here! The first arrivals were people on the run from other places.
Fallen or escaped gladiators, crooks and beggars, fugitive slaves and prisoners of war, people who owed too much money and people who used to collect too much money from others, pimps and smugglers, pickpockets and murderers, and a whole lot more.
You name it, Rome had it!
Anyone who offended any of men’s laws or any of god’s laws, moved to Rome to have a fresh start.