Many historical events and persons of the ancient past are often shrouded in legend, and they make great stories. Whatever the origins of Rome, it became one of the most powerful states that ever existed under the sun.
The legend prevails that Rome ascended with the fall of Troy. Aeneas, the famed Trojan, escaped the destruction of Troy and made his way to Italy where he married a princess. They bore two sons, Romulus and Remus; the boys were left to die by the Tiber river. A she-wolf saved them.
They decided to consecrate a city by the river where the miraculous she-wolf saved them. They fought over the name of the city and Romulus son and thus began the powerful city-state of Rome.