Romulus: A Hero's Greatest Hero

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Within the The Norton Book of Classical Literature, there are numerous heroes who have accomplished many great tasks of whom deserves to be honored. However, of them all, the greatest hero must possess true Roman virtues and values, including valor, courage, manliness and worth. This hero must show that he possesses the ability to do what is necessary in order to achieve his goals. Therefore, only one hero qualifies to be the most honorable, Romulus, the founder of Rome. Before receiving kingship of Rome, Romulus helped to restore Numitor’s authority after unjustly getting his kingship taken away from him, thus exemplifying Romulus’ possession of the two most important Roman virtues, courage, and manliness (Livius, 704). Moreover, Romulus displays

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