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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Romulus Augustulus</span> Roman emperor (r. 475–476)

Romulus Augustus, nicknamed Augustulus, was Roman emperor of the West from 31 October 475 until 4 September 476. Romulus was placed on the imperial throne by his father, the magister militum Orestes, and, at that time, still a minor, was little more than a figurehead for his father. After Romulus ruled for just ten months, the barbarian general Odoacer defeated and killed Orestes and deposed Romulus. As Odoacer did not proclaim any successor, Romulus is typically regarded as the last Western Roman emperor, his deposition marking the end of the Western Roman Empire as a political entity, despite the fact that Julius Nepos would continue to be recognised as the western emperor by the east. The deposition of Romulus Augustulus is also sometimes used by historians to mark the transition from antiquity to the medieval period.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Roman Kingdom</span> Period of Roman history when the city and its territory were ruled by kings (c. 753–c. 509 BC)

The Roman Kingdom was the earliest period of Roman history when the city and its territory were ruled by kings. According to oral accounts, the Roman Kingdom began with the city's founding c. 753 BC, with settlements around the Palatine Hill along the river Tiber in central Italy, and ended with the overthrow of the kings and the establishment of the Republic c. 509 BC.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sabines</span> Ancient Italic people

The Sabines were an Italic people who lived in the central Apennine Mountains of the ancient Italian Peninsula, also inhabiting Latium north of the Anio before the founding of Rome.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dionysius of Halicarnassus</span> Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric (c.60 BC – after 7 BC)

Dionysius of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric, who flourished during the reign of Emperor Augustus. His literary style was atticistic – imitating Classical Attic Greek in its prime.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">The Rape of the Sabine Women</span> Incident in Roman mythology

The Rape of the Sabine Women, also known as the Abduction of the Sabine Women or the Kidnapping of the Sabine Women, was an incident in Roman mythology in which the men of Rome committed a mass abduction of young women from the other cities in the region. It has been a frequent subject of painters and sculptors, particularly during the Renaissance and post-Renaissance eras.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Romulus</span> King of Rome from 753 to 716 BC

Romulus was the legendary founder and first king of Rome. Various traditions attribute the establishment of many of Rome's oldest legal, political, religious, and social institutions to Romulus and his contemporaries. Although many of these traditions incorporate elements of folklore, and it is not clear to what extent a historical figure underlies the mythical Romulus, the events and institutions ascribed to him were central to the myths surrounding Rome's origins and cultural traditions.

Raptio is a Latin term for the large-scale abduction of women, i.e. kidnapping for marriage, concubinage or sexual slavery. The equivalent German term is Frauenraub.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Carlo Campanini</span> Italian actor

Carlo Campanini, was an Italian actor, singer and comedian. He appeared in more than 120 films between 1939 and 1969.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Aldo Silvani</span> Italian actor

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Marino Masé</span> Italian actor (1939–2022)

Marino Masè was an Italian actor who appeared in more than 70 films.

<i>Duel of the Titans</i> 1961 film

Duel of the Titans is a 1961 Italian / French film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, and Virna Lisi. The film is about twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city, known as Rome. This is based on the legend of Romulus and Remus.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Giorgia Moll</span> Italian actress

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Luisa Mattioli</span> Italian actress (1936–2021)

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<i>Romulus and the Sabines</i> (1961 film) 1961 Italian film

Il ratto delle sabine is an Italian adventure comedy film from 1961, directed by Richard Pottier, written by Edoardo Anton, starring Roger Moore and Jean Marais. The scenario was based on a novel of André Castelot. The film was also known under the title "L'Enlèvement des Sabines" (France), "Il ratto delle sabine" (Italy), "Les femmes de Sabine", "Der Raub der Sabinerinnen ", "El rapto de las sabinas" (Spain), "Romulus and the Sabines" (USA), "O Rapto das Sabinas" (Portugal).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mario Bonnard</span> Italian actor and film director

Mario Bonnard was an Italian actor and film director.

<i>Romulus and the Sabines</i> (1945 film) 1945 Italian film

Romulus and the Sabines is a 1945 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Totò, Carlo Campanini, and Clelia Matania. It was one of several of Totò's postwar comedies to use elements of neorealism.

<i>The Abduction of the Sabine Women</i> (1954 film) 1954 film

The Abduction of the Sabine Women is a 1954 West German musical comedy film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring Gustav Knuth, Fita Benkhoff and Paul Hörbiger.

<i>The Abduction of the Sabine Women</i> (1928 film) 1928 film

The Abduction of the Sabine Women is a 1928 German silent comedy film directed by Robert Land and starring Ralph Arthur Roberts, Ida Wüst and Teddy Bill. It was based on a play of the same name which had had several film adaptations.

<i>The Abduction of the Sabine Women</i> (1936 film) 1936 film by Robert A. Stemmle

The Abduction of the Sabine Women is a 1936 German comedy film directed by Robert A. Stemmle and starring Bernhard Wildenhain, Max Gülstorff, and Maria Koppenhöfer. It was based on a play which has been adapted into films several times.

<i>The First King: Birth of an Empire</i> 2019 film directed by Matteo Rovere

The First King: Birth of an Empire, released as Romulus v Remus: The First King in the UK, is a 2019 Italian historical drama film directed by Matteo Rovere. It stars Alessandro Borghi and Alessio Lapice.