Although the Romans usually dated their years by the names of the consuls, years were occasionally dated from the founding of the city: ab urbe condita (AUC). Rome is traditionally considered to have been founded by Romulus April 21, 753 B.C. after slaying his brother over a dispute about where the city should be built and whose name it should bear.

Founder's Day

Higgledy-Piggledy
Remus and Romulus
Fought over borders till
One twin was dead,
Leaving the other with
Solo-survivorship;
Thus it is Roma, not
Rema instead!


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