In this overview of Roman mythology young listeners are treated to the story of brothers Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome, as well an outline of Virgil's Aneid, a heroic epic immensely popular in its day. Hosting this iMinds' case study, actor Todd MacDonald brims with curiosity and imagination as he conjures up satyrs and giants, and introduces children to important Roman deities, including Poseidon, Venus, and Athena. MacDonald places these myths in a historical and cultural context, as he examines how they were influenced by Greek religion and ultimately abandoned as a belief system following Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity. Sure to capture the intrigue of young audiences, the Aussie actor is emotive and even-paced throughout the proceedings.
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Romulus and Remus were twins who were raised by a wolf. In 753 BC they moved away from their home in Alba Longa to build a new city. But they fought over the site and name of the future city and Romulus slew Remus. Romulus then founded the city of Rome. So goes the myth which tells of the beginnings of ancient Roman culture.
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