In the Roman myths, Numa Pompilius was the city’s second king. He is credited by laying grounds of pretty much every religious institution in the city and keeping Rome without a war for 43 years. Oh, by the way… he also may have dated a goddess.
After the mysterious death of its first king Romulus, the throne of Rome was empty and without a designated successor. How did the Romans face this situation and how did they select a new ruler in Numa Pompilus?