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.
The story of the Rape of the Sabine women is one of the best-known Roman legends. It has been a subject for many artists and since antiquity, it shed a very negative light on the circumstances of formation of the Roman nation.