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Numitor
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(Greek i.a. Νεμέτωρ/Nemétōr, Νομήτωρ/Nomḗtōr). Figure from the legend of the founding of Rome by Romulus: older son of Procas; father of Rhea Silvia; king of Alba Longa. Deposed by his brother Amulius, N. is reinstated again with the help of his grandsons Romulus und Remus (e.g. Liv. 1,3-6; Dion. Hal. Ant. 1,71; 76-84; Plut. Romulus 3-8); this event marks the moment in the story which directly precedes the founding of the city.

In the literature about the history of Rome, N. is first mentioned by Fabius Pictor (2nd half 3rd cent. BC.), whose source is named as Diocles [7] of …

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Haase, Mareile (Toronto), “Numitor”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e826730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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