Roman Heroes and Heroines
Mezentius | This Etruscan king fought against Aeneas - according to the Aeneid, he was eventually killed by the Roman hero.
Numa Pompilius | According to legend, he was the second king of Rome (reigning after Romulus).
Numitor | Numitor was a king of Alba Longa and the father of the heroine Rhea Silvia.
Remus | Remus was the brother of Romulus; raised by the shepherd Faustulus and his wife Acca Larentia.
Rhea Silvia | A Vestal Virgin until she was deflowered by the god Mars, Rhea Silvia bore Mars the twins Romulus and Remus.
Romulus | According to legend, Romulus founded the city of Rome; he was the brother of Remus.
Silvius | The son of Aeneas and Lavinia.
Tanaquil | An Etruscan woman of noble lineage who played a part in Roman mythology.
Tarpeia | She betrayed Rome during the conflict with the Sabines - but in the end, she was punished for her treachery.
Turnus | A native Italian prince who opposed Aeneas; ultimately he was defeated by the Trojan hero.