Date of Award

Spring 2016

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Classical Studies

First Advisor

Professor Gary Reger


The Romulus and Remus myth is a useful source of insight into Greek and Roman values, particularly in the Augustan Age. Livy, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, and Diodorus Siculus, are three authors that give an account of the myth with varying extents of similarities and differences. Livy was nervous about Roman identity at the time he was writing in the Augustan Age, Dionysius tried to show how the Greeks and Romans are similar in their origins and from a cultural standpoint, and Diodorus shows how there is not one single authoritative version of a myth. The Romulus and Remus myth is then compared to the myth of Cadmus and the founding of Thebes, in order to determine how a Greek myth differs from a Roman myth.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College Hartford Connecticut for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies.