Acca Larentia

Acca Larentia (ăkˈə lərĕnˈshēə,–shə) [key] or Acca Larentina –tĪˈnə, in Roman mythology, wife of the shepherd Faustulus and foster mother of Romulus and Remus. Her 12 sons founded the priesthood of the Arval Brothers. According to one legend she was a wealthy courtesan who left all her money to the people of Rome.

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