FAUSTULUS

The royal shepherd of Amulius and husband of Acca Laurentia. He found Romulus and Remus as they were nursed by the she-wolf, and carried the twins to his wife to be brought up. (Liv. i. 5.) He was believed to have been killed, like Remus, by near relatives, while He was endeavouring to settle a dispute between them, and to have been buried in the forum near the rostra, were a stone figure of a lion marked his tomb. Others, however, believed that Romulus was buried there. (Festus, s. v. Niger Lapis; Dionys. i. 87; Hartung, Die Relig. d. Röm. vol. ii. p. 190.)
Romulus and Remus Given Shelter by Faustulus, by Pietro Da Cortona (1596-1669), Italian Baroque painter

Romulus and Remus Given Shelter by Faustulus, by Pietro Da Cortona (1596-1669), Italian Baroque painter