Numa Pompilius, King of Rome

Numa Pompilius, King of Rome

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Caption: Numa Pompilius (active around 700 BC), King of Rome. Numa was the second king of Rome, succeeding the legendary founder of Rome, Romulus. Numa is described in the writings of the Greek and Roman historian Plutarch. This woodcut portrait is from the 1575 Basle edition of Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium (Praise of Men Illustrious for Courage in War) by the Italian historian and biographer Paolo Giovio (1483-1552).

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