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Acca Larentia

Acca Larentia ăk´ə lərĕn´shēə,–shə [key] or Acca Larentina –tī´nə [key], 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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