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Romulus and Remus - The Sabines vs. the Romans

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The Sabines vs. the Romans

Case Description: Complainant (The Sabines) accuses Defendants (the Romans) of kidnapping and rape. Early Rome was short on women, so Romulus invited the neighboring tribe, the Sabines, over for some games, then led his Romans in snatching all the Sabine virgins.

Case Status: Case closed. The Sabines and the Romans got into a big crazy war, but eventually the whole thing got smoothed over by the Sabine women, who wanted to stay with their husbands. In the end, the Sabines and the Romans merged into one people.

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