Acca Larentia

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Acca Larentia

(ăk`ə lərĕn`shēə, –shə) or

Acca Larentina

(–tī`nə), in Roman mythology, wife of the shepherd Faustulus and foster mother of Romulus and Remus. Her 12 sons founded the priesthood of the Arval BrothersArval Brothers
, in Roman religion, college of 12 priests chosen from the most distinguished senatorial families. It was said that the original brothers were sons of Acca Larentia.
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. According to one legend she was a wealthy courtesan who left all her money to the people of Rome.