Epic like any good foundation story and Rome's foundation is no exception. I knew the facts of the legendary tale : Aeneas, Remus, Romulus but I had little knowledge about the whole Royal period. I knew some of the names, some of the legends (I'm thinking of the Horace and Curates here of which Corneille wrote a pretty good play that I intend to reread soon). The translation is good, the style flows nicely and the narration is not dragging the reader down. This was written thousand of years ago and it's still interesting, fresh and compelling.