He was looked up to with reverence for his knowledge of letters -- a new and marvellous thing for uncivilized men - but he was still more revered because of his mother, who was believed to be a divine being and regarded with wonder, by all as an interpreter of Fate, in the days before the arrival of the Sibyl in Italy.
Hor Book I Chapter 7: Death of Remus. The Legend of Hercules and Cacus.