In the founding myths of the city the Ancients report how they understand the inaugural
act of demarcation of the urban space, and through it, their own relationship with the cosmos.
Inside their limits not only the field and the city are represented, but the own identity of the
people. These are central questions in the Rome of Augustus, new Romulus, and the way they
are treated in the Ovid’s Metamorphoses is our purpose in this paper.