Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Postcard from Rome

Friend writes "we didn't see this, whatever it represents? but thought it was funny." Donkey saw it last summer, but couldn't remember the story. Thanks to Wikipedia . . .

According to the founding myth, the twins' grandfather Numitor was overthrown by his brother Amulius, who ordered them to be cast into the River Tiber. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them. The opinion held by some scholars that the wolf was the very wolf that had been struck by lightning in 65 BCE, mentioned by Cicero, In Capitolio is dismissed by others as too hopeful.

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