2.A.8. The Founding of Rome

San Gimignano.

One can see the remains of the stone statue of the ‘Wolf that feeds the twins. In Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus are twin brothers, whose story tells the events that led to the founding of the city of Rome and the Roman Kingdom by Romulus. The killing of Remus by his brother, and other tales from their story, have inspired artists throughout the ages.

Since ancient times, the image of the twins being suckled by a she-wolf has been a symbol of the city of Rome and the Roman people. Although the tale takes place before the founding of Rome around 750 BC. Whether the twins’ myth was an original part of Roman myth or a later development is a subject of ongoing debate.

This was an educational trip to this medieval city.


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