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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Romulus and Remus and the female wolf
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The story of Romulus and Remus tells a myth and legend about twin boys in early Rome who were tossed into the river Tiber by a king who feared that they would rob him of his throne. Soon after the twin brothers were rescued by a she-wolf who nursed them back to health.
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Romulus and Remus established a city on the Tiber River, but the brothers could not agree on a location. Signs from the heavens decreed that each brother would build a city, but Romulus' city would be much larger. His city was completed in April, 753BC. Remus was upset that Romulus had built his city so he climbed over the wall and killed his brother with and axe.
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The city came to be called Rome after its legendary founder, Romulus.
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The photo above was taken at the Hamilton Gardens where the sculpture is located in the Italian Garden.

2 comments:

Pete said...

Great photo and write up Dave! I had been meaning to find out more about that sculpture having seen it many times and wondering what it was :)

Dave said...

Thanks Pete. I just happen to be studying Roman history in my U3A group at the moment. Great the way things work out huh? :-) - Dave

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