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The Capitoline She-Wolf

According to Roman legend, Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf after washing up on the southwest slope of the Palatine Hill. The wolf feeding the twins is a symbol of Rome (and Siena). The foundation legends of the Romans may be totally fabricated but at least they are rooted in food and drink! You can see the most famous version of the trio at the Capitoline Museums, open for at a reduced admission of just 4 euros for Culture Week, today through April 25.

2016-01-07T03:39:51+00:00 April 17th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Rome & Lazio|3 Comments


  1. Eleonora April 17, 2010 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I had never lent a thought to the fact that the Eternal City was founded on a healthy meal. I had always only focused on the compassion part.


    • Katie April 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      leave it to the romans to weave food into their mythology! romulus and remus suckling, hercules saving cattle from cacus, and the earlies gods were devoted to pasture and harvest, among other things.

  2. Jill April 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    And what about Cincinnatus? If remember correctly, after serving as dictator for a short time, he left the military and returned to his farm. Gotta harvest the fields!

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