Happy 2,767th Birthday!

Today is the 2,767 anniversary of the founding of the city of Rome!

The famous statue of the she-wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city of Rome. The statue is in the Capitoline Museum. image source

The famous statue of the she-wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city of Rome. The statue is in the Capitoline Museum. image source

Read the Wikipedia version of the story at this link. Of course, people are divided over whether Romulus and Remus were historical figures, and if so, whether they were brought up by a she-wolf, etc. etc. etc. The fashion of the day is to be skeptical towards all such things. Against this, my Roman Law teacher insisted that the story was not a legend, but real history. Not that she gave us any evidence or reasoning to support her own claim! So: you decide!

If you’re in Rome today, many of the city’s museums are open with no entrance fee!

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