She-Wolf

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Rome's legendary she-wolf, which rescued Romulus and Remus, has been an enduring symbol of the city for more than two millennia. Examining the she-wolf in poetry, prose and a variety of visual representations, Cristina Mazzoni traces the changing depictions of this Western cultural icon, from its use in antiquity as a symbol of Roman imperial power to later allegorical re-imaginings and its place in the modern multicultural city.

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She-Wolf

She-Wolf

The Story of a Roman Icon

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Rome's legendary she-wolf, which rescued Romulus and Remus, has been an enduring symbol of the city for more than two millennia. Examining the she-wolf in poetry, prose and a variety of visual representations, Cristina Mazzoni traces the changing depictions of this Western cultural icon, from its use in antiquity as a symbol of Roman imperial power to later allegorical re-imaginings and its place in the modern multicultural city.

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