The Glory that was Rome

In History 111 today we studied the Romans, and began with their founding myth of Romulus and Remus. The Capitoline Wolf is the most famous artistic representation of this story; I make certain to show my students the local version, on display in front of the Municipal Building in Rome, Georgia – a gift of no one less than Benito Mussolini in 1929. (They had to take it indoors during World War II, but it was back out in 2007, when I took the photo below.)

The inscription features a fine representation of a fasces, that symbol of republicanism (and now, regrettably, fascism):