Roman Chrome Chalcedony Ringstone with Lupa Romana, C. 1st Century BC
The convex oval stone engraved with the she-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, on a groundline, two Greek letters in the field above, T ?, likely the initials of the original owner; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting.
Chased gold presentation box - Peter Russell (box) and George Michael Moser (chased decoration), 1741.
The scene on the top of the box (second photo) depicts Gaius Mucius Scaevola standing before the Etruscan king Lars Porsena after his failed attempt to assassinate him, thrusting his hand into the fire to show Porsena the resolve of the Romans to resist the Etruscan siege. On the bottom of the box (third photo) Romulus and Remus suckle their wolf foster-mother beside a god representing the Tiber.
City of Brotherly Love, meet the City of Brotherly … Killing? On April 21, 752 BC (or 753 BC?—no one’s quite sure about the year, but they all agree on the day), Romulus killed his brother Remus and then founded the city of Rome. If the story isn’t crazy enough for you, just remember that Romulus and Remus were orphaned as babies but were nursed by a wolf until they were discovered and raised by the shepherd Faustulus. And you thought your family was weird.
ROMULUS AND REMUS, twin brothers and founders of Rome.
Their mother was Rhea Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa. Once the twins were born, Amulius had them abandoned to die in the Tiber river. They survived - the river carried them to safety, a she-wolf (in Latin, lupa) found and suckled them, and a woodpecker fed them. The twins became leaders of a band of adventurous youths, eventually killing Amulius. They subsequently founded a town on the site where they had been saved. When Romulus built a city wall, Remus jumped over it and was killed by his brother. Romulus consolidated his power, and the city was named for him.
url graphic as a simple birthday present for dearest cathy. (join my birthday page for a special present on your birthday x)
*Coughs*Forgive me Harry Potter fandom, most of you have probably already realized this*COUGHS*
I just realized that the legend behind how the Roman Empire was started, was when two (probably Fictional) twins were raised by wolves and grew up to found a city on seven hills. The twins names were Romulus and Remus.
REMUS = ROMAN-FOUNDER WOLF-CHILD.
LUPIN = LUPUS, LIKE CANIS LUPUS. AKA: GRAY WOLF.
REMUS LUPIN IS LITERALLY NAMED ‘ROMAN WOLF WOLF’, OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES.
THEREFORE REMUS LUPIN IS MOON MOON.
…It’s even cooler when you realize that most spells in the wizarding world are in Latin, or based off of Latin, and–you know–Rome had the whole 'speaking Latin’ thing going for it.