Rome, Georgia: Babies Suckling on Wolf

Bronze statue at Rome's city hall depicts human infants Romulus and Remus sucking on the teats of the Capitoline Wolf of Roman legend. 1929 gift to the city from Rome, Italy (possibly via a local textile mill) with a plaque purporting Benito Mussolini's involvement.
Address:
601 Broad St, Rome, GA
Directions:
Broad St. at 6th Ave, in front of city hall.
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Babies Suckling on Wolf.

Babies Suckling on Wolf

This was too unusual not to go see. My one granddaughter had a little too much fun with the statue, but overall it was great to visit the wolf and get some photos.

[Bordeauxbarb, 03/05/2019]

Wolf and babies.

Babies Suckling on Wolf

OMG too funny. My 11 yr old daughter said "That's disturbing." Haha.

[Lisa, 06/14/2016]

Capitoline Wolf.

Babies Suckling on Wolf

Meet the mythical She-wolf, Romulus and Remus! The Capitoline Wolf statue was sent to the town of Rome in 1929 during the consulship of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, following the relocation of an Italian silk mill company.

[LC, 05/28/2014]

2019 Update: Some academic research disputes the Mussolini connection, and tells this alternate story: The plaque may have been fabricated by a local mill owned by an Italian company that used the image as their logo, didn't want the statue on their property, didn't want to pay to ship it back to Italy, and hoped the city would accept it as a gift.

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