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Shover, Edna Mann / Art in costume design: practical suggestions for those interested in art, sewing, history and literature
(1920)

Chapter V: Roman,   pp. [59]-71 PDF (3.5 MB)


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ART IN COSTUME DESIGN 
the cradle soon grounded and the children were found by Faustalus 
who lived near the river, and who chanced to be walking along the 
bank. When discovered by him a great female wolf stood beside the 
cradle and he found that the wolf had been caring for the babes as 
though they had been her own offspring. Faustalus, taking the chil- 
dren home, reared them as his own, calling them Romulus and Remus. 
These boys on growing to manhood became great warriors and finally 
founded a new city upon the banks of the river where they were 
found.   The two brothers started the great walls of the city, but 
could not agree upon a construction and Remus, chided his brother 
upon such a poor construction. Romulus in a rage struck and killed 
Remus and afterward finished the city and named it after himself, 
Rome. 
    The Romans often speak of their own people as the "Wolf's 
litter." In "Horatius" we read, - 
                 He smiles on those bold Romans 
                   A smile serene and high; 
                 He eyed the flinching Tuscans, 
                   And scorn was in his eye. 
                 Quote he, "The she-wolf's litter 
                   Stand savagely at bay: 
                 But will ye dare to follow 
                   If Astur clears the way?" 
    As the center of the world's civilization moved gradhaliv toward 
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