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Raised by wolves

Posted by S. on February 11, 2003

In Reply to: Raised by wolves posted by Anne on February 10, 2003

: Although the phrase "raised by wolves" usually means uncivilized and without manners, my mother prefers the original meaning. As she always says, wolves have quite a good reputation for raising children, consider that Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twins who were raised by a she-wolf.

Romulus did kill his brother, though; I'd say murder is a pretty uncivilized and certainly a mannerless act.