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CUA Lecture: “The Roman She-Wolf: An Old Beast in the Modern City”

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Hannan Hall, Room 108
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

  Cristina Mazzoni with a sculpture of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf.
Since antiquity, the legendary she-wolf that rescued Romulus and Remus has served as the potent symbol of Rome. In CUA’s fifth annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture, Cristina Mazzoni, professor of Italian at the University of Vermont, examines 20th- and 21st-century representations of that she-wolf, both literary and artistic, in light of the Roman beast's centuries-old presence in Western history, literature and art.

The late CUA alumnus Frank Mastrangelo, B.A. 1953, and his wife, Catherine, funded the lecture series to support the Program of Italian Studies at CUA.

A reception will follow the lecture, which is open to the public.
For more information, call Associate Professor Stefania Lucamante at 202-319-5240 or e-mail her at

SPONSOR: Program of Italian Studies within CUA’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures


For more information, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.