Rome wasn't built in a day.
~ English Proverb, American [18248]

For centuries, Rome was considered the greatest city in the world. It was the center of power for the early Roman Kingdom, The Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. The ancient city proudly boasted some of the finest advancements in art, architecture, city planning, and engineering. During the Renaissance, Rome flourished again making a city with over two thousand years of achievement.

The adage is often used to motivate and help keep one's efforts in perspective to their long term goals. While its source is traced to ancient Latin, it is one of the most widely repeated adages in history.

She-wolf suckles Romulus and Remus

A She Wolf Suckles Romulus and Remus,
The Mythological Founders of Ancient Rome
Photo by Benutzer:Wolpertinger on WP de [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons

According to myth, Romulus and Remus were divinely fathered twins, born of virgin birth and left feral in the wilderness. They were suckled by the wolf and fed by a woodpecker. As they grew into manhood, each brother proved himself a leader, and rivals for power.

Eventually, Romulus killed his brother and founded a new city, which he named Roma after himself.

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