at St. Peter's Square. You can see the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the background in Vatican City, Rome, Italy. This was taken during our visit last August 2010.
Etymology of Rome
About the origin of the name Roma several hypotheses have been advanced. The most important are the following:
* from Rommylos (Romulus), son of Ascanius and founder of the city;
* from Rumon or Rumen, archaic name of Tiber. It has the same root of the Greek verb ῥέω (rhèo) and of the Latin verb ruo, which both mean "flow";
* from the Etruscan word ruma, whose root is *rum-, "teat", with possible reference either to the totem wolf that adopted and suckled the cognately named twins Romulus and Remus, or to the shape of Palatine and Aventine hills;
* from the Greek word ῤώμη (rhòme), which means strength;