The Hills of Rome by Caroline Vout PDF

By Caroline Vout

Rome is 'the urban of 7 hills'. This ebook examines the necessity for the 'seven hills' cliché, its origins, improvement, effect and borrowing. It explores how the cliché pertains to Rome's genuine volcanic terrain and the way it really is basic to how we outline this. Its chronological remit is capacious: Varro, Virgil and Claudian at one finish, on, during the paintings of Renaissance antiquarians, to embody frescoes and nineteenth-century engravings. those artists and authors celebrated the hills and the perspectives from those hills, in an try and trap Rome holistically. by way of learning their efforts, this e-book confronts the issues of encapsulating Rome and 'cityness' extra generally and certainly the artificiality of any illustration, no matter if a portray, poem or map. during this experience, it isn't a historical past of town at anyone second in time, yet a heritage of the way town has been, and should be, perceived.

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