The Seven Hills of Rome

A Geological Tour of the Eternal City
Author: Grant Heiken,Renato Funiciello,Donatella de Rita
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849373
Category: Science
Page: 264
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From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum, without considering one underlying factor that led to the rise of Rome--the geology now hidden by the modern city. This book demonstrates the important link between the history of Rome and its geologic setting in a lively, fact-filled narrative sure to interest geology and history buffs and travelers alike. The authors point out that Rome possessed many geographic advantages over surrounding areas: proximity to a major river with access to the sea, plateaus for protection, nearby sources of building materials, and most significantly, clean drinking water from springs in the Apennines. Even the resiliency of Rome's architecture and the stability of life on its hills are underscored by the city's geologic framework. If carried along with a good city map, this book will expand the understanding of travelers who explore the eternal city's streets. Chapters are arranged geographically, based on each of the seven hills, the Tiber floodplain, ancient creeks that dissected the plateau, and ridges that rise above the right bank. As an added bonus, the last chapter consists of three field trips around the center of Rome, which can be enjoyed on foot or by using public transportation.

A Companion to the City of Rome


Author: Claire Holleran,Amanda Claridge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118300696
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 800
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A Companion to the City of Rome presents a series oforiginal essays from top experts that offer an authoritative andup-to-date overview of current research on the development of thecity of Rome from its origins until circa AD 600. Offers a unique interdisciplinary, closely focused thematicapproach and wide chronological scope making it an indispensiblereference work on ancient Rome Includes several new developments on areas of research that areavailable in English for the first time Newly commissioned essays written by experts in a variety ofrelated fields Original and up-to-date readings pertaining to the city of Romeon a wide variety of topics including Rome’s urban landscape,population, economy, civic life, and key events

The Urbanisation of Rome and Latium Vetus

From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Era
Author: Francesca Fulminante
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107655846
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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This book focuses on urbanization and state formation in middle Tyrrhenian Italy during the first millennium BC by analyzing settlement organization and territorial patterns in Rome and Latium vetus from the Bronze Age to the Archaic Era. In contrast with the traditional diffusionist view, which holds that the idea of the city was introduced to the West via Greek and Phoenician colonists from the more developed Near East, this book demonstrates important local developments towards higher complexity, dating to at least the beginning of the Early Iron Age, if not earlier. By adopting a multidisciplinary and multi-theoretical framework, this book overcomes the old debate between exogenous and endogenous by suggesting a network approach that sees Mediterranean urbanization as the product of reciprocal catalyzing actions.

Marble Past, Monumental Present

Building With Antiquities in the Mediaeval Mediterranean
Author: Michael Greenhalgh
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004170839
Category: History
Page: 634
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This survey and synthesis of the structural and decorative uses of Roman remains, particularly marble, throughout the mediaeval Mediterranean, deals with the Christian West - but also Byzantium and Islam, each the inheritor of much Roman territory. It includes a 5000-image DVD.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome


Author: Brian Campbell
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 080786904X
Category: History
Page: 608
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Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.

Das Kolosseum


Author: Keith Hopkins,Mary Beard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150186114
Category:
Page: 251
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Geschichte des Kolosseums und seiner Nutzung bis in die heutige Zeit; mit einigen nützlichen Tipps zur Besichtigung.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Gymnasium

Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und humanistische Bildung
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classical education
Page: N.A
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The Georgia Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Vergilius


Author: Virgil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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The Sites of Rome

Time, Space, Memory
Author: Diana Spencer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 436
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The essays in The Sites of Rome offer glimpses, sideways glances, and unexpected angles that open up this city-of-texts in its widest possible sense. A play upon the homonyms 'site' and 'sight' in the title points to a shared concern, namely how any of the visible components of Rome-the hills, the Tiber, the temples, the Fora, the Colosseum, the statues and monuments-operates as, or becomes, one of the sites sights of Rome.

Bernini

His Life and His Rome
Author: Franco Mormando
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 429
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Profiles the whirlwind life of the famed Italian sculptor who is known for his artistic and architectural contributions to the city of Rome.

The Gallery of Nature

A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour Through Creation, Illustrative of the Wonders of Astronomy, Physical Geography, and Geology
Author: Thomas Milner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: 803
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Römische geschichte


Author: Ammianus Marcellinus,Ludwig Tross,Carl Büchele
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rome
Page: 1018
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New Scientist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
View: 6760
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Der Mann, der die Zeit fand

James Hutton und die Entdeckung der Erdgeschichte
Author: Jack Repcheck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783608940862
Category:
Page: 269
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