By Catharine Edwards

What did town of Rome suggest to old Romans? Roman writers, Cicero, Virgil, Juvenal and others, defined their urban in lots of alternative ways: they marveled at its good looks, they despaired of its dust, they explored its heritage, they lamented its absence. Their writings have performed an essential component in settling on responses to town either of their personal time and in later centuries. This publication explores quite a lot of descriptions of the town from later sessions in addition to from antiquity.

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