History of Rome:
Archaeological finds testify the presence of settlements on
the Palatino hills, as early as the middle of the 8th Century
BC. Little by little, the Roman community suffered change
under the Sabina, Etruscan and Greek civilizations. The legend
of a sort around the foundation of Rome on the Palatino (753
BC legend of Romolo and Remo) testifies a basis of real events:
during the era of the Monarchy (8th-509 BC) battles and alliances
with the Sabina race and Etruscans, allowed the city’s
formation due to the fact of fusion of villages spread out
in the hills surround Palantino...
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Art of Ancient Rome:
Rome’s art, after having suffered Italian and Etruscan
influences, (decoration of the Giove Capitolino Temple, Lupa
bronzea dei Musei Capitiloni (bronzes) since the 4th Century
BC, assumed peculiar characteristics after the conquest of
the Magna Grecia (Greater Greece) and the progressive assimilation
of Greek and Ellenistic art. The geometric-decorative solutions
with Greek derivations happily completed the realistic tendencies
originally from Latina, inspired above all for religious reasons
(learned from ancestors) and civilizations (esaltazione della
gens) obvious in portraits of the imagines maiorum (Roman
ancestral masks of deceased family members) and in the decoration
of the temples...
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Monuments of Ancient Rome:
Serviane Wall (6th Century BC), Romolo’s tomb (6th-5th
BC), via Appia (4th Century BC), basilica Emilia (Cathedral)
(3rd Century BC)...
Paleo-Christian and Medieval Period:
Catacomb of Domitilla (1st Century), of S. Callisto (2nd Century),
S. Costanza (4th Century), S. Maria Maggior, church of S.
Sabina and S. Stefano Rotondo (5th Century)...
From the Renaissance to the 20th Century:
Palazzo Venezia (1455), church of S. Maria del Popolo (1477)
and S. Agostino (1479-83), Castel S. Angelo, constructed on
the remains of the old mausoleum of Adriano...
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