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Author Vout, Caroline.
Title The hills of Rome [electronic resource] : signature of an eternal city / Caroline Vout.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012, ©2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the journey to Rome -- The map -- The itinerary -- The 'take home' message -- The lie of the land -- The seven hills of Rome, republic and empire -- After the high Roman fashion -- The renaissance of the seven hills -- Nineteenth and twentieth-century encounters -- Seven is the magic number -- An invention of tradition -- The potency and possibility of the number seven -- Varro's contribution to the story -- Before the mountains were settled -- Rome, la città eterna -- The seven hills and the ambitions of empire -- Dizzy heights under the Flavians -- The rise and fall of Rome in late antiquity -- Postscript -- Painting by numbers -- The limits of representation -- The seven hills of renaissance artists and patrons -- Nineteenth-century ways of seeing -- On top of the world -- Villas and gardens -- In the thick of it -- Getting the measure of the whole of Rome -- Framing a view from the Capitoline or Palatine -- The imperial gaze -- Divine omniscience -- Signing off -- The history of an idea -- Geography as history.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel.
Rome -- History.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9781107025974 1107025974 (DLC) 2012012765
ISBN 1139571133 (electronic bk.)
9781139571135 (electronic bk.)
9781107025974 (hard back)
1107025974 (hard back)
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