The Rome of Augustus Caesar - Encounters

The Rome of Augustus Caesar - Encounters

admission free

Eugenio La Rocca

Rome was rebuilt after the Gallic fire without any real plan. Its streets were narrow and winding, its residential buildings tall and poky, and its public buildings designed according to the old Tuscanic tradition with a wealth of wood and terracotta.  Julius Caesar alone had attempted to build a new Rome, but adopting a totally new approach that was to earn him indignant disapproval.  Augustus, for his part, was only seemingly more cautious but in fact he was just as revolutionary.  Thus the famous saying "I found Rome brick and left it marble" really does reflect the reality of the situation.  He posed as a new Romulus, refounding the city under the banner of a newly rediscovered peace after decades of civil strife, imbuing his programme for monumentalising the city with symbolic references designed to evince his religious piety and to underscore the similarity between his own person and Rome's first king.

Sala Cinema
Admission via steps in via Milano 9a
Admission free while places last


Augustus: Inventing the Empire - Encounters
data 24/10/2013 orario: 18:30
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