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Rome | John Stoddard's Lectures



Rome. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleRome - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Rome
IT would be easier to write ten lectures upon Rome than one. The supreme difficulty is: first, to choose what is essential to even an approximately thorough delineation of the Eternal City, and the...
-Rome. Part 2
The Column Of Marcus Aurelius. The Tiber. There is but one appropriate place to lead you at the start, he answered, most travelers seek at once some ruin of old Rome, forgetting that there ...
-Rome. Part 3
A still more wonderful illustration of the strength and durability of Roman architecture is furnished by the Cloaca Maxima, or principal sewer of the ancient city. Pliny, who wrote in the first centur...
-Rome. Part 4
The Temple Of Vesta And The Tiber. The Temple Of Vesta. The House Of The Vestals. A Street In Old Rome. Calling a cab at this point, we drove to the summit of the Pincian Hill, the bea...
-Rome. Part 5
The Forum. The Temple Of Saturn. Awed by the memories of the place, I climbed a little elevation and stood beside eight stately columns, - sole relics of the once magnificent Temple of Saturn,...
-Rome. Part 6
Columns Of The Temple Of Vespasian. A short walk brought us to another portion of the Forum. No graceful columns rose before me here, but there were memories connected with a mass of masonry which...
-Rome. Part 7
The Statue Of Pompey. Caesar Imperator. Julius Caesar is the central figure of antiquity. A skillful lawyer, a brilliant orator, an unsurpassed historian of war, the greatest general of ancien...
-Rome. Part 8
The Captive Jews. Fountain In The Piazza Navona. The Triumph Of Germanicus. A Gallic Chief. Head Of A Barbarian. What wonder that to avoid such a humiliation the vanquished Cleopat...
-Rome. Part 9
A Corridor. A Glimpse Of The Interior. Waiting For The Conflict. thumbs down. Since this building was, for nearly four hundred years, the scene not only of gladiatorial combats, but,...
-Rome. Part 10
A Gateway. The Arch Of Constantine. Where The Triumphs Passed. Directly opposite this memorial of Constantine rises the Palatine, the oldest and most aristocratic of Rome's seven hills: ol...
-Rome. Part 11
The Gallery Where Caligula Was Murdered. Caligula's Bridge. Pavement Ok The Palace. Process Of Excavation. Augustus. The air here is invariably fragrant with the breath of flowe...
-Rome. Part 12
Rare Works Of Art. The Fountain Paolino. An Aerial Waterway. It is estimated that, during the period of the Empire, Rome's supply of water amounted to three hundred and thirty-three millio...
-Rome. Part 13
Classic Busts. Titus, supposed to have been poisoned; Domi-tian, murdered; Lucilla, daughter of Marcus Aurelius, put to death at Capri; Commodus and his wife, both murdered; Pertinax, assassinated...
-Rome. Part 14
A Side Aisle In St. Paul S. Leaving this noble sanctuary, a short drive brought us to the most interesting historic thoroughfare in the world, the Appian Way. As we have seen, the Romans were the ...
-Rome. Part 15
It is appropriate that the poet Shelley, also, should be buried here, for of this cemetery he had written, It might make one in love with death to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place....
-Rome. Part 16
The Athlete Scraping Himself. Ruins Of Roman Baths. Most travelers, in their eagerness to reach St. Peter's, forget that on the way to it are some important relics of imperial Rome. One is the...
-Rome. Part 17
A Fountain In The Square. The porticos on either side of St. Peter's Square are gigantic. No temple in the world can boast of corridors of approach to equal them. Each has four rows of columns, fo...
-Rome. Part 18
A Side Aisle. The Tomb Of Clement XIII. The Genius Of Death. Above the grand High Altar, just beneath the centre of the dome, is a magnificent canopy of gilded bronze. In any other sanctua...
-Rome. Part 19
In company with two of its officers, on my first visit to Rome, I found myself one day in a long corridor of the Vatican, awaiting a presentation to Pope Pius IX. While lingering there in expectation ...
-Rome. Part 20
The Vatican, quite apart from its religious associations, is of priceless value to the world as a colossal treasure-house of art, and offers to the visitor not only the amazing works of Michelangelo i...









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