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10,505.  They sell the blood of Christ by handfuls here.  And have closed the road to all goodness.  (Vatican & Rome & Relics & Good)  Michelangelo, re Biorgias’ Rome

 

 

77,493.  Oh Rome!  my country!  city of the soul!  (Italy & Rome)  Lord Byron

 

 

77,494.  While stand the Coliseum, Rome shall stand;

When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall;

And when Rome falls – the World.  (Italy & Rome)  Lord Byron

 

 

59,548.  The story of Rome is the story of the world.  Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

86,656.  Rome’s readiest champions, repose you here in rest,

Secure from worldly chances and mishaps.

Here lurks no treason, here no envy swells,

Here grow no damned drugs, here are no storms,

No noise, but silence and eternal sleep.

In peace and honour rest you here, my sons.  (Rest & Rome & Grave)  William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus I i 151-156

 

 

59,566.  Why, foolish Lucius, dost thou not perceive

That Rome is but a wilderness of tigers?  William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus III i 52-53

 

 

56,718.  All roads lead to Rome.  (Proverbs & Roads & Rome)  Late 14th century proverb

 

 

56,853.  Rome was not built in a day.  (Proverb & Rome)  Mid-16th century proverb

 

 

40,347.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  But I wasn’t on that particular job.  (Football & Build & Rome)  Brian Clough

 

 

61,382.  Rome ... A city of weight.  The city that is like a huge compost heap.  A city of human hopes and ambitions.  A wilderness of imperial splendour despoiled of its ornament almost indecipherable.  (Civilisation & Rome)  Kenneth Clark, Civilisation: The Hero as Artist 5/13, BBC 1969

 

 

9,840.  By the 1620s the rich Romans families, who were in fact the families of successive popes, had begun to compete as patrons and collectors.  (Art & Civilisation & Rome)  Kenneth Clark, Civilisation: Grandeur & Obedience 7/13

 

 

10,130.  Rome is basically a Baroque creation.  (Art & Rome)  Waldemar Januszczak, Baroque! – From St Peter’s to St Paul’s I, BBC 2013

 

10,131.  Borromini in my opinion was the single most exciting architect there has ever been … The Picasso of architecture.  (Art & Rome & Architecture)  ibid.

 

 

10,495.  In 1496 Michelangelo decided to try his luck here in Rome.  (Art & Rome)  Great Artists with Tim Marlow

 

10,496.  His first commission in Rome: Baccus.  It’s a garden statue.  (Art & Rome & Sculpture)  ibid.

 

 

10,565.  Bernini arrived in Rome in 1605 just at the time Caravaggio’s punchy street dramas were electrifying the Church.  Giving it a new vision of how to move the flock.  (Art & Sculpture & Rome)  Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Bernini

 

 

10,662.  This was Caravaggio’s Rome: cheap rooms and drunken nights ... Make something sacred out of the lives of the sordid.  (Art & Rome)  Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Caravaggio

 

 

12,987.  Today’s world has already been divided into ten regions by the Club of Rome.  (Catholicism & European Union & Rome)  Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast (documentary)

 

12,988.  Babylon was also known as Rome.  (Catholicism & European Union & Babylon & Rome)  ibid.

 

12,989.  There is one other city in the world – and only one – which is a spiritual entity and could therefore commit spiritual fornication with the kings of the Earth and it’s built on seven hills.  That city is Rome, the headquarters of Roman Catholicism.  (Catholicism & European Union & Rome & Babylon)  ibid.

 

12,990.  From John’s vision these four criteria: being a city, known as Babylon, built on seven hills, that committed spiritual fornication with Earth rulers.  (Catholicism & European Union & Rome & Babylon)  ibid.

 

 

59,507.  Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.  Giotto di Bondone

 

 

59,365.  Who can we trust in this charnel house called Rome?  (Pope & Rome)  The Borgias: Death on a Pale Horse s1e7, Rodrigo to mistress

 

 

59,394.  Rome is a dangerous place.  (Pope & Rome)  The Borgias: The Beautiful Deception s2e3

 

 

59,420.  Rome is the peak of the world and we are at its pinnacle.  (Pope & Rome)  The Borgias: Siblings s3e3, Lucrezia

 

 

57,669.  During the final persecution the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman who will feed the sheep in many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people.  The End.  (Judgment Day & Rome & Catholic Church)  St Malachy

 

 

59,467.  Rome.  A modern city built on an ancient past.  Today just beyond the city walls a mystery is unfolding.  Workers digging near the sacred Christian catacombs stumble upon something shocking – a mass grave containing hundreds maybe even thousands of bodies.  Who were these people?  And more importantly how did they die?  Modern forensic techniques reveal that this is not a recent burial; these are the remains of an ancient people all buried together and sealed in this chamber two thousand years ago.  (Vatican & Rome)  Mystery of the Lost Catacombs

 

 

59,508.  The Colosseum: One legend in particular persists: that from time to time this massive stadium was flooded in order that famous sea battles could be re-enacted.  (Rome & Romans)  Unsolved History: The Roman Colosseum

 

59,509.  Only two gladiators would fight at a time.  (Rome & Romans) ibid.

 

59,510.  So, Christians probably weren’t martyred here, gladiators didn’t always die, the thumbs gesture is a myth, and the place wasn't even called the Colosseum.  (Rome & Romans)  ibid.

 

59,511.  Sea battles were conducted here.  (Rome & Romans)  ibid.

 

 

59,872.  Beneath the streets of modern-day Rome lies a network of interconnected tunnels that stretch for hundreds of kilometres … A bricked-up tomb was discovered unlike anything seen before in Rome: this was an ancient mass grave piled high with thousands of skeletons.  Dr Michael Scott, The Mystery of Rome’s X Tomb, BBC 2013

 

59,873.  As excavations began six more chambers were uncovered each piled high with bodies.  ibid.

 

 

59,888.  Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.  George Eliot

 

 

59,890.  Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.  Robert Browning

 

 

59,892.  Anywhere I go, there is always an incredible crowd that follows me.  In Rome, as I land at the airport, even the men kiss me.  I love Rome.  Muhammad Ali

 

 

59,897.  When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.  Miguel de Cervantes

 

 

59,898.  You will notice that in all disputes between Christians since the birth of the Church, Rome has always favoured the doctrine which most completely subjugated the human mind and annihilated reason.  (Rome & Christianity & Catholicism)  Voltaire 

 

 

113,198.  If you’d told me that just trying to sell a tour of the Vatican would get me threatened, I’d laughed at you.  Scam City s1e5: Rome

 

113,199.  A city where millions of tourist dollars are up for grabs.  ibid.  

 

113,200.  Tourists are being fought over with shadowy characters apparently running things.  ibid.  

 

 

45,915.  Rome: It’s a 2000-year-old metropolis where past and present collide … This is Michelangelo the architect, and he creates this beautiful star pavement.  Rome Unpacked I, BBC 2021

 

127,482.  The Trevi Foundtain, it’s the entire side of a palace … The fountain of the people of the world.  ibid.