Harriet Ridley enjoys her return to the Eternal City
In part one of this essay, I explore the rhetorical history of the Eternal City
, beginning with ancient Rome, and shows how the topos of the urbs aeterna vacillated between imperial and cosmic significations, both of which referred to the future of the city and its empire.
This year's observance, though scaled down, reflecting the current grim realities of the city, will also mirror the wishes of this hopefully eternal city
for the resurrection that always comes at the end of each Lenten season.
Yet despite its squeamishness towards the contemporary, the Eternal City
does seem to be loosening up a bit, witnessed by the recent completion of Renzo Piano's concert hall complex (AR May 2003) and Meier's Jubilee Church (AR April 2004), with Zaha Hadid's new Contemporary Arts Centre still to come.
Academic, artistic, and historic programs will be included, plus the unparalleled sights and life-style of the Eternal City
Travel to the eternal city
, Rome, with college student Laura Patterson as she embarks on an art history course peppered with the lives and loves of Italian Romeos and chefs.
THE SEVEN HILLS OF ROME: A Geological Tour of the Eternal City
GRANT HEIKEN, RENATO FUNICIELLO, AND DONATELLA DE RITA
A year later, Roddick visited the Eternal City
again, this time to participate in the Rome Masters.
This recent turn of events is most welcome in challenging preconceived notions of art in the Eternal City
at the turn of the seventeenth century.
Paul's in London and Wren's magnificent church speak of the founding of a new Rome, a new eternal city
in England's "green and pleasant land." Cities compose our most complex ideologies and desires for eternal life.
The newspaper II Messaggero reported that the system, 15 feet beneath the Eternal City
and a quarter of a mile long, runs below the Roman Forum and emerges near the Colosseum.
NEW YORK: In John Guare's Chaucer in Rome, the Eternal City
is overflowing with Holy Year pilgrims.
The depiction of spiritual emptiness in the secularized city--the decay of urbs aeterna (the "eternal city
")--is not a simple contrast of the heroic past with the degraded present; it is rather a timeless, simultaneous awareness of moral grandeur and moral evil.
ESCAPE TO THE ETERNAL CITY
THIS summer sees the arrival of NH Collection Fori Imperiali, in Rome, joining the NH Hotel Group's other five properties already open in the Italian capital.
Birmingham Reader Offers PS50 Low deposits Book by 31st August Rome, Sorrento & Pompeii 8 days from PS759 Flying direct from Birmingham, 20, 27 May, 10 June, 2, 16, 23, 30 September & 14 October 2017 The timeless glories of the Eternal City
, Pompeii's window on the Roman world, and the exquisite Neapolitan Riviera.