People and Places of the Roman Past: The Educated Traveller’s Guide

Covering the history and cultural heritage of Rome from ancient through early modern times, this book examines the Eternal City through the lives of some of its most important artists, political leaders, and religious luminaries, with reference to the remarkable monuments, works of arts, and urban spaces associated with them.


£90.00 ISBN-13: 9781942401568


Peter Hatlie

Written by scholars who have lived in Rome and specialize in Roman history, religion, and culture, this book is a cross between a tourist guide, scholarly article, and encyclopedia. It is written for travellers in search of inspiration and information as they tour the streets, churches, museums, and monuments of the Roman past.
Combining biographical portraits of some of the Eternal City’s most important historical actors in the worlds of art, religion, and politics with a study of the very monuments, works of art, and urban spaces associated with them, People and Places of the Roman Past offers an informative and insightful look at the human and cultural history of one of the great cities of the world.


Chapter One: The Educated Traveller’s Guide, by Peter Hatlie
Chapter Two: Pope Leo I the Great (ca. 400–461, r. 440–61 ce) at the Basilica di S. Pietro and the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, by David Dawson Vasquez
Chapter Three: Saint Dominic de Guzmán (ca. 1170–1221 CE ) at the Basilicas of S. Marco al Campidoglio, San Sisto Vecchio, and Santa Sabina, by Sr. Catherine Joseph Droste, O. P.
Chapter Four: John Keats (1795–1821 CE ) and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822 CE ) at the Keats-Shelley House and the Cimitero Acattolico, by Andrew Osborn
Chapter Five: Julius Caesar (100–44 BCE ) at the Teatro di Pompeo, Rostra, Tempio del Divo Giulio, and Basilica Giulia, by David Sweet
Chapter Six: Empress Livia (58 BCE –29 CE ) on the Palatino, by Elizabeth C. Robinson
Chapter Seven: Emperor Hadrian (76–138 CE ) at Castel Sant’Angelo, the Pantheon, and the Tempio di Venere e Roma, by Tyler Travillian
Chapter Eight: Pope Clement I of Rome (ca. 35–99 or 101, r. 88–99 or 101 CE ) at the Basilica di San Clemente, by John Norris
Chapter Nine: Emperor Constantine (ca. 277–337, r. 324–37 CE) at the Arco di Costantino, the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati, by Peter Hatlie
Chapter Ten: Pope Paul III (1468–1549, r. 1534–49 CE ), Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), and the Campidoglio, by Robert S. Dupree
Chapter Eleven: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–74 CE ) at Santa Sabina, the Angelicum, and the Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, by Fr. James Lehrberger, O. Cist.
Chapter Twelve: Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702–35 CE) at the Basilica di S. Pietro, Palazzo Muti, and the Basilica dei XII Santi Apostoli, by Roman Warden
Chapter Thirteen: Pope Urban VIII (1568–1644, r. 1623–44 CE ) at the Basilica di S. Pietro, Fontana del Tritone, and Palazzo Barberini, by Elizabeth Lisot-Nelson
Chapter Fourteen: John Henry Newman (1801–90 CE ) at the Palazzo di Propaganda Fide, Basilica di Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, and the Chiesa di S. Giorgio in Velabro, by Bernadette Waterman Ward
Chapter Fifteen: Philip Neri (1515–95 CE) at the Catacombe di S. Sebastiano, the Chiesa di San Girolamo della Carità, the Basilica di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, and the Chiesa Nuova, by Gregory Roper
Chapter Sixteen: Pope Julius II (1443–1513, r. 1503–13 CE) at the Basilica di San Pietro, the Musei Vaticani, and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, by Dustin Gish
Chapter Seventeen: St. Peter (ca. 10–64 CE ) and St. Paul (5–67 CE ) at the Basilica di San Pietro, the Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, and the Abbazia delle Tre Fontane, by Fr. Thomas Esposito, O. Cist.
Chapter Eighteen: Raphael Sanzio (1483–1520 CE ), Tommaso “Fedra” Inghirami (1470–1516 CE ), and Pope Julius II (1443–1513, r. 1503–13 CE ) at the Stanza della Segnatura (1508–11 CE ), by Clare P. Frank and William A. Frank
Chapter Nineteen: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564 CE ) at the Cappella Sistina, by Scott F. Crider
Appendix A: Concordance of Place Names
Appendix B: Timeline of the People and Places Mentioned in this Volume