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


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

ISBN: 9781942401544


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.


1. Introduction by Peter Hatlie

2. Circus Maximus, the Aventine Hill and Testaccio
Pope Leo I “the Great” (ca. 400-461 CE) at St. Peter’s Basilica and the Church of John and Paul by David Dawson Vasquez
St. Dominic de Guzmán (1170-1221 CE) at San Marco al Campidoglio, San Sisto Vecchio and the Church of Santa Sabina by Sr. Catherine Joseph Droste, O.P.
John Keats (1795-1821 CE) and Percy B. Shelley (1792-1822 CE) at the Keats Shelley House and the Protestant Cemetery by Andrew Osborn
3. Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum
Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE) at the Theater of Pompey, Rostra and Temple of Divine Julius and Basilica Julia by David Sweet
Empress Livia (58 BCE-29 CE) on the Palatine Hill by Peter Hatlie
Emperor Hadrian (76-138 CE) at Castel San Angelo, the Pantheon and the Temple of Venus and Rome by Tyler Travillian
4. Churches of St. John Lateran, Quattro Coronati and San Clemente
Pope Clement I (c. 30-99 CE) and the brothers Cyril (c. 827-69) and Methodios (c. 825-88) at the Church of San Clemente by John Norris
Emperor Constantine (c. 277-337) at the Arch of Constantine, the Church of St. John Lateran and the Church of Quattro Coronati by Peter Hatlie
5. Capitoline Hill, Venezia, Via del Corso
Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-80 CE) on the Capitoline Hill by Robert S. Dupree
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74 CE) at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas— Angelicum by Fr. james Lehrberger, O.Cist.
Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702-35 CE at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Church of Gregory the Great, Borgo Sassi and Palazzo Muti “Balestra” by Andrew Moran
6. Spanish Steps and Piazza Barberini
Pope Urban VIII (1568-1644 CE) at St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Barberini and Palazzo Barberini by Elizabeth Lisot
John Henry Newman (1801-9) at the Palazzo di Propaganda Fide by Bernadette Waterman Ward
7. Pantheon, Pizza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori
Philip Neri (1515-95 CE) at the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, the Church of San Girolamo, the church of San Giovanni in Florentina and the Chiesa Nova by Gregory R. Roper
Pope Julius II (1443-1513 CE) at the Church of Peter in Chains, Vatican Museums and Via Giulia by Dustin Gish
8. St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican City
St. Peter (c. 10-64 CE) and St. Paul (5-67 BC) at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and the Abbey of Tre Fontane by Fr. Thomas Esposito, O.Cist.
Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) at the Raphael Stanze, Vatican Museums by William A. Frank and Clare Patricia Frank
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564 CE) at the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums by Scott Crider

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Peter Hatlie is a Professor of Classics, Dean, Director and Vice-President of the University of Dallas Rome Program, USA.

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