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"Fallacia alia aliam trudit"
(Publius Terentius - Andria IV, 4, 39-40)
"One deception brings another"
"In magnis et voluisse sat est"
(Propertius - Elegies II,10,6)
"In great things, it is enough even to have willed"
"Difficiles nugae"
(Martial - The Epigrams II, 86)
"Difficult trifles"

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  • Alchemical frescoes by Caravaggio at Casino Ludovisi

    When in 1599 the Cardinal Del Monte became owner of the vineyard near Porta Pinciana decided to put in a park and restored the villa so that it could host musical entertainment that he loved very much; but the Cardinal had another passion: dabbled in chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, or as it said then magia naturalis ...

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  • Fulvia Plautilla Empress

    She was the first wife of Caracalla from 202 to 205. She was born in 182 by Fulvius Plautianus who became Prefect of the Praetorian in 197 during the reign of Septimius Severus. In 198 Septimius joined his son Caracalla in power; Caracalla was 10 years old and he was betrothed Plautilla who had already 16 years; for the wedding they had to wait at least 14 years old of the groom and so Plautilla became Augusta in 202 ...

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  • Finnicella, began witch hunting

    Gregorovius said that June 28, 1424 on the Capitol Square was burned alive the sorceress Finnicella; it started so right from Rome the witch hunt that would bloodied all over Europe also end up in the New World ...

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  • Arch of Titus

    The Arch of Titus is one of two arches of the Roman Forum still intact. The other is the Arch of Septimius Severus that with the Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum and the Arch of Gallienus in Esquiline are the triumphal arches still visible and substantially intact in Rome ...

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  • Flavius Etius the last Roman general

    He was born in Durusturum, Moesia Inferior (modern Bulgaria) in 390 son of Gaudentius, a magister equitum of Shiite origin and of a noble and rich woman Italic; he began his career as a Praetorian and only 19 years old was already praetorian prefect. He was of average build but by energetic ways; knew several languages: the greek, Latin, Gothic and Hun because from 405 to 408 was given as a hostage to Alaric I, king of the Goths, from whom he learned to deal with the barbarians in peace and war and then sent to Rua chief Huns. The years passed between the Goths and the Huns fostered friendships with those people with whom later will partner or will face in battle ...

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  • The 10 most popular arguments at 2016
  • The discovery of the Ara Pacis

    The Ara Pacis Augustae was built between 9 and 13 B. C. to celebrate the Pax Romana achieved by Augustus after three years of victorious wars in Gaul ...

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  • Maxentius treasure

    In 1874 during the works for the construction of sewers in New Esquilino district discovered a buried compartment in the perimeter of the Villa Palombara ...

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  • The mosaics of the Gladiators

    The Borghese Gallery houses a splendid collection of mosaics floorings that depict the ludo gladiators. Cardinal Scipione Borghese was a patron, unprejudiced ...

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  • Militia Vigilum: the firefighters corp of ancient Rome

    Was the Emperor Augusto in 22 B.C. to introduce a true corp of firefighters. Initially it was formed by five hundred slaves put to the orders of an Aedile ...

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  • Alexandrina street

    Via Alexandrina was ordered by Pope Alexander VI who made enlarge the ancient Via Recta for the Jubilee in the year 1500; the road ran parallel with ...

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  • Temple of Hercules Olivarius

    The temple is the oldest still existing marble building in Rome and dates back to 120 B.C.; is located in the ancient Forum Boarium area where there was ...

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  • Theatre of Marcellus

    Theatre of Marcellus is perhaps the most ancient theater of which even today's architecture is visible; its construction was begun by Caesar, but ...

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  • Sacellum Cloacinae

    Legend has it that the Romans and the Sabines, after the battle of Lacus Curtius decided to unite the two peoples, and laid down their ...

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  • Venalicia, slaves markets

    The wealth of Rome stemmed from the conquered territories resources and from the organization of their exploitation and, between all the resources that ...

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  • Templum Martis in Clivo

    The oldest temple dedicated to the god of war, Mars, was located just outside the walls, past Porta Capena near the first miliarum the Via Appia, in a ...

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  • The 10 most popular arguments at December
  • Arch of Titus

    The Arch of Titus is one of two arches of the Roman Forum still intact. The other is the Arch of Septimius Severus that with the Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum and the Arch of Gallienus in Esquiline are the triumphal arches still visible and substantially intact in Rome ...

    Continue »


  • Tavern of the Saline

    Yet in the nineteenth century salt to Rome he came from the salt marshes of Ostia pond in sacks after they were transported by boats that sailed up the Tiber to Ripa Marmorata. Here the sacks were then loaded onto wagons and carried to the Salt warehouses that were on the slopes of the nearby Aventine ...

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  • Flavius Etius the last Roman general

    He was born in Durusturum, Moesia Inferior (modern Bulgaria) in 390 son of Gaudentius, a magister equitum of Shiite origin and of a noble and rich woman Italic; he began his career as a Praetorian and only 19 years old was already praetorian prefect. He was of average build but by energetic ways; knew several languages: the greek, Latin, Gothic and Hun because from 405 to 408 was given as a hostage to Alaric I, king of the Goths, from whom he learned to deal with the barbarians in peace and war and then sent to Rua chief Huns. The years passed between the Goths and the Huns fostered friendships with those people with whom later will partner or will face in battle ...

    Continue »


  • Fulvia Plautilla Empress

    She was the first wife of Caracalla from 202 to 205. She was born in 182 by Fulvius Plautianus who became Prefect of the Praetorian in 197 during the reign of Septimius Severus. In 198 Septimius joined his son Caracalla in power; Caracalla was 10 years old and he was betrothed Plautilla who had already 16 years; for the wedding they had to wait at least 14 years old of the groom and so Plautilla became Augusta in 202 ...

    Continue »


  • Alexandrina street

    Via Alexandrina was ordered by Pope Alexander VI who made enlarge the ancient Via Recta for the Jubilee in the year 1500; the road ran parallel with ...

    Continue »


  • The treasure of Baia

    In 1954 during excavation work to bring to light the ancient Baiae, in a room of the Baths of Sosandra were found many fragments of gypsum that you thought were the "forms" that the stone cutters and smelters used to make the statues with which buildings were decorated ...

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  • Alchemical frescoes by Caravaggio at Casino Ludovisi

    When in 1599 the Cardinal Del Monte became owner of the vineyard near Porta Pinciana decided to put in a park and restored the villa so that it could host musical entertainment that he loved very much; but the Cardinal had another passion: dabbled in chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, or as it said then magia naturalis ...

    Continue »


  • Finnicella, began witch hunting

    Gregorovius said that June 28, 1424 on the Capitol Square was burned alive the sorceress Finnicella; it started so right from Rome the witch hunt that would bloodied all over Europe also end up in the New World ...

    Continue »


  • Arcus of Malborghetto

    In the IV century A.D., at the intersection of the Via Flaminia with the road, which no longer exists, that linked Capena with Vejo was erected almost certainly an arch to celebrate Constantine's victory in the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 313 A.D. The battle began at Prima Porta, and ended with the defeat of Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge; The arch was built in the same place where, according to legend, was the camp of Constantine who here had a vision of the cross ...

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  • The discovery of the Ara Pacis

    The Ara Pacis Augustae was built between 9 and 13 B. C. to celebrate the Pax Romana achieved by Augustus after three years of victorious wars in Gaul ...

    Continue »


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