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Rome: Myths and Legends

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ANCIENT ROME

Heracles, Apollo and the deer Cerinite

The myth of Hercules is the story of aspiration that impels man to perfection since archaic times. He was born demigod to dominate the human world to ...

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Dioskouros

In the Forum, three solitary columns testify after 2500 years the cult of Rome for the Divine Castores, the Dioskouros (Dioskouroi), the heroes who conquered ...

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Rex Picus, myth and legends

Pico was one of the kings of the archaic Latium, son of Saturn and Feronia, he founded the towns of Alba Longa and Laurentum and therefore it is an ...

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The Hercules and Cacus myth

The Hercules and Cacus myth expresses the progressive insertion of the Hellenistic culture on the primordial Italic cultures: Hercules is the ...

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Tacita Muse

When the Romans borrowed from Greeks the cult of the Nine Muses the arts protectors, they had already a muse only Roman: Tacita ...

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The Lupa, Romolo and Remo

Tito Livio in the first book of Ab Urbe Condita assumes the difficult task of explaining the dinasty of the founder of Rome. Gods move the destinies ...

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MEDIEVAL ROME

Augustus treasure in Campo Martio

In the tenth century there were many pilgrims who for fear of world ending in the year Thousand went like penitents in St. Peter, but among them were also ...

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RENAISSANCE ROME
BAROQUE ROME
MODERN ROME