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Antitheses: Ancient and Modern Rome in Sixteenth-Century Imagery

Jessica Maier

in Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226127637
eISBN:
9780226127774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

In the late sixteenth century, mapmakers turned away from Bufalini’s timeless fusion as well as his ichnographic language in order to sift through the Roman palimpsest. Their desire to recreate the ... More


Roman Topography and Images of the City

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter treats the sixteenth-century study of Roman topography and antiquarian studies by antiquarians such as Bartolomeo Marliani. It also discusses a related activity, the creation of maps and ... More


Repairing the Acqua Vergine: Conflict and Process

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the complex effort undertaken in Rome to rediscover the entire course of an ancient aqueduct, the Acqua Vergine and to repair it in order to make it fully functional. It ... More


The beginnings of Hippolytus Romanus

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The hypothesis of a single ante-Nicean author in Rome or its environs has exerted a strong influence on Hippolytan studies since the beginnings of patristic scholarship. At present, it is one of ... More


Troubled Waters: The Tiber River

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the Tiber River at the center of Rome and Tiber River flooding, most importantly the flood of 1557. It discusses the varied sources of water available to the city and ... More


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