Notes

Quotes

(*) Sociologist Franco Ferrarotti (Corriere della Sera, April 2, 2006). See the post Rome. Stepmother or Alma Mater?

(**) I Segreti di Roma, by Corrado Augias (Roman journalist and writer), Mondadori 2005, p. 13. See also the Wikipedia entry in Italian related to this work

(***) Ibidem

Pictures

1) The picture(s) of the Colosseum is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5. 2) The picture showing the lower parts of Pantheon interior, whose copyright holder is Jean-Christophe Benoist, is licenced under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

Published on September 10, 2007 at 6:15 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. [...] as a religious centre, like Mecca or Jerusalem, which makes her something far beyond Europe (*). Religion will not be a central topic here though, since I greatly respect all faiths but [...]

  2. [...] Spero in interventi di occidentali e non occidentali, perché Roma e i romani hanno una natura mediatrice che proviene dal Mediterraneo. Roma per certi aspetti è più mediterranea che europea. Comunque, già universale all’epoca degli antichi Romani, essa continua ad esserlo come centro religioso, come La Mecca o Gerusalemme, per cui Roma va ben oltre l’Europa (*). [...]


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