Rambles in Rome
An Archaeological and Historical Guide
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, VILLAS, CHURCHES, AND ANTIQUITIES OF ROME AND THE CAMPAGNA.
he object of our work is to describe in a practical manner the points of interest in and around the Eternal City. One half of our life has been spent in studying Rome on the spot. For our guides we have had the classic authorities and recent excavations; and it has been with us a labour of love to work out from our authors the meaning of the ruins uncovered, and impart the information thus obtained to others.
The excavations of the last few years have thrown an entirely new flood of light upon the existing remains and Roman history, and have proved beyond doubt that there is a great deal more truth in the early history of Rome than has generally been supposed. It has been our privilege to watch the excavations year after year, and elucidate the remains found; and our labours have been rewarded with some not unimportant discoveries. We state nothing without citing classic authority to bear us witness, and the authority so cited agrees in a marvellous way with the ruins discovered. We feel that our efforts have been appreciated by the many hundreds whom we have iv guided to these classic spots, and we hope our book may be likewise valued by those who cannot come to Rome.
These Rambles will enable the visitor who is making a brief stay in Rome to see the principal objects of interest in a short time.
By following the instructions given much time will be saved, and the Rambler will not have to go over the same ground unnecessarily.
Visitors whose stay is limited to a few days should select the subjects they are most interested in; whilst others, who have "plenty of time," are advised to divide the Rambles according to the time at their disposal.
S. R. F.
Rome, December 1886.
List of Illustrations.
PLAN OF ANCIENT ROME, xxviii
PIAZZA DEL POPOLO, 3
COLUMN OF MARCUS AURELIUS, 7
TEMPLE OF NEPTUNE, 9
PLAN OF THE ROMAN FORUM, 17
THE ROMAN FORUM, LOOKING TOWARDS THE CAPITOLINE HILL, 19
THE ROMAN FORUM FROM THE CAPITOL, 23
DUILIAN COLUMN, 25
TEMPLE OF VESPASIAN, TABULARIUM, AND PORTICO OF THE TWELVE GODS, 29
DEATH OF VIRGINIA, 34
PLAN OF THE ROSTRA, AND TEMPLE-TOMB OF CÆSAR, 37
HADRIAN ADDRESSING THE PEOPLE FROM THE ROSTRA JULIA, 37
MARCUS CURTIUS LEAPING INTO THE GULF, 39
THE ROSTRA, 42
PLAN OF THE ROSTRA AD PALMAM, 45
RELIEF FROM THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE, 47
DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE, 51
PLAN OF THE ATRIUM VESTÆ, 53
PLAN OF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SACRA VIA, 57
PLAN OF THE HOUSE OF CÆSAR AND PORTICO OF PEARL-DEALERS, 61
PLAN OF THE PALATINE HILL, AND PALACE OF THE CÆSARS, 68
PLAN OF THE PALACE OF DOMITIAN, 80
PLAN OF THE HOUSE OF GERMANICUS, 81
PLAN OF THE BASILICA ON THE PALATINE, 82
ARCH OF TITUS, BEFORE RECENT EXCAVATIONS, 87
BAS-RELIEF ON THE ARCH OF TITUS, 88
ARCH OF TITUS, WITH THE META SUDANS, AND BASILICÆ OF THE FORUM OF CUPID, 90
ARCH OF CONSTANTINE, 93
THE COLOSSEUM, 97
EXCAVATIONS ON THE ARENA OF COLOSSEUM, 99
SECTION OF SEATS AND ARCHES OF THE COLOSSEUM, 102
S. PETER'S AND THE VATICAN, 107 vi
INTERIOR OF S. PETER'S, 111
THE FARNESE PALACE, 133
THE PAULINE FOUNTAIN, 139
THE PANTHEON, 151
INTERIOR OF THE PANTHEON, 153
BATHS OF AGRIPPA, 157
VIEW OF THE CAPITOL, 165
TEMPLE OF JUPITER CAPITOLINUS, 167
TARPEIAN ROCK, 168
PLAN OF THE PALAZZO DEI CONSERVATORI, 176
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