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|to such an extent that he could justifiably boast that he left in marble what he had |
found in brick. Cf. Dio 56.30.3–4: 'finally he said: “I found Rome of clay; I leave it
to you of marble.” He did not thereby refer literally to the appearance of its ...
|toward the end of his earthly days, Caesar Augustus liked to boast: "I found Rome |
a city of brick and left it a city of marble." More precisely, however, he left it a city
of travertine, a local limestone. This light-colored porous stone, which the ...
|It was, however, considered more excusable to use marble Theatre of in a public |
building and the magnificent ... had found Rome of brick Boast of and left it of
marble, Urbem . . . marmoream se relinquere, Auamt"t' quam lateritiam
|Suetonius prefaces this by saying that Augustus found fault with the city as not |
adorned befitting her imperial rule and ... was able to boast deservedly that he
was leaving to posterity a city clad with marble where he had found one of brick.
The passage explicitly identifies marble as the material which could adorn Rome
so as to reflect the greatness of its empire ... Certainly, to the extent that Augustus
left parts of the city whose dominant texture was marble, Luna marble made it
|Rome; Octavius/Augustus looked to the glory of Greece. And both chose the |
same stone medium to enshrine their reigns. Augustus is famous for boasting that
he “found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble,”11 but it would be more
|This emperor could boast that he had found Rome of brick, and left it of marble. |
The marbles of each new territory annexed to the Empire were brought at
enormous expense into the Imperial City. A quay, to which reference has already
|to. Rome. The Internationalist • www.internationalist.com • 617-354-7755 The |
Top 10 Guide to Rome The Internationalist ... Motto of Rome. 6. “I found Rome
brick and left it marble.” Caesar Augustus. 7. “Butchered to make a Roman
|“Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more.” Shakespeare, “Julius |
Caesar,” III,2 5. “The Roman Senate and the People (S.P.Q.R.).” Motto of Rome. 6
. “I found Rome brick and left it marble.” Caesar Augustus. 7. “Butchered to make
|The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America Glenn |
Hubbard, Tim Kane. province of Hispania (modern Spain and ... “I found Rome
brick, and left it marble,” Augustus boasted. His heirs did their best to match his ...
|Preparatory to Holy Year 1475 Sixtus rebuilt the ancient Pons Valentiniani as |
Ponte Sisto, Rome's first new bridge since ... Parodying the famous boast of the
emperor Augustus that he had found Rome brick and left it marble, a wit of the
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