Death in the eternal city theresa johnson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers julia griffin encountered terrorism in europe in the 70s and 80s but never felt she would ever have to face the horror of bombed out buildings. The secrets of rome love and death in the eternal city corrado augias a lawrence jenkens on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from italys popular author corrado augias comes the most intriguing exploration of rome ever to be published in the mold of his earlier histories of paris. Rome is a paragon of the fight against death as the way into eternity how does a city go about embracing death the fact alone that death is inevitable even at times this looming presence does not seem to mandate its daily recognition so why intentionally weave death into the social fabric. The book is a kaleidoscope of vignettes from the history of the eternal city it like a whirlwind tour covers a large variety of sights but only lingers shortly on each point of interest the book is a little scattered and could use a unifying idea or strand to tie all of it together. In the mold of his earlier histories of paris new york and london augias moves perceptively through twenty seven centuries of roman life shedding new light on a cast of famous and infamous historical figures and uncovering secrets and conspiracies that have shaped the city without our ever knowing it
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