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10 books about Rome
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Raphael, Painter in Rome: A Novel by Stephanie Storey
This book was published last year by Arcade and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Another fabulous art history thriller by the bestselling author of Oil and Marble, featuring the master of Renaissance perfection: Raphael! Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces of the Renaissance. Here, in Raphael, Painter in Rome, Storey tells of its creation as never before: through the eyes of Michelangelo’s fiercest rival—the young, beautiful, brilliant painter of perfection, Raphael. Orphaned at age eleven, Raphael is determined to keep the deathbed promise he made to his father: become the greatest artist in history. But to be the best, he must beat the best, the legendary sculptor of the David, Michelangelo Buonarroti. When Pope Julius II calls both artists down to Rome, they are pitted against each other: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Ceiling, while Raphael decorates the pope's private apartments. As Raphael strives toward perfection in paint, he battles internal demons: his desperate ambition, crippling fear of imperfection, and unshakable loneliness. Along the way, he conspires with cardinals, scrambles through the ruins of ancient Rome, and falls in love with a baker’s-daughter-turned-prostitute who becomes his muse. With its gorgeous writing, rich settings, endearing characters, and riveting plot, Raphael, Painter in Rome brings to vivid life these two Renaissance masters going head to head in the deadly halls of the Vatican.
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
This book was published 5 years ago by Liveright and takes approximately 20.3 hours to read.
New York Times Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Finalist Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 Economist Books of the Year 2015 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015 A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" Atlantic). "
Ancient History: A Concise Overview of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome: Including the Egyptian Mythology, the Byzantine Empire and the Roman Republic by Eric Brown
This book was published 2 years ago by Guy Saloniki and takes approximately 6.0 hours to read.
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Rick Steves Italy 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide) by Rick Steves
Category: Travel Maps
This book was published 2 years ago by Rick Steves and takes approximately 41.4 hours to read.
From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, experience Italy with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Italy 2020 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato How to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals) Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on Venice, Padua, the Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, the Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2020. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy.
Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome (Build It Yourself) by Rachel Dickinson
This book was published 15 years ago by Nomad Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
Fifteen hands-on activities illuminate life in ancient Rome and help to explain how ancient Roman innovations and ideas about government, science, religion, sport, and warfare have shaped world history and our own world view. Original. $10,000 ad/promo.
Kids' Travel Guide - Italy & Rome: The fun way to discover Italy & Rome--especially for kids by Shiela H. Leon
This book was published 5 years ago by FlyingKids and takes approximately 2.4 hours to read.
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The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps by Jessica Maier
This book was published last year by University of Chicago Press and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
"Rome may be renowned for individual sites like the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica, but its most captivating feature is its many overlapping-and surviving-layers of history. Over nearly 3,000 years, the Rome of the Caesars has given way to the Rome of the Popes, the Rome of the Grand Tourists, and several more incarnations down to the present. Along the way, it has also become perhaps the most frequently mapped city on the planet. This book is the first ever published to English to tell the story of Rome through its maps. Each chapter begins with a brief historical overview of one key era and features a selection of maps, details, digitizations, and other images-all produced in full color-that illuminate the themes of that era. From the city's first walls through its master plan for its third millennium, the Romes depicted in these maps all live on in the city that millions still visit and inhabit today"--
Antonius: Son of Rome by Brook Allen
This book was published 2 years ago by Dawg House Books and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
Desperate to redeem his family honor and carve a legacy for himself, Marc Antony vows not to let warring rebels, scheming politicians, or even an alluring young Egyptian princess stand in his path to glory.
Rick Steves Rome 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide) by Rick Steves
Category: Travel Maps
This book was published 2 years ago by Rick Steves and takes approximately 20.9 hours to read.
Explore ancient ruins and view Renaissance masterpieces in this truly modern Eternal City. Inside Rick Steves Rome 2020 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Rome Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias, cozy wine bars, and the perfect scoop of gelato How to connect with local culture: Indulge in the Italian happy hour tradition of aperitivo, savor a plate of cacio e pepe, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and sights like the Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and Pompeii Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Rome 2020. Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Rome.
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