When in Rome: An essay in ruins

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    Abstract

    Book One
    I. From the air, Rome pans flat across the coastal plain, a mosaic of fragments. Tiny squares radiate in concentric rings around ovals, bisected by vectored roads: pat-terns of organic growth within the linearity of ancient order. Swathes of green abut the orange, white and grey of clay, stone and concrete. As the plane tilts, the tiles resolve into rooftops, piazzas, cars and pave-ments, drawing me into a smaller, more human dimension.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)140-153
    Number of pages14
    JournalWesterly
    Volume62
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Rome
    • Roman History
    • Roman influence on literature

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