A Sixteenth-Century Meteor in the Roman Forum

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199766895
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896745 | DOI:
A Sixteenth-Century Meteor in the Roman Forum

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While archaeologists such as Rodolfo Lanciani used inflammatory rhetoric to describe the destruction of antiquity in sixteenth-century Rome, this familiar criticism has also caused us to ignore crucial advances in Renaissance preservation practices. From Julius II and Bramante, to Leo X and Raphael, to Paul III and Latino Giovenale Manetti, preservation practices were steadily refined and improved during the first half of the sixteenth century.

Keywords: Rodolfo Lanciani; sixteenth-century Rome; Julius II; Bramante; Leo X; Raphael; Paul III; papal commissioner of antiquity

Chapter.  14735 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE)

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