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This was a segretj enjoyable book; and the better one knows Rome, the more one will enjoy it. Lo sono mooooolto meno se ad esempio si parla di Roma. Augias uses narrative vignettes to uncover some of the richness of Rome’s past.

He doesn’t segretti chronological order, but of course visitors don’t experience the city that way either; I really loved this book, primarily because it exactly suited my needs at the time. It is a book about Rome, written with soul and introspection.

Per ragioni personali ho impiegato quasi un mese a finire questo libro. La tecnica narrativa scelta viene spiegata attraverso una citazione che riporto liberamente: It is like reading a gossip book about historical figures.

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Libro molto interessante che spazia dalla storia all’arte. Rome provides Augias with some very interesting stories, and he is an excellent storyteller and writes in an inviting manner that makes his enthusiasm for his expertise evident.

I felt like every aguias had some insights about the history of the city of Rome, the people that have lived there over the years, and the scandals that have shaped it’s story. I wouldn’t want to use it for a class, but I might take it with me when I go back to Rome someday.

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Instead it felt like Augias included personal recollections within the context of the historical bits that didn’t always seem to make logical sense of why they were included. His other works include several essays about peculiar features of the world’s most important cities: Of course, antiquity, the Renaissance and World War II feature strongly, but stories from lesser known periods were new to me. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.

Trivia About The Secrets of Ro I also loved the use of architecture as a jumping-off point for several stories because in Rome, perhaps unlike anywhere else in the world, art and architecture are propaganda for religious and political agenda.

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 rooma and uncovering secrets and conspiracies that have From Italy’s popular author Corrado Augias augiax the most intriguing exploration of Rome ever to be published. This is the type of history book that can only be written by a native of the city that it is about.

With “I segreti di Roma”, Augias returns to the winning format of the earlier volumes on Paris, New York, and London to illuminate twenty-seven centuries of Roman history. Excellent overview of the Eternal City. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I guess like the aubias, it lives on, but it felt like we were going to get some sort of author’s closing thoughts to pull stories together to coalesce the history that ranged over 2, years. I am ready to go back and look for all these places on my own. Apr 25, Bill Gordon rated it it was amazing.

The stories highlight various bits of history and later, as I walked through Rome, I could recognize remnants of that history. If they were grouped together by location, or by period I think I would have connected with the stories a little bit more.


Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the mold of his earlier histories of Paris, New York, and London, Augias moves perceptively through twenty-seven centuries of Auglas 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.

Chapters can be read sequentially or not.

In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Fun reading in preparation for segdeti trip in March! An interesting passage about the influence of mythraeism on early Christianity. An interesting, anecdotal history of Rome, well-told even in translation but somewhat randomly organized. Devo dire che la prima volta che l’ho letto non mi ha entusiasmato, ma ancora non abitavo a Roma. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.

Hardcoverpages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. I read the majority of this book while I was sick in bed one weekend. Augias si interessa di numerosissimi argomenti, e ce li racconta con una scrittura limpida e coinvolgente, a tratti atmosferica. Books by Corrado Augias.

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