A Time in Rome

ISBN-10: 0099284952
ISBN-13: 9780099284956
Authors: Elizabeth Bowen
List price:

FREE return shipping at the end of the semester -


Elizabeth Bowen's account of a time spent in Rome between February and Easter is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city - its hisotry, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere. She describes the famous classical sites, conjuring from the ruins visions of former inhabitants and their often bloody activities. She speculates about the immense noise of ancient Rome, the problems caused by the Romans' dining posture, and the Roman temperament, which blended 'constructive will with supine fatalism'. She envies the Vestal Virgins and admires the Empress Livia, who survived a barren marriage. She evokes the city's moods - by day, when it is characterized by golden sunlight, and at…    

Customers also bought

Product details

Publisher: Vintage Number of pages: 256 Dimensions: 4.37" wide x 6.62" long x 0.81" tall Weight: 0.418 lbs.