The theme of unity between Florence and Rome had already been symbolized allegorically in the decorative apparatus of a temporary theater built on the Capitoline
in Rome as the setting for Giuliano de' Medici's 1513 Investiture, a ceremony that bestowed Roman citizenship upon him and his nephew Lorenzo II "il Giovane" (1492-1519).
That meeting represented for Cicero the turning point from which all else followed, including presumably the slightly later vote to arrange for the publication of Caesar's chirographa--a vote in which both Cicero and Cassius could have participated, whereas on the 17th Cassius and his fellow conspirators did not come down from the Capitoline
until the evening after the Senate adjourned (Becht, p.
Especially after the pope died, the Capitoline
officials expanded their functions and even stood their ground against cardinals on jurisdictional issues.
Today a ceremony to present the restoration of the Sala degli Imperatori of the Capitoline
Museums was held at Romes Capitol in the presence of the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini, Romes Councillor for Cultural Growth Luca Bergamo and the Citys Superintendent of Cultural Heritage Claudio Parisi Presicce.
Most visitors do not notice the oak cabinet, never mind its miniature marble contents: they are too busy scouting out the acknowledged 'greats'--the neighbouring Capitoline
Gaul, for example, or the Capitoline
Venus (coyly presiding over her eponymous Gabinetto della Venere next door).
Paul III is, after all, the pope that commissioned Michelangelo to redesign the buildings and space of the Capitoline
Hill, to create the frescoes of the Crucifixion of Peter and the Conversion of Paul in the Pauline Chapel, to add the Last Judgment above the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, and to drive to completion St Peter's with its soaring dome.
Archivists have gathered them together for a unique exhibition, to be held in Rome's Capitoline
Museums, to mark 400th anniversary of the founding of the Secret Archives in their present form.
Nussdorfer's focus is on Rome's city notaries, known as the Capitoline
notaries, and she explores the impact of Sixtus V's decision in 1586 to transform an open and weakly-organized notarial profession into a group of thirty venal officeholders serving the tribunal of the senator.
Likewise, Rome's state museums could not avoid a comparison with the other museums already in existence in the city--the Capitoline
and the Vatican Museums above all.
Similarly, the statue known as the Capitoline
Antinous (see fig.