Esquiline


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Esquiline,

hill: see Rome before Augustus and Roman Empire under RomeRome,
Ital. Roma, city (1991 pop. 2,775,250), capital of Italy and see of the pope, whose residence, Vatican City, is a sovereign state within the city of Rome. Rome is also the capital of Latium, a region of central Italy, and of Rome prov.
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Esquiline

one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built
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By the end of the sixteenth century, Villa Montalto's vast acreage atop the Esquiline Hill constituted the largest estate bounded by the walls of Rome, declaring its owners' wealth through its sheer size.
The palace, named Domus Transitoria, was an architectural masterpiece, which stretched from the Palatine, where Nero first lived with his grand-uncle and adoptive father Claudius and his mother Agrippina, to the gardens of Maecenas on the Esquiline.
the dead buried in the common people's mass grave on the Esquiline,
It is narratologically significant, then, that elegy 4.8 opens with an etiologically coded invitation to the reader to "learn what happened last night along the watery Esquiline" (disce quid Esquilias hac nocte fugarit aquosas).
Already in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century the area of the Esquiline Hill was regarded as seedy, teeming with pickpockets and fortune tellers (Vidotto, Roma contemporanea 113).
The circular dining space, part of Nero's Golden Palace on Rome's Palatine, Esquiline and Caelian hills, was rotated by an impressive piece of machinery which "represents a unique element of Roman architecture", the National Centre for Scientific Research said in a statement.
Sure, the chances of the real emperor Commodus resembling Joachim Phoenix are slim, but then so are the chances of him resembling his ancient marble portrait-bust from the Esquiline Hill in Rome, which shows him in the guise of Hercules, or indeed his portrayal in primary sources such as Dio Cassius, Herodian and the Augustan History.
Stellar Cause (c Giant's Causeway-Stellar) is a great big, scopey, slightly backward, longstriding horse, who looks like he oozes with talent but is untried; Great Western (c Gone West - Pleasant Temper), a backward, scopey, well-bred type, is still maturing but has an awesome stride on him; Sultan's Way (c Indian Ridge - Roses From Ridey) is slightly backward but with a nice character and a big, long stride; and Clodoline (f Clodovil - Esquiline) is a nice, scopey filly from the second crop of a promising sire.
(21) The tower was located in the Esquiline hill, in the gardens of Maecenas.
Rome gradually became a garden city, its defensive walls breached by garden estates such as those of the illustrious Maecenas, whose Esquiline gardens spilled over, and thus appropriated, the Servian Wall.
The chosen location was a level region that rested between the Caelian, Esquiline and Palatine Hills.