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.
In the middle of Rome between the Palatine and Esquiline