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Teodora Berenice Some of them have an indivisible existence whilst others contain contradictions, some are more ethereal and others much more tangible, but all of them are real in the imagination and only inhabit an abstract space.
E il momento di svolta: come nella trasfigurazione di una citta calviniana (Marozia
tra le altre), la nevicata rivela per una breve frazione temporale il Raccordo Anulare come il luogo di un'identita che si puo rivelare attraverso l'immagine del suo vuoto, inducendo cosi all'ascolto di chi lo abita.26
IT IS said two noble ladies called Theodora and Marozia
ruled the papacy of the 10th century, and that it was Theodora who created John X.
Eventually Rome became controlled by the tyrannical Roman and barbaric Lombard families who dominated Italy and the papacy, the most shameful being the rule of the Roman matron Marozia
, concubine of popes Sergius III and John X, whose son became Pope John XI.
He is out of the Storm Bird mare Marozia
, who won a Lingfield 1m4f handicap for John Gosden and Sheikh Mohammed.
Solo Clarissa, procedendo nella lettura del manoscritto D.U., comincia confusamente a percepire la natura metanarrativa della realta stessa; cio la portera ad entrare in simbiosi con Marozia
, il suo alter ego, e questo le causera notevoli problemi in seguito.
Browning relies here on an offshoot of research by his father into the history of the Roman senatrix Marozia
and her family's influence on the papacy.
Two extraordinary women ruled both the city and the papacy, Theodora and her daughter Marozia
, the probable model for the later legend of Pope Joan.
Then Theophylact's daughter Marozia
took over the family business.
The cadaver synod does not sound like a suitable scene for a child of 6, but Marozia
, no ordinary kid, would go on to be "granddaughter of one pope, mistress of a second, the mother of a third, the aunt of a fourth and the grandmother of a fifth."
Zizola recalls the almost incredible trajectory of the frequently-tumultuous line of Roman bishops - some saints, some scoundrels, many worthy, countless mediocre, a series of 11th-century young scamps appointed by the dowager Marozia
, along with great medieval pontiffs from Gregory I and the monk Hildebrand as Gregory VII to Innocent III and Eugene IV - before describing the magnificent as well as scandalous accomplishments of the renaissance pontiffs and winding down with an account of the extraordinary 20th-century popes.