Statuesque Villa Adriana Reveals Rome’s Sumptuous Past

Jul 28, 2015 746

by Susan Nelson

When I pass statues from antiquity, whether in a museum or in the environment, my curiosity perks. Who were they? What were their names and how did they impact their world? Most were worshipped as mythical deities or emperors who were believed to have powers to effect an individual's life.

Whether their powers be good or bad, most everyone watched their step with all due respect. Villa Adriana, or Hadrian's Villa, is just 18 miles east of Rome on the edge of the Sabine Hills. While strolling through the villa, I was amazed at the huge complexity.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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