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Title: Review Article
Subtitle: New Studies on the Palatine in Rome
Author(s): PALOMBI, Domenico
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 96    Date: 2021   
Pages: 233-239
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.96.0.3289468

Abstract :
This important book proposes a diversified series of studies on the history, topography, architecture and on the material and symbolic image of the Palatine, integrating sources, methods and research perspectives of different nature, tradition and orientation. The picture that emerges brings relevant news for the knowledge of the 'hill of power' of Rome. At the same time, it highlights, sometimes in a striking way, the divergences in the documentation and in the reconstruction of the urban context and the consequent difficulties of the integration of this dossier in the historical reconstruction. The Palatine, from this point of view, constitutes an exceptional and very problematic case study that requires a serious reflection on the potentialities and the limits of the current historical research on ancient Rome.

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