Flames of Rome: A Novel by Paul L. Maier

By Paul L. Maier

A madman who murders his manner into strength lusts for ever-greater glory and domination. A capital urban awash with corruption, sensuality, and political intrigue is on the flash element. And stuck among the crushing currents of heritage are a brand new yet transforming into non secular workforce referred to as the fans of ways. Award-winning historian and best-selling writer Paul L. Maier has created a compelling form of documentary fiction, utilizing purely recognized ancient occasions and folks to convey to existence first-century Rome in all its extra, treachery, and madness. this is often the Rome that the apostle Paul visits, the place he’s put on trial, and that is eternally replaced via his testimony and witness. Maier takes readers into the court of imperial justice and into the houses of the folks being affected by the hot religion they’ve encountered to solutions questions reminiscent of: How did Christianity first succeed in Rome? Why did Paul need to wait years for trial and used to be he condemned or let out? Why does the recent testomony account in Acts finish so unexpectedly? Who set fireplace to Rome and why did Nero persecute Christians so horribly? Following the the relations of Flavius Sabinus, mayor of Rome lower than Nero Maier captures the entire drama and stress of the political conflicts that precede and stick to the good hearth of Rome, and the epic political and spiritual clashes of the world’s capital. this is often the sensational tale of pagans at their worst—and Christians at their top. Readers won’t are looking to positioned it down.

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Its capital is the port of Trieste. The area is filled with art from the Roman, Byzantine, and Romanesque-Gothic eras, and many of the public buildings (especially in Trieste) might remind you of Vienna. MILAN, LOMBARDY & THE LAKE DISTRICT Flat, fertile, prosperous, and politically conservative, Lombardy is dominated by Milan just as Latium is dominated by Rome. Lombardy is one of the world’s leading commercial and cultural centers, and it has been ever since Milan developed into Italy’s gateway to northern German-speaking Europe in the early Middle Ages.

Notable works include the bronze Chimera at Florence’s archaeology museum, carved alabaster urns and the elongated bronze statuette Shade of the Evening in Volterra’s Guarnacci museum, and terra-cotta sarcophagi covers of reclining figures in museums across Tuscany and in Rome’s Villa Giulia. Some tomb paintings also survive at Tarqunia in Lazio and Chiusi in Tuscany. ART 101 19 • Roman. Along with an army of also-ran statues and busts gracing most archaeological collections in Italy, you’ll find a few standouts.

P L A N N I N G Y O U R T R I P T O I T A LY see the villas of Andrea Palladio where 16th-century aristocrats lived; and Padua, with its Giotto frescoes. The region of Trentino–Alto Adige is far richer in culture, artistic treasures, and activities than the Valle d’Aosta (see “Piedmont & Valle d’Aosta,” below), and its ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo, is far more fashionable than Courmayeur in the northwestern corridor. Its most interesting base (especially if you want to see the Austrian version of Italy) is Trent (Trento), the capital of Trentino.

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