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 The Capitoline
Thus the hill was entitled the Capitoline, or Capitol Hill in English (and Campidoglio in Italian).
It was the highest and rockiest hill in Rome, bordered on all sides by sharp cliffs.
Even at the height of Rome's power, the Capitoline was still considered the citadel of the city, and citizens could flee there in case the city's walls were breached by an invading army.
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 Capitoline Hill - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Capitoline Hill or Capitol, highest of the seven hills of ancient Rome, historic and religious center of the city.
In the center of the square is the ancient equestrian bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
Il Vittoriano, situated on the slopes of the Capitoline Hill, this monument celebrates Italian independence and is the expression of the Risorgimento.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-capitoli.html   (376 words)

 Romeguide - Capitoline Hill, Campidoglio, Rome
From earliest times on, the Capitolione hill (or Campidoglio) was the centre of the political, social, and religious life of Rome.
Formerly in the Lateran square, the Marcus Aurelius was moved to the Capitoline in 1538 and had not apparently been previously taken into consideration by Michelangelo as decoration for the square.
The staircase of the Capitoline with the statue of the Dioscuri and the Palzza Senatorio
www.romeguide.it /MONUM/STORICI/capitoline_hill/capitolium.htm   (604 words)

 U. S. Congress - A Pagan Society
3 The temple of Jupiter Maximus at Rome, on the Capitoline hill.
The smallest of the 7 hills of Rome.
The temple of Jupiter at Rome on the Capitoline hill [Capitol Hill; the "Hill"].
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 Untitled Document
This Capitoline Hill is the smallest among the seven hills that is found in the boundaries of
The muddy hill which used to have two gawky buildings forming 83° angle adjacent to each other was turned into the most important place in the country because there now lies the center of political, social, and religious life of Rome.
hill is one of the unique work of Michelangelo which he carefully designed in such a way that the existing structures would be protected and be a part of the design.
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 Basic Rome City Topography:ALRItkwRom101BasicTopo.html
The Capitoline Hill has two summits, the Capitoline proper to the south and the Arx to the north, with the Asylum on the ridge between them.
Viminal Hill (Viminalis = Viminale) The Viminal is a smaller ridge between the Quirinal Hill and the Esquiline Hill.
Pincian Hill (Pincius) The Pincian Hill is to the north of the Quirinal Hill, overlooking the Campus Martius.
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 Capitoline Hill
In Rome, both ancient and modern, a confusion factor is added by using the word "hill" to describe both the ridges and isolated hills: the Quirinal, Viminal, Esquinal, and Caelian are actually ridges, and the Aventine, Palatine, and Capitoline are "loose end" hills.
The contours of the Capitoline Hill have been softened, mostly by human activity, in the intervening centuries and it's now hard to see how very defensible the hill was in ancient times: the slopes are much more gradual now, and the level of the central saddle has risen by about seven meters.
The early Romans, seeking to increase their population and the size of their fighting force, advertised that fugitives (essentially, the male criminal element from other towns) would be welcome to settle and serve a probationary (and perhaps quarantine) period in the Asylum.
www.mmdtkw.org /VCapitoline.html   (1082 words)

 Capitoline Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The occupation of the hill by the Romans was a decisive move in the development of the city.
The strategic position of the Capitoline Hill made it a bulwark in the centre of river-and land connections.
The Capitoline Hill is the smallest hill of the seven hills of Rome, but it is also the most famous hill.
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 capitoline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is the highest of the seven hills of Rome and also the historic and religious center of the city.
On the north side of the hill was the citadel and on the other side overlooking the Forum was the Tabularium, where the state archives were met.
State criminals were hurled to their death from Tarpeian Rock until the 1st century A.D. In the middle ages, the Capitoline Hill remained the political center of Rome.
abacus.bates.edu /~mimber/Rciv/Triumph/capitoline.html   (210 words)

The Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) is the smallest but most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome.
The entire hill was redesigned by Michelangelo in 1534 in honor of Charles V's planned visit to Rome in 1536.
The Cordonata is Michelangelo's monumental stairway connecting the low-lying Campus Martius to the Capitoline Hill and the Piazza Campidoglio.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The hill's importance as a sacred site in antiquity had largely been forgotten due to its medieval transformation into the seat of the secular government and the headquarters of the Roman guilds.
Therefore reestablishing the Capitoline Hill and the dream of the restoration of ancient glory, as the Hill had previously been the apex of the earliest settlers and the major temples of imperial Rome.
When Michelangelo embarked on his journey to redesign the Capitoline Hill, two buildings were already in existence, the 12th century Palazzo del Senatori and the Palazzo del Conservatori.
www.muc.muohio.edu /~studio/benson/CAMPIDOGLIO/ARC.html   (705 words)

 Capitoline Hill and Museum - Rome, Italy
The Capitoline Hill is where the city's first and holiest temples stood, including its most sacred, the Temple to Jupiter and the Capitoline Triad: Jupiter, Juno, and their daughter Minerva.
When the Celtic Gauls raided Rome in 390 BC, the Capitoline Hill was the one section of the city to evade capture by the barbarians.
In ancient times, the Capitoline Hill's main features were the Temple of the Capitoline Triad and the Tabularium (hall of records), where the city's archives were kept.
www.sacred-destinations.com /italy/rome-capitoline-hill-and-museum.htm   (871 words)

 Palatine hill, monuments of Rome, monuments of Rome, Italy
The Palatine Hill was the most ancient part of Rome.
Later the hill was inhabited by wealthy and rich Romans who, attracted by the splendid position, built here their own villas and palaces.
Today the only part fairly preserved of the buildings dating back to those times is the "House of Livia", faithful wife of the first Roman emperor who closed in self exile after the death of her beloved husband till the last of her days.
www.activitaly.it /inglese/monument/palatino.htm   (588 words)

 Rome - Capitoline, Palatine and Caelian Hills
The Quirinal Hill, the most northern of the seven hills, lies beyond the range of our vision to the left or to the north.
Just beyond and between the two hills last pointed out, the Palatine and the Capitoline, lies the Roman Forum, extending, as our map shows, from the building beneath the Capitol Tower on the Capitoline Hill off to the right toward the Colosseum.
That is, while remaining at this same place on the Janiculum Hill we shall turn so far toward the right, or south, that the solid building on the Caelian Hill now on our extreme right will then be at the extreme left of our field of vision.
www.oldandsold.com /articles26/rome-3.shtml   (2729 words)

 Popular sites in Rome: Capitoline Hill | Europe Travel Blog
As being one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome, it is now popular for the ancient remains, which expressively show the use of urban spaces during the Roman Age.
Nevertheless the smallest among the hills of Rome, from earliest times the Capitoline Hill was Rome's centre of political, social, and religious life.
There are several typical sightseeings situated at the Capitoline Hill, including museums and palaces with art galleries, sculptures, and frescoes.
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 Roma: Il Campidoglio
Later, during the age of family feuding, a fortress was built into the remains of the Tabularum, a building in which Roman magistrates had held their meetings.
In 1536 the Farnese pope, Paul III, commissioned Michaelangelo to improve the appearance of the piazza on the hill, and Michaelangelo responded by designing a highly original piazza whose surface is covered by an intricate geometric pattern.
At the centre of the piazza is an equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, which is a reproduction of the one that stood here for centuries only to be removed a decade ago for restoration and preservation.
www.romainteractive.com /campdoli.htm   (660 words)

 Where The Rivers Meet: Capitoline Wolf
The Capitoline Wolf was given to Georgia's Rome in 1929 by Benito Mussolini.
The statue is an exact replica of the Etruscan art that stands in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy.
This statue of the Capitoline wolf, as a forecast of prosperity and glory, has been sent from Ancient Rome, to New Rome during the consulship of Benito Mussolini in the year 1929.
www.romegeorgia.org /capitolinewolf.asp   (478 words)

 Piazza Campidoglio by MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
Unique among Michelangelo's achievements was the architectural conquest of the Capitoline hill, that is to say, the depression between the ancient temple of Juno Moneta - who had survived as the Madonna of Aracoeli - and that of Jupiter Capitolinus.
On the top of the sacred hill the master created in effect a model of the timeless, spaceless ideal universe.
And it was a mistake to smother the sides of the Cordonata, the gently rising staircase of the Capitol, with all kinds of plants.
www.wga.hu /html/m/michelan/5archite/late/1campid1.html   (326 words)

 Capitoline Hill
The strategic position of the Capitoline Hill, with respect to both the Tiber River and overland communications, makes it a natural fortress.
The main entrance to the Capitoline is on the south-eastern side, towards the Forum, reached by the Capitoline Clivus (slope).
The southern tip of the Capitoline Hill has the Rupe Tarpea - the Tarpeian Rock.Traitors and condemned criminals are thrown to their death from the cliff.
www.historywalker.com /officialpaper/1/HistRomCap.html   (335 words)

 Capitoline Museums - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Capitoline Museums (Italian Musei Capitolini) are a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the famous Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy.
The statue of a mounted rider in the centre of the piazza is of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
The Capitoline Museums are composed of three main buildings surrounding the Piazza del Campidoglio and interlinked by an underground gallery beneath the piazza.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Capitoline_Museums_and_Piazza_del_Campidoglio   (873 words)

 Cultural Walk in Ancient Rome
The Capitoline became the center of civic life early on because rock cliffs surrounded it, making it easy to defend.
The building on your left and the building on your right compose the Capitoline Museum, one of the world’s oldest public art collections The Palazzo Nuovo on your left, has busts of sixty-five of the ninety nine Roman Emperors …exhibited in order.
The Romans took refuge on the Capitoline and were awakened by Juno’s honking geese when the Gauls tried to sneak up the hill.
www.bellewstours.com /rome_read1.htm   (2900 words)

 Slow Travel Italy - Accessible Rome, Capitoline Museums. Mouth of Truth, Circus Maximus
The Capitoline Museums were the Smithsonian of the 14th through 18th centuries for Italians.
If you consider the Vatican Museums to be the "sacred" then the Capitoline became the "profane" when Pius V donated all pagan images from the Vatican to the Capitoline.
At the bottom of the Campodoglio Hill on the Via del Teatro Di Marcello is the Theater of Marcellus (Teatro Di Marcello).
www.slowtrav.com /italy/accessible/rome/capitoline.htm   (1346 words)

 Rome - Italy
It is the highest hills of the seven hills of Rome (remember that Rome s also called “The City of the Seven Hills”?) and the most famous.
The Capitoline Hill was the site a temple for the Capitoline Triad, considered one of the most beautiful temples in the city.
He reversed the classical orientation of the Capitoline to face the Christian church of St.
www.calpoly.edu /~kcharles/travel/rome-italy.html   (854 words)

 A STROLL IN ST. SABA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This hill is made of two peaks, the Aventinus close to the river and the Little Aventinus or San Saba (after the church) in the interior.
Walls were erected during the republican period and in the map drawn by Rodolfo Lanciani at the end of the XIXth century you can see them crossing the two peaks (in the map fl means Roman Rome and red means Christian Rome).
In 1909 the hill of San Saba was chosen for a new development.
www.ststephens-rome.com /neigh.htm   (920 words)

 Detail Page
The smallest of the seven hills of Rome.
The Area Capitolina was the irregularly shaped precinct (sacred area) of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and seems to have surrounded the temple of the Capitoline Triad.
There were numerous other buildings on the Capitoline Hill, including the temples of Fides, Jupiter Feretrius, Jupiter Custos, Jupiter Tonans, Ops, Mens and Venus Erycina, as well as possibly those of Mars Ultor and Fortuna Primgenia.
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 Capitoline Hill by MICHELANGELO di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Capitoline Hill by MICHELANGELO di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Michelangelo set the seal on his plan by removing the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, which the Romans had long believed to be Constantine the Great, from the Lateran, and placing it on a pedestal of his design in the centre of the Capitoline hill.
As emblem of the Imperial power of Rome, the Caesar holding sway over a limitless area rises from the centre of the sun, whose twelve rays branch out into a linear pattern of multiple dimensions; by means of intersecting lines six times twelve concentric fields are obtained.
gallery.euroweb.hu /html/m/michelan/5archite/late/1campid3.html   (251 words)

 SigniferOne presents: the eternal City - Total War Center Forums
Same with Rome, I'm putting the 'capturing square' on the right side of the Capitoline Hill, where the citadel was historically.
That's the hill on the left side of which stands the temple (of Jupiter Optimus Maximus).
hose are the seven hills man. Oh, and that patch on the Caelian hill where the mountainsides break to form a green patch, that'll be the only pathway up that hill.
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