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Guide/Narrator: Colin FirthThe Page 99 Test: Death: Antiquity and Its Legacy.
Event: Sack of Rome in 1527 but there are many pivotal events and history makers in Rome's storied past worthy of more plays by Shakespeare or Racine or operas by Monteverdi or Purcell, including the martyrdom of St. Lawrence (258); the execution of Constantine's second wife Fausta and his son Crispus from his first marriage instigated by Constantine's mother Helena potentially for adultery (326); the meeting between St. Francis and St. Dominic in the church of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill in 1215; and the political fortunes of the populist leader Cola di Rienzo (1313-1354) that pitted him against the papacy and the powerful Colonna and Orsini families until his short-lived return to papal favour for assistance in returning power to Rome from Avignon.
Scene: Vatican Corridor to Castel Sant' Angelo
Pope Clement VII de' Medici (Privileged; Detached; Wavering): Daniel...[read on]
Writers Read: Mario Erasmo.
The Page 99 Test: Strolling Through Rome.
My Book, The Movie: Strolling Through Rome.