Tiber
Eternal River of Rome
Bruce Ware Allen

University Press of New England



Contents

Introduction
• 1. GODS, KINGS, AND MEN
• Father Tiber
• Aeneas to Romulus and Remus
• Age of Kings
• Cloaca Maxima
• Three Heroes of the Republic
• Valesius, Ogulnius, and AsclepiusSalt
• Alien Gods
• Cui Bono? Roscius and the
Poena Cullei
• Cicero and the Woman
• Caesar and Cleopatra
• INTERLUDE: Tributary—Cremera
• 2. RIVER OF EMPIRE
• Naumachia
• Villas
• Augustus and His Tomb
• A Million Mouths to Feed
Annona, or the Dole
• Eighth Hill of Rome
• Stones
• How to Shift an Obelisk
• Canals
• Boats
• Suicide
• Lurid Tales of Nero
• Trajan and His Port
• Hadrian and His Tomb
• Later Mad Emperors
• INTERLUDE: Tributary—Anio
• 3. CHRISTIAN TIBER
• Crisis of the Third Century
• Zenobia
• Constantine and the Milvian Bridge
• A Million More Mouths
• Symmachus at Law
• Julian the Apostate
• Alaric the Goth
• Hadrian’s Tomb Undone
• Barbarians at the Gates
• Sidonius Apollinaris
• Belisarius’s Mills
• Procopius the Tourist
• Dragons
• Gregory the Great
• Saracens
• Laban/Balan
• Formosus
• Pornocracy
• INTERLUDE: Tributary—Nera
• 4. DARKNESS AND LIGHT
• Pope Joan
• Copper Bottom
• Prophecy of Malachy
• Nero—Frogs, Nuts, and Dams
• Dante at Ostia
• Cola di Rienzo
• Holy Years
• Of Law and the River
• Pontius Pilate
• Martin and Eugenius
• Isola Sacra
• Pius II Takes a Cruise
• Mattei and
i Soldati Rossi
Papstesel
INTERLUDE: Tributary—Clitumnus
• 5. RENAISSANCE
• Death of a Borgia
• Zambo
• Papal Boats
• The Richest Man in Rome
• Water Carriers
Potabile o non potabile?
Paolo Giovio and His Book of Fish
• Julius II and Urban Renewal
• Bartolomeo Brandano
• Cellini, the Sack of Rome, a Flood, and Prison
• Two Popes, Three Bridges, Four Heads
• Agnus Dei
• Michelangelo and His Bridge
• Grasshoppers
• Sport and Spectacle
• Two French Poets
• Floods
La Pimpaccia di Piazza Navona
Pope Leo’s Elephant
• INTERLUDE: Tributary—Chiana
• 6. MODERN TIMES
• Ostia and Portus Redux
• Porto di Ripetta
• Four French Painters
• The Duchess of Kingston
• Treasure
• In Search of Jewish Gold
• Fireworks
• Airborne
• Mastro Titta,
Er dilettante de Ponte
• Some Italian Poets
• French Polish
• English Rose
I Sacconi Rossi
Fishing for Wood
• Pius IX
• Toto Bigio
• Waterborne
• Airborne Two
• Two War Stories
• EPILOGUE.
Tevere incatenato
• Acknowledgments
• Notes
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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