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... 509BC. The city's influence and territories grew throughout a range of local conquests and alliances from there, after finally defeating Carthage (nth Africa) following 3 extremely taxing wars, including Carthage Spain, and then on too Macedonia, the kingdom come republic entered a long period of civil strife that lead to the rise of the Roman Empire. The 1st dynasty was the "Julian" dynasty, not quite successfully commenced by Julias Caesar (who had 1st ruled ...
... amphitheater is the first permanent amphitheater and took eight years to build. It was the site of gladiatorial fights, wild animal fights, and it was connected to the site where gladiators lived and trained. Although all we see are bricks on the facade and interior, it used to be made of various materials - bricks, marble, and travertine - but much of the theater was turned into a quarry for building materials, and later people stole the iron clamps from the ...
... for a different perspective. Once we'd absorbed all we could of its crumbling grandeur, we made our way to the exit and back towards the Palatine Hill (which was now closed).
We kept on around the corner to the CIrcus Maxiumus which I'm afraid to say is nowhere near as fun as it sounds! Not even when I tell you that it is an ancient chariot racing track like in Ben Hur - nope, today all that remains is a somewhat unkempt and unremarkable ...
... nice and easy and I was off the plane with baggage in tow within 15 minutes. Amazing. I'm so glad I had arranged a car service since I was starving. Got to the hotel which is simply stunning. My room looks like one of the rooms from the Madrid Palace. And I have another balcony! Very fun. Enjoyed a nice GF pasta dish at the hotel bar and met a girl from Tampa here for business. She's nice and we make plans to get dinner on Friday evening.
... it looked small compared to what you would expect from the outside view. Again, very little time spent because of crowds and lack of interest. Rather, I popped a squat right outside at the fountain that faced the Pantheon to people watch. Here I was minding my own business when a club promoter comes up to me, and I refused. He became irate and yelled expletives about how awful of a person I was. Cool. And at the moment, my day was ruined. There was no more enjoying Rome. I spent ...
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