from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Italy, in the west-central part of the country on the Tiber River. Traditionally founded by Romulus in 753 B.C., it was ruled first by Etruscans, who were overthrown c. 500 B.C. The Roman Republic gradually extended its territory and expanded its influence, giving way to the Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus (27 B.C.-A.D. 14). As capital of the empire, Rome was considered the center of the known world, but the city declined when Constantine transferred his capital to Byzantium (323). Alaric I conquered the city in 410, leading to a lengthy period of devastation by barbarian tribes. In the Middle Ages the city revived as the spiritual and temporal power of the papacy increased. During the 1800s Rome was held at various times by the French until it became the capital of Italy in 1871. Vatican City remains an independent enclave within the confines of Rome. Population: 2,710,000.
- A city of central New York on the Mohawk River west-northwest of Utica. Because of its location as a portage point, the city was strategically important during the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. Population: 34,200.
- See Roman Empire.
- n. A variety of apple having round firm fruit with tough red skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A province of Latium, Italy.
- proper n. A city, the capital of the province of Latium and also of Italy.
- proper n. The Roman Empire
- proper n. The Catholic Church; The Pope (especially before the founding of the Vatican State).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of roam.
- To growl; roar.
- n. A Middle English form of room.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church
- n. capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
ROME -- On a recent afternoon, a group of American diplomats gathered on Rome
ROME — The ceiling of Nero's Golden Palace in Rome partially collapsed Tuesday, firefighters said.
ROME — The Vatican newspaper reported Saturday that a new Caravaggio painting may have been found in Rome, but cautioned that further analyses are required before it can be attributed for certain to the Italian master.
(AP) ROME — The earliest known icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul have been discovered in a catacomb under an eight-story modern office building in a working-class neighborhood of Rome, Vatican officials said Tuesday.
Giuseppe Giglia/European Pressphoto Agency ROME RIOT: Antigovernment protesters clashed with riot police Tuesday in Rome during demonstrations against proposed education cuts.
ROME — Environmentalists broke into power stations across Italy and shed their clothes in downtown Rome on Wednesday as world leaders discussed a new deal ...
ROME — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi faced angry protests and tough questions on human rights Thursday as he gave a speech at a Rome university ...
Also, whilst GoT will likely be more expensive than TREME and maybe BWE although I wouldn't be too sure about that, they are getting exceptional value for money, which they noticeably weren't by filming ROME in Rome.
ROME -- Officials from the Group of Seven leading nations spent the Valentine's Day weekend in Rome and emerged with something of a gift for Beijing: friendlier-than-usual language on China's currency, the yuan.
ROME -- Rome prosecutors have asked a court to shelve an investigation into whether Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly abused his office by ferrying personal guests to his private villa on state-financed flights.
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