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  • Romanae urbis situs, quem hoc Christi anno 1549 habet

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Pilgrims soon circulated about the urbis as though it were a theater; and for all intents and purposes it was indeed one huge stage, wherein souls were saved or condemned while the church cashed in, watching their coffers bloat from selling indulgences.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • It was of this rabble that Saint Jerome was thinking, no doubt, and of all these poor people and all these vagabonds and all these miserable people whence sprang the apostles and the martyrs, when he uttered this mysterious saying: “Fex urbis, lex orbis,” — the dregs of the city, the law of the earth.

    Les Miserables

  • Magna urbis utilitas cum perennes fontes muris includuntur, quod si natura non praestat, effondiendi,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4568] Multi Romam non ut urbem pulcherrimam, aut urbis et orbis dominum Octavianum, sed ut hunc unum inviserent audirentque, a

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Rhodes was besieged, [291] fossae urbis cadaveribus repletae sunt, the ditches were full of dead carcases: and as when the said Suleiman, great Turk, beleaguered Vienna, they lay level with the top of the walls.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Besides other fasti, the Romans had their fasti urbis, fasti rustici, which were calendars of the particular usages, and ceremonies of the city and the country.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Haec sunt Roma: viden velut ipsa cadavera tantaae urbis adhuc mundum, nixa est se vincere: vicit, a se non victumne quid in orbe foret. THE RUINS OF ROME.

  • Romani repertum sit, res illustres annalibus, talia diurnis urbis actis mandare.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • ‘Quod protenditur a limite Serrain urbis sitae ad mare Kolzum adusque viciniam Madian, et inde reflectendo per limitem tendentem in ortum urbis Hhegr, ad montem Tai trunseundo juxta tergum Yamamah ad mare Persicum, hoc totum ad Hhegiaz pertinet.’

    Travels in Arabia


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