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Baroque Sites of Emilia-Romagna - Parma (Paperback) Loot Price: R185 Discovery Miles 1 850
Baroque Sites of Emilia-Romagna - Parma (Paperback): Books Llc
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Parma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Parma was already a built-up area in the Bronze Age. It has verified by now that in the current position of the city rose a terramare. The "terramare" (marl earth) were ancient villages in structural wood on pile-dwelling built according to a defined scheme and squared form, built on the dry land, generally in proximity of the rivers. During this age (among the 1500 BC and the 800 Be the first necropolises (placed where stand the present-day Piazza Duomo and Millstone Square) rose also. The city was most probably founded and named by the Etruscans, for a parma (circular shield) was a Latin borrowing, as were many Roman terms for particular arms, and Parmeal, Parmni and Parmnial are names that appear in Etruscan inscriptions. Diodorus Siculus (XXII, 2,2; XXVIII, 2,1) reported that the Romans had changed their rectangular shields for round ones, imitating the Etruscans. Whether the Etruscan encampment was so named because it was round, like a shield, or whether its situation was a shield against the Gauls to the north, is uncertain. The Roman colony was founded in 183 BC, together with Mutina (Modena); 2000 families were settled. Parma had a certain importance as a road hub over the Via Aemilia and the Via Claudia. It had a forum, in what is today the central Garibaldi Square. In 44 BC, the city was destroyed, and Augustus rebuilt it. During the Roman Empire, it gained the title of Julia for its loyalty to the imperial house. The city was subsequently sacked by Attila, and later given by the barbarian king Odoacer to his fellows. During the Gothic War, however, Totila destroyed it. It was then part of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna (changing name to Chrysopolis, "Golden City", probably due to the pre... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=24231


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-29415-4
Barcode: 9781156294154
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-29415-0

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