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Roma Sotterranea, or, An account of the Roman catacombs

Giovanni Battista de Rossi

Roma Sotterranea, or, An account of the Roman catacombs

especially of the cemetery of St. Callixtus

by Giovanni Battista de Rossi

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Published by Longmans, Green in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous edition published, 1869.

Statementcompiled from the works of commendatore de Rossi with the consent of the author by J. Spencer Northcote and W.R. Brownlow.
ContributionsNorthcote, J. Spencer., Brownlow, W. R.
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13852214M

Since most Christians and Jews at that time belonged to the lower classes or were slaves, they usually lacked the resources to buy land for burial purposes. Junedaughter of Joseph Ruscombe Poole, solicitor, of Bridgwater, and had issue three sons and three daughters, all of whom predeceased him. PACE The freedmen of Petronia Auxentia, the highly born lady clarissimae feminaewho died at the age of thirty, made the grave where she rests in peace. Another aid in determining the age of a fresco is given by the site in a catacomb where a picture has been painted, whether in the oldest part or in a later addition. There were up to four levels of passageways, connected by stairwells.

The reliefs on the sarcophagi show the little Child lying in the manger with the Virgin sitting near by on a knoll; behind her stands Joseph while the ox and ass are placed to one side, and above shines the star that guides the Wise Men. The next three years were spent at Clifton, and were devoted mainly to literary work. This book must have been rated highly by the English physician and philosopher Sir Thomas Brownefor copies in both Italian and Latin can be found in his library. Consequently there is no catacomb around the grave of St. Apparently OstrogothsVandals and Lombards that sacked Rome also violated the catacombs, presumably looking for valuables.

For this reason Pope Paul I began to transfer the remains of the martyrs to the churches of the city; the work was continued by Paschal I and Leo IV Its full title is "Roma Sotterranea, opera postuma di Antonio Bosio Romano, antiquario ecclesiastico singolare de' suoi tempi. The structure has two entrances, one on via Syracuse and the other inside Villa Torlonia. The second, called by some "tomb of the Innocentiores" a burial club which owned ithas a refined stucco ceiling, Latin inscriptions in Greek characters, and a graffito with the initials of the Greek words for " Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour ". He also published: 4. Among his works are: "Roma Sotterranea" in three volumes; "Inscriptiones christianae" in two volumes, and numerous scattered pamphlets and articles; he also founded and edited the "Bullettino de archeologia christiana" since


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Roma Sotterranea, or, An account of the Roman catacombs book

Antonio Bosio

This naturally put an end to burial in the catacombs. Its full title is "Roma Sotterranea, opera postuma di Antonio Bosio Romano, antiquario ecclesiastico singolare de' suoi tempi. They are looked after by the Benedictine nuns of Priscilla.

The mother, Eucharis, and the father, Pius, erected the gravestone to her. It must have been very easy to get lost, and this would have been quite an adventure because the catacombs were pitch dark, except for occasional places where vertical air shafts let some faint light into the lower levels.

This is the origin of the Christian catacombs. Peter; the faithful who wished to have their last resting-place near the tomb of the Apostle were buried close to the surface of the ground. After the tenth century the catacombs were abandoned and forgotten.

There is in the catacomb of Callistus a painting of a large fish; close before or above the fish is a woven basket on the top of which lie round loaves of bread; the front part of the basket has a square opening in which is seen a glass containing red wine.

Bosio began the systematic exploration of subterranean Rome and thus became a precursor of the science of Christian archaeologyan inspiration to Giovanni Battista de Rossi. The engravings that accompanied the volume are of little use to the modern archaeologist.

This is evident both from the hypogoeum of the Flavian family, which has horizontal niches to the right and left for the sarcophagi, and from the stelae with symbols or inscriptions that are Christian in character, although, as is easily understood, such telae are not numerous.

Certain fixed types are repeated in manifold forms, so that one explains another. In he was made canon of St. Catacombs of San Lorenzo[ edit ] Built into the hill beside San Lorenzo fuori le Murathese catacombs are said to have been the final resting place of St.

The Roman catacombs, on the other hand, are the real deal. In the early centuries after the death of Christ, the Christians and Jews were a small minority in pagan Rome. When Giovanni Battista de'Rossi came to publish the first volume of his classic study of the Roman Christian catacombs in ,not only did he consciously adopt Bosio's title adding merely the suffix cristianahe also famously baptized the latter as "our Columbus," thereby clearly identifying the founder of his discipline.

This image of the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus was published in the late 19th century in the Nordisk familjebok, a Swedish encyclopedia. As secular art fell into decay Christian art experienced the same decline. People entering the catacombs had to bring lamps or torches. Through the early years of his presidency Oscott College prospered.

Senator at Albano; the former has some importance on account of its epitaphs, the latter on account of its paintings. The last pictures painted in the catacombs are some executed in the ninth century in the crypt of St. A large number of the lamps of this period are ornamented with pictures of animals the lion, peacock, cock, hare, fishshells, trees, geometrical designs, for both Christian and heathen potters chose ornaments without a religious character in order to offend neither Christian nor pagan customers.

Special reference should be made to the representations of the Eucharist in connection with the multiplication of the bread when the Lord fed the multitude with the loaves and fishes.

Pusey, and his doubts of the Anghcan position increased.Sep 30,  · (Image credit: Roma Sotterranea, ) A fresco from Rome showing what appears to be an early account of Jonas and the whale. In this depiction the "whale" has a head in the shape of a. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Roma sotterranea; or, An account of the Roman catacombs especially of the at the best online prices at eBay!

Free delivery for many products! Roma Sotterranea by James Spencer Northcote, Roma Sotterranea: Or, an Account of the Roman Catacombs, Especially of the Cemetery of San Callisto, Volume 1.

Paperback; This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were.

The catacombs of Rome as illustrating the church of the first three centuries by: Kip, William Ingraham, Published: () Roma sotterranea, or, Some account of the Roman catacombs, especially of the cemetery of San Callisto by: Rossi, Giovanni Battista de, Sep 11,  · In Giovanni Battista de Rossi () dedicated the first volume of La Roma sotterranea cristianato Rome's "second Damasus," the Risorgimento pope, Pius IX ().

1 The comparison is still striking. The new Christian archaeology, then so furiously revealing subterranean shrines and ancient tombs originally discovered or lavishly embellished by the "first" Damasus ( Cited by: Rossi, Giovanni Battista de.

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Spencer. & Brownlow, W. R.Roma sotterranea; or, Some account of the Roman catacombs, especially of the cemetery of San Callisto. Compiled from the works of commendatore de Rossi, with the consent of the author.