Leaf 86 - Domus P. Valerii Publicolae
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Publius Valerius Publicola (died 503 BC)
The House of Publius Valerius Publicola. In the sixth century BC, after banishing the monarchy, there was a power struggle between Tarquin the Proud and Lucius Junius Brutus. Brutus won, but his victory was short lived as he died in battle. Publius Valerius emerged and became the sole ruler of Rome. He called himself the Consul and not emperor.
Publius Valerius had a large house on the top of the Caelian Hill, a place where many wealthy people lived. But when he heard criticism about how he had aspirations to be emperor, he moved his house to the bottom of the hill to demonstrate he was a friend of liberty. He passed laws that made him quite popular and he was called Publicola or the peoples’ friend.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page title in Italian: Casa di Valerio Publicola.
Leaf 86 Recto and Verso.
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