By Tim Parks
Is Italy a united kingdom, or a unfastened association of warring states? Is Italian soccer a game, or an ill-disguised protraction of historical enmities?
Tim Parks is going at the highway to persist with the fortunes of Hellas Verona soccer membership, to pay a unique form of stopover at to a couple of the world's most lovely towns. this can be a hugely own account of 1 man's courting with a rustic, its humans and its nationwide activity. A booklet that mixes the pleasures of trip writing with a profound research of 1 country's mad, mad method of protecting itself entertained.
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The south chapel, S Aquilino, is a typical Late Antique imperial mausoleum, taking the form of a tall, two-storeyed octagon (fig. 15), and is a close copy of an older structure which until 1576 stood at the nearby church of S Vittore al Corpo, where it served as a chapel (fig. 126 The very similar S Aquilino probably dates to the reign of the emperor Gratian (367-83), and may well have served in the late fourth century as the mausoleum of the imperial family in the West (fig. 17). S Lorenzo's eastern chapel (fig.
Equally important, these holy tombs were to be made safely accessible to the faithful. 46 Here Satyrus, brother of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, was to lie beside the saint and await his resurrection, in the company of the martyr who would speak for him on the last day, and ensure a favourable outcome at the threshold of Paradise. S Vittore in Ciel d'Oro was not the only Milanese memoria to be con- 22 The Context of the Chapels in Italy and Istria verted into a funerary chapel for a Christian aristocrat.
109 The imperial period in Ravenna came to an end with the conquest of the Goths, who brought their Arian religion with them. Not surprisingly, there are few records of church building in this period,110 and none of chapels, other than those in the Orthodox and the Arian bishops' palaces. The Arian bishops' chapel has not survived. It must remain an open question whether any of the other structures mentioned by Agnellus were Arian in origin. 111 Evidently, knowledge of their heretical beginnings had been lost before Agnellus's time.
A Season With Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and...Goals! by Tim Parks