For more than two thousand years Rome has been known as the Urbs Aeterna (Eternal City). The phrase was first penned by the Latin poet Albius Tibullus (c. 55 BCE - 19 BCE) in one of his elegies: 'Romulus aeternae nondum formaverat urbis moenia, consorti non habitanda Remo' ('Romulus had not yet built the walls of the eternal city, where Remus was not to live in partnership’).
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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