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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Rome 658

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 One of the most famous of those hills was the Capitoline on account of its being in the centre of ancient Rome overlooking the Forums in the depression at its base, now covered with modern public buildings which have left scarcely a vestige of ancient architecture-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Ascending the grand stairway, on the side opposite to the Forum, we see, on the newel posts at the base, two water-spouting Egyptian Lions in basalt. On the pediments at the top are the celebrated colossal groups in marble of Castor and Pollux which formerly stood in the theatre of Pompey wonderfully preserved considering their great antiquity and exposure, their ears are a little scant, otherwise they are whole and look as though they might trot.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On each side of these, stand a couple of headless winged figures, pretty badly worn, all that is left of the “trophies of Marius”, found on the water-tower of the ancient a^c^qua Julia, and beside them stand the statues of Empr Constantine and his son Constans from the baths of Constantine on the Quirinal.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Outside of these figures, on the same

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-The Capitoline-]

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