SERIES: Stories of Rome, Stories of Italy
SPEAKER: Franco Cardini
DATE: Tuesday 20 December, 6 p.m.
PLACE: Sala del Refettorio
The King of the Romans, later Emperor, in the Urbe. The city dreamt of by the whom the Archipoeta called “Mundi Dominus”, the Lord of the world. But for Frederick of Swabia, the city of Rome was both an Adventure and a Misadventure. Arnaldo Da Brescia's martyrdom and the Roman people's uprising in 1154 and 1154, respectively, marked his coronation as emperor. In 1167, a second “Romfahrt” (journey to Rome) ended in a violent fever epidemic that decimated the army and in a hasty retreat, almost a premonition of the catastrophe of Legnano. Miseriae regum...