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Authors: Colleen McCullough

Tags: #General, #Fiction, #Historical Fiction, #Historical, #Romance, #Antonius; Marcus, #Egypt - History - 332-30 B.C, #Biographical, #Cleopatra, #Biographical Fiction, #Romans, #Egypt, #Rome - History - Civil War; 49-45 B.C, #Rome, #Romans - Egypt

Antony and Cleopatra (84 page)

vicus
A city street or less important road than a via. A city street going uphill was a
clivus.

villa
A man’s country estate, incorporating a vast residence and peristyle garden. The old Getty Museum in Malibu, California, was a brilliant reconstruction of Julius Caesar’s father-in-law Piso’s villa at Herculaneum, and was a true wonder of the world. I deplore its closure, as no villa exists anywhere in Europe that is not in ruins. Our own times are the poorer for its lack.

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