The Eternal City

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an appellation of Rome.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The handles of the litter were supported by four men, who were from time to time relieved by fresh relays, -- even as the bearers of Mother Cybele used to take turn and turn about at Rome in the ancient days, when she was brought from Etruria to the Eternal City, amid the blare of trumpets and the worship of a whole nation.
He set out, and on the Saturday evening reached the Eternal City by the mail-coach.
Miss Bordereau sailed with her family on a tossing brig, in the days of long voyages and sharp differences; she had her emotions on the top of yellow diligences, passed the night at inns where she dreamed of travelers' tales, and was struck, on reaching the Eternal City, with the elegance of Roman pearls and scarfs.
They received an early visit from Mrs Merdle, who led that extensive department of life in the Eternal City that winter; and the skilful manner in which she and Fanny fenced with one another on the occasion, almost made her quiet sister wink, like the glittering of small-swords.
John Lateran, the Campagna, the Appian Way, the Seven Hills, the Baths of Caracalla, the Claudian Aqueduct, the Cloaca Maxima--the eternal bore designed the Eternal City, and unless all men and books do lie, he painted every thing in it!
This kind of answer given in a measured official tone, as of a clergyman reading according to the rubric, did not help to justify the glories of the Eternal City, or to give her the hope that if she knew more about them the world would be joyously illuminated for her.
The Emperor had ceased to dwell in Rome when the Eternal City fell into the hands of barbarians.
ESCAPE TO THE ETERNAL CITY THIS summer sees the arrival of NH Collection Fori Imperiali in Rome, joining the NH Hotel Group's other five properties in the Italian capital.
Historians and art historians explore early modern Rome from the perspectives of governing the city and international politics; living in the city and Campagna; mapping, planning, building, and display; and intellectual life in the Eternal City. Among specific topics are diplomatic culture in early modern Rome, Romanus and Catholicus: Counter-Reformation Rome as Caput Mundi, Roma theatrum mundi: festivals and processions in the Ritual City, Roman church architecture: the early modern facade, and printers and publishes in early modern Rome.
Detroit Is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age
In the pages of "The Eternal City: A History of Rome", Ferdinand Addis addresses these questions by tracing the history of the "Eternal City" told through the dramatic key moments in its history: from the mythic founding of Rome in 753 BC, via such landmarks as the murder of Caesar in 44 BC, the coronation of Charlemagne in AD 800 and the re-invention of the imperial ideal, the painting of the Sistine chapel, the trial of Galileo, Mussolini's March on Rome of 1922, the release of Fellini's La Dolce Vita in 1960, and the Occupy riots of 2011.
My Jerusalem: The Eternal City gathers lively cultural, religious and historical articles by a range of authoritative writers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, pairs them with lovely full-page color photos by Ziv Koren, and surveys the meaning and impact of Jerusalem's history and culture.