Execellent piece by Darius Arya!
Still cold here in Rome, but the snow will fade soon into the background of everyone’s memory. So just a follow up from the lovely walks around the centro the past 2 weekends. For a refresher, check out these images from February 3 and February 10th (in collaboration with Erica Firpo).
Rome regularly dips down to low temperatures, even freezing, each winter period, but it’s the snow that’s novel- picturesque and pleasant to see, however fleeting. I was glad I could go around on my bike to take it all in last weekend.
In antiquity, gladiators were tough and fought all year round but they weren’t the Green Bay Packers that regularly appeared on the frozen tundra before the crowds. Freak snowstorms were noted when they occurred in ancient Rome, as were the more than occasional flood, earthquake, and fire– all challenges to the sustainability of the city.
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