Observations and reflections about my life in Rome, including the excursions that take me beyond the walls...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
December 2, 2014: Horses in Rome Advent Calendar
At the top of the step leading to the Campidoglio and the stature of Marcus Aurelius we encounter the twins Castor and Pollux, two mythical horse tamers. The statues are ancient Roman copies of 5th-century BC Greek originals.