Colosseum - Rome, Italy
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N 41° 53.392 E 012° 29.605
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Quick Description: In Marguerite Yorcenars's novel "Memoirs of Hadrian" the Emperor recalls a scene at the Colosseum.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 11/27/2013 3:44:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMJK4G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
In Chapter 4 "Saeculum Aureum" of Marguertie Yorcenars's novel "Memoirs of Hadrian" the Emperor Hadrian is mourning the recent suicide of his lover, Antinous. He begins to remember a series of incidents where people have acted irrationally over a loss..and then he also recalls "In the underground chambers of the Colosseum, I had been shown lions pining away because the dog with which their keepers had accustomed them to live had been taken away."
The "memoirs" make reference to the Colosseum on at least one other ocassion without specifically mentioning the site.
Short Description: see ablove

Book Title: Memoirs of Hadrian

First Year Published: 1951

Author's Name: Marguerite Yourcenar

Name of Waymarked Item: Colosseum

Location of Item: Rome, Italy

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Admission Price?: 16.00 (listed in local currency)

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