Gruppo Archeologico Romano

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The Story of St. Peter's, Spring 2002

Background material keyed to topics to be covered in this course of the English Programme of the GAR

Valerie Higgins, Paul Gwynne       Fridays 10 AM      April 26 through May 31, 2002
All classes for this course will be at the GAR Headquarters at Via degli Scipioni 30/a

Old St. Peter's, isometric drawing 

Book Recommendation: Pilgrimage: A Chronicle of Christianity Through the Churches of Rome,  by June Hager, provides much useful information on Churches included in the Rome Through the Centuries itinerary.  It is Available in some local bookstores and through and Pilgrimage Pilgrimage
The Lectures (All lectures for this course will be at the GAR Headquarters at Via degli Scipioni 30/a.)
April 26:  The Roman site and the building of Constantine's basilica

May 3:  The troubled Middle Ages
May 10:  The decision to rebuild
May 17:  Greek of Latin cross -- controversy over the basilica's shape

May 24:  Sistine Chapel 1

May 31:  Sistine Chapel 2
Internet sites for information  and background:
St. Peter's -- General
Basilica of Saint Peter -- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
St Peter's -- Rodolfo Lanciani Pagan and Christian Rome Chapter 3
St. Peters and the Neronian Circus, Lanciani -- Lacus Curtius
Basilicas of Ancient Rome -- Platner (LacusCurtius)
S. Pietro -- Koskimies
Old St. Peter's -- Constantine's Church
Old St. Peters - Interior, from 16th Century Paintng
Old of St.Peters -- Vitruvio
Ground plan
Isometric reconstruction
St. Peter's -- Rome. 4thC.
New St. Peter's
St. Peter's of Rome 3D Models - Great Buildings Online
Project for St Peter in Rome by MICHELANGELO
St. Peter's Rome, Michelangelo's Plan
Sacred Places: St. Peter's Basilica
Saint Peters, Antonius Tempesta ca 1600 -- René Seindal archive
St. Peter's -- GreatBuildings
St. Peter's -- Hager
St. Peter's -- overhead view from rear
St. Peter's, art and architecture images -- Popolo Project (+34 pages)
Britanica Item (pay service)
Interior --- QuickTime video tour (4MB download and requires QuickTime)
Art in St. Peter's Basilica, etc -- Christus Rex
Bernardo Rossellino
Pope Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere)
Donato Bramante
Giuliano.da Sangallo (Giuliano Giamberti)
Antonio da Sangallo
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Baldassare Peruzzi
Giacomo Della Porta
Pope Paul V (Camillo Borghese)
Carlo Maderna
Francesco Borromini
Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini)
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Was Peter in Rome?
Refutation of arguments against his presence -- Philip Hughes, 1934
Was Peter Ever in Rome?
Peter's Bones
Peter's Bones? -- John Curran, University College, Dublin
Peter's Tomb Excavation drawing
Tropaion of Peter's Tomb
The Graffiti Wall, article pt 1
The Graffiti Wall, article pt 2
In search of St. Peter's Tomb ("probably never know") -- UAlberta
Of Bones and Boners - "anti-bones" view, Spring 1997
The Bones of St. Peter -- Catholic Digest
Papal Tombs, Lanciani -- LacusCurtius
Sistine Chapel
Cappella Sistina: numbered plan -- Christus Rex
Cappella Sistina: links to pix on the numbered plan --Christus Rex
Michelangelo: Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Sistine Chapel -- KFKI
Sistine Chapel, Walls -- Vatican site
1578 Engraving--full pomposity
Michelangelo bio (w/link to works) -- artchive
Restoration coverage -- BBC
The Ceiling Cleaned -- before and after

Strange Sistine Borrowings

God Created Man -- Pig
Isaiah -- Rockwell's Rosie and Isaiah by M
Precious Moments Chapel. Roadside America
Sistine Merchandise
Sistine posters: mostly Michelangelo + Raphael's Madonna (w/angels)
Sistine Umbells -- second item on the page
Jigsaw Puzzle - The Sistine Chapel Ceiling - 3000 Pieces
The Sistine Chapel 3D Jigsaw Puzzle
Sistine bronzes -- cast to order
Links of General Interest, but not specific to this course of lectures
Ancient Rome -- Topographical Dictionary
Archeology Links
Architecture Links

Art History:

Art History Webmasters ASSOCIATION
Gateway to Art History
Index of artists and architects
OCAIW: Orazio Centaro's Art Images Web -- sculpture, architecture, etc.
Vassari: Lives
World Wide Arts Resources
The Catholic Encyclopedia
Church/Religions Links
History Source books
Indice Monumenti Antichi e Aree Archeologiche -- Roma
Jubilee Links
Literature and eTexts
Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome
Medieval History Links
Mythology Links
Palaces of Rome - by Italian Tourist Web Guide
POPES -- Catholic Encyclopedia
Renaissance to Modern -- Teachernet

Roman Churches:

Rome Churches -- RomeTours
Rome Churches -- RomeGuide
Rome Churches -- Thayer
Basilicas and Churches - Italian Culture Net Links
Vitruvius on Architecture -- LacusCurtius
Western Civilization Links
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