Table of Contents for Rome Explorations: The Early Christian Rome Tour

Chapter One — Introduction

Intent...................................

About This Book.....................

About This Author...................

About This Tour.....................

Chapter Two — Background

A Brief History of Christianity in Rome

Tiberius................................

Nero.....................................

Domitian..............................

The Severans.........................

The Constantinians.................

Julian the Apostate.................

A Brief History of the City........

Church Architecture.................

Three Roman Catholic Designations

Six Historical Origin Classifications

Architectural  Elements.............

Religious Symbolism...............

People..................................

Animals................................

Plants...................................

Geographical and Architectural Elements

Latin Inscriptions...................

Additional Information.............

City Geography.......................

Things to Notice.....................

Chapter Three — The Tour

Itinerary................................

The Pantheon (Santa Maria ad Martyres)

The Mamertine Prison...............

SS Cosma Ŕ Damiano...............

The Apse..............................

The Triumphal Arch................

San Paolo Fuori le Mura...........

History.................................

Plan of San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Portico, Atrium and Fašade.......

The Main Door......................

The Holy Door and Byzantine Door

The Nave..............................

The Triumphal Arch................

Apse Mosaic..........................

Chapel of Relics.....................

Library.................................

Outside The Church................

San Giovanni in Laterano..........

History.................................

Plan of San Giovanni in Laterano

Chapels................................

High Altar.............................

Apse and Sanctuary.................

Baptistery..............................

Chapel of St Venantius............

Chapel of St Secundus and St Rufina

Chapel of St John the Evangelist

Chapel of St John the Baptist...

Scala Santa and Sancta Sanctorum

Santa Pudenziana.....................

History.................................

Exterior................................

Interior.................................

Santa Maria Maggiore...............

History.................................

Exterior................................

The Belltower........................

Fašade and Portico..................

Plan of Santa Maria Maggiore...

Nave....................................

Mosaics................................

Baptistery..............................

Blessed Sacrament Chapel/Sistine Chapel

High Altar and Confessio.........

Pauline Chapel.......................

Sforza Chapel........................

Santa Prassede........................

History.................................

Exterior................................

Interior.................................

San Pietro in Vaticano..............

The Ancient Topography and Architecture

Old St Peter’s........................

Santa Maria in Trastevere..........

History.................................

Exterior................................

Interior.................................

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere.........

History.................................

Exterior................................

Interior.................................

Excavations...........................

Santa Sabina all’Aventino..........

History.................................

Exterior................................

Interior.................................

Chapter Four — Conclusion

Discussion Question.................

Chapter Five — Contact Me

Feedback...............................

Chapter Six – Extras

How many Popes, Anyway?........

The Via Papalis......................

Catacombs.............................

Introduction...........................

Historical Importance..............

Decline and Loss....................

Rediscovery...........................

San Clemente.........................

History.................................

Interior.................................

The Apse..............................

Apsidal Arch..........................

Appendix.

GPS Coordinates.....................